School of Health & Human Performance

Dr
Áine
MacNamara

Primary Department
School of Health & Human Performance
Role
Associate Professor in Elite Performance | Chair of the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance (Sport)
Phone number: 01 700
N/A
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
AG46

Academic biography

In January 2020 I joined the School of Health and Human Performance at DCU as an Associate Professor in Elite Performance. 

I am the Chair of the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance (Sport) - a four year part-time, blended learning programme, comprising both research and taught elements aimed at practitioners from across performance domains. The aim of the Professional Doctorate is to enable candidates to embed their learning and research within their own professional practice and ensure that the acquired knowledge and understanding gained through the research journey then be integrated directly into the organisations and systems in which they work. 

Research
 Currently my research programme is focused on the broad area of talent development processes across performance domains. Although primarily developed in sport, the research has and will continue to examine these processes across multiple domains and at various levels of participation – excellence in its broadest sense from elite levels of performance through to participation.