Dr Susan Bock
Sue joined the staff team at Durham in February 2006. She completed her Masters Degree in Physical Education (Sport Psychology) from the University of Victoria (Canada), studying athlete adherence to mental skills training. Her PhD (University of Exeter) focused on the motivational experiences of young athletes in structured sport settings. Sue’s teaching interests include physical activity and health, sport and exercise psychology, children and sport, and coaching science.
Sue is a Senior Tutor for the Sport-Coach UK Coach Education programme, specialising in areas of child protection, sport psychology, and coach pedagogy. She is a qualified netball coach, and has gained experience coaching junior squads, and mentoring junior netball coaches. In addition, she has provided sport science support to senior netball squads in the South West region. She is a Professional Member of the ‘American College of Sports Medicine’, the ‘Association for the Study of Obesity’ (UK), and the ‘National Association of Sports Coaches’.
Sue is currently involved in an external collaboration for grant-funded research in the area of paediatric physical activity, with colleagues from the Universities of Teesside, Bath, Manchester Metropolitan, and Liverpool John Moores.
- Bock, S. & Batterham, A.M. (2009), Deriving an ecologically valid accelerometer cut-point for free-living physical activity in children: An exploratory study, American College of Sports Medicine 56th Annual Conference. Seattle, USA..
- Steel, C., Batterham, A.M. & Bock, S. (2007), Health-related status in sport and exercise students: Phase I - Freshers Fitness, American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual Conference. New Orleans, USA..
- Bock, S. & Batterham, A.M. (2007), Modelling the relationship between energy expenditure and body mass in free-living children and adolescents, American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual Conference. New Orleans, USA..
- Steel, C., Batterham, A.M. & Bock, S. (2006), Does 10 minutes of morning exercise stimulate additional moderate-vigorous physical activity in children?, American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.
- Bock, S. & Batterhan, A.M. (2006), Practical Significance of Contextual Sensitivity of Goal Orientations in Youth Sport, American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.
- Stokes, K., Batterham, A.M., Bock, S., Robson, C. & Thompson, D. (2005), Assessment of 24 hour energy expenditure using synchronised accelerometry and heart rate, 37: 52nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise, S113.
- Thompson, D., Batterhan, A.M., Bock, S., Robson, C. & Stokes, K. (2005), Assessment of energy expenditure during physical activity using synchronised accelermoetry and heart rate, 37: 52nd Annual Meetingof the American College of Sports Medicine. Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise, S113.
- Batterham, A.M., Bock, S., Robson, C., Stokes, K. & Thompson, D. (2005), Development of group calibration equations for simple heart rate and accelerometry instrument, 37: 52nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, S112.
- Bock, S. (2002), In pursuite of adaptive-motivational climates in youth sports: Qualitative experiences of the coach, 179: 7th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science Proceedings. Athens.
Journal papers: professional
- Thompson, D.T., Batterham, A.M., Bock, S., Stokes, K. & Robson, C. (2006). Assessment of low to moderate intensity physical activity thermo-genesis in young adults using synchronised heart rate and accelerometry with branched-equation modelling. The Journal of Nutrition
- Motivational experiences of young athletes
- Physical activity measurement in children & adults
- The role of the coach in creating motivational climates in youth sport
- Sport, Health and Policy
- Children and Sport
- Coaching Modules
- Developing Skills