Dr Martin J. Turner

Keynote: The use of REBC in achievement settings: Implications for the regulation of motivation and emotion.

Time: 14.00 – 14.45 GMT

Keynote speaker: Dr. Martin J. Turner

The evidence-base indicates that REBC is received well and is demonstrably effective in sport, exercise, and performance settings. Dr. Turner has spent much of his career studying the application of REBC in these settings. In recent years, Dr. Turner’s research work has focused the relationships between REBC concepts, such as cognitive mediation and irrational beliefs, and the regulation of motivation and emotion. In this talk, Martin talks about the integration of REBC frameworks with notable emotion and motivation frameworks, leading to theoretical and practical advancements in REBC. New data are examined, and key findings are contextualized within both the REBC and performance literatures. Also, applied issues stemming from Dr. Turner’s consultancy experience within performance settings will also be covered, exploring the integration of REBC into high performance environments.

Dr. Martin J. Turner is Reader in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the BPS. He is the current Chair of the BPS West Midlands Branch. He is most known for his work applying rational emotive behaviour coaching (REBC) within achievement settings, and the effects of stress and adversity on human wellbeing and performance. In his work he also examines the psychophysiology of the human stress response, and its relationship to human functioning under pressure. He holds an Advanced Practicum Certificates in REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute. He has won four awards for his research; the 2018 and 2020 Albert Ellis Award, the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award for Research from the U.K. Association for REBT, the 2013 BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) PhD Thesis of the year award. His research demonstrates over 60 peer-reviewed papers, over 10 book chapters, and 3 books. He has completed psychology consultancy work across athletic (e.g., the FA), occupational (e.g., SONY), and military settings (e.g., SAS).

Contact email address: m.turner@mmu.ac.uk