C. Psych, College of Psychologists of Ontario, 1993
PhD (Psychology), York University, 1992
MHK, University of Windsor, 1984
BHK (First Class Honours), University of Windsor, 1981
BA, University of Windsor, 1980
Emotional recovery from sports concussion
Management guidelines for sport concussion
Psychology of physical injury in sport, performance and dance
Psychological issues related to hand injuries
Psychological impact of and recovery from dance and athletic injuries
Sport, performance, rehabilitation and health psychology
Perfectionism in performance
Recent Peer-reviewed Articles
Mainwaring, L. (in Press). Psychological Factors and Sport Related Concussion. Ch. 27. In R. Echemendia and G.L. Iverson. The Oxford Handbook of Sport-Related Concussion. New York: Oxford University Press
Senthinathan, A., Mainwaring, L., Hutchison, M. (2016 in press). Heart rate variability of athletes across concussion recovery milestones: A Preliminary Study. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 00:1–8.
Hutchison, M., Mainwaring, L., Senthinathan, A., Churchill, N., Thomas, S., Richards, D. (2016 Epub Sept. 6). Psychological and physiological markers of stress in concussed athletes across recovery milestones. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
Mainwaring, L. (2012). The Art and Science of Sport Concussion Management: Introduction to the Issue Two of the Special Series on Sports Concussion: 6(4), 307-308.
Mainwaring, L., Comper, P., Hutchison, M., & Richards, D., (2012). Lessons Learned from Baseline and Post-Concussion Assessment Research. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 6(4). 309-335.
Hutchison, M., Comper, P., Mainwaring, L. & Richards, D. (2012). Normative Data in a Sample of University Athletes using ANAM tests. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 6(4), 336-350.
Mainwaring, L., & Trenerry, M. (2012). Introduction to the Special Issue on Sports Concussion: Clinical Best Practices for Assessment and Management. 6(3), 203-206
Mainwaring, L, Comper, P., Hutchison, M., Richards, D. (2012). Examining Emotional Sequelae of Sport Concussion. Clinical Journal of Sport Psychology Special Edition, 6(3), 247-274.
Comper, P., Hutchison, M., Mainwaring, L., Richards, D. (2012). A model of Best Practice for Managing Sports Concussion in Varsity Athletes: The University of Toronto Concussion Approach. Clinical Journal of Sport Psychology Special Edition. 6(3), 231-246.
Comper, P., Hutchison, M., Magrys, S., Mainwaring, L., & Richards, D. (2010). Evaluating the methodological quality of sports neuropsychological concussion research: a systematic review. Brain Injury, 42(11) 1257-1271. Henry Stonnington 2nd place award
Mainwaring, L., Hutchison, M., Bisschop, S., Comper, P., Richards, D. (2010) Athletes’ Emotional Response to Sport Concussion compared to ACL Injury. Brain Injury, 24(4) 589-597.
Mainwaring, L., & Krasnow, D. (2010). Teaching the dance class: Strategies to enhance skill acquisition, mastery and positive self-image. JODE, 10(1) 14-21.
Hutchison, M., Mainwaring, L., Comper, P., Richards, D., & Bisschop, S. (2009). Differential emotional responses of varsity athletes to concussion and musculoskeletal injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 19(1)13-19.
Kristman, V.L., Kreigher, N., Tator, C., Richards, D., Mainwaring, L., Jaglal, S., Tomlinson, G., Comper, P. (2008) Does the apolipoprotein ε4 allele predispose varsity athletes to concussion? A prospective cohort study. Clincial Journal of Sports Medicine, 18(4), pp.322-328.,
Mainwaring, L., Bisschop, S.M., Comper, P., Green, R., Richards, D., Antoniazzi, M., & Kristman, V., Provvidenza, C. (2004). Emotional Reaction of Varsity Athletes to Sports-Related Concussion. Journal of Exercise and Sport Psychology, 26 (2), 119-135.
Mainwaring, L. (2011). Short – Term and Extended Emotional Correlates of Concussion. In F. Webbe (ed.) Handbook of Sport Concussion. Springer.
Mainwaring, L. (2010) Ch. 8: Ending Therapeutic relationships. Invited chapter. In S. Hanrahhan & M. B. Anderson (Eds.) Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology. Oxon: Routledge
Ben Alavae (current), Social Support and Concussion Rehabilitation
Ryan McDonald: (current), The Experience of Sport Concussion in Varsity Athletes
Graham Tebbit (current), Concussion in Professional Sports
Jonathan Chan (2016), Adaptive Perfectionism, Maladaptive Perfectionism, Perceived Stress and Risk of Concussion in Varsity Athletes
Sandhya Myabathula (2015), Pre-Injury Variables and Risk of Sport Concussion.
Arrani Senthinathan (2013), Physiological and Psychological Stress Markers in Concussed Athletes from Injury to Post-Return to Play
Laura McClemont (2013), To Tell or Not to Tell? An Exploration of Athletic Injury Reporting
Nicholas Snow (2013), Cognitive Functioning in Varsity Athletes Following Musculoskeletal Injury
Elizabeth Byrne, (2007), Physical Activity and Emotion Regulation: Walking to Regulate Experimentally Induced Negative Affect.
Michael Hutchison (2006), Emotional Response of Injured Varsity Athletes: Examination of Concussion and Musculoskeletal Injuries.
Elizabeth Vitullo (2003), The Development of the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale for Athletes
Enid Headley (2004), Where Health Meets Illness: Health-Promoting Behaviours For Women with Fibromyalagia
Christine Provvidenza (2002), The impact of Self-Directed Learning Imagery Package on the Imagery Ability and Use of Junior Elite Skaters
Kaleigh Ferdinand-Pennock (current), Injury Reporting in Athletes
Laura McClemont (current), Concussion in Synchronized Swimming
Sandhya Mylabathula (current), Sports Concussion and Education; Concussion Management
Tanya Berg (2016), Kinesthetic Collaboration:Exploring Kinesthetic Dialogue In An Embodied Student-Teacher Relationship
Vicki Kristman: (2007) Apoe Genotype And Concussion In Varsity Athletes: Can Genetics Predict Brain Injury? Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences
Shawna Wade (2000), The validity and reliability of a range of motion assessment of smile for children with facial palsy.
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