SNR #247: John Kiely – Scepticism, Cognitive Bias & Applying Science to Practice

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John Kiely

John is Senior Lecturer in Elite Performance at the Institute of Coaching & Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. He has published a long list of peer-reviewed work, notably on stress and periodization, and is well known for questioning conventional dogmas withing strength & conditioning literature and practice.

John’s career within sport has been relatively varied, having experienced life as an international competitor, coach, sports scientist and strength and conditioning specialist. He has been the head of S&C at UK athletics, a S&C coach to Olympic medallists & world champions, as well as working with teams at both Rugby & Soccer World Cups.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Issues translating research into practice
  • How is a critical thinking mindset fostered/developed/trained?
  • Scepticism vs. nihilism
  • Cognitive bias: pitfalls for coaches or practitioners

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