Marianne Davies

Academic Qualifications
PhD Candidate Developing a Nonlinear Pedagogy in Equestrian Coaching (Sheffield Hallam University, Professor Keith Davids Lab)
MRes. (Distinction) Sport & Exercise Science (Motivation & Skill Acquisition) from Bangor University, Wales
BA (Hons), Sport, Health and Physical Education from Bangor University, Wales

Professional Qualifications

Level 4 IQA
British Canoeing Coach Educator, Training and Assessment Director
CPD module provider (Coaching the Mind, Coaching Children, Fitness, Fundamentals of Movement, Fundamentals of Paddlesport)
BCU L3 Coach, White Water & Sea
Single Pitch Award (Climbing)
Mountain Leader Award (Summer)

Academic Publications & Reports

Davies M J, Stone J, Davids K, Williams J, & O’Sullivan M (2022) Can’t jump, won’t jump: Affordances of the horse-rider dyad underpin skill adaptation in showjumping using a constraints-led approach International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching DOI:10.1177/17479541221107379

Davies R S, Davies M, Groves D, Davids K, Brymer E, Trench A, Sykes J, & Dentith M. (2021) Learning and Expertise in Mineral Exploration Decision-Making: An Ecological Dynamics Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18189752

Davies M. J., & Davies R. S. (2019). Developing adaptive expertise in exploration decision-
making. In: Proceedings of 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 27-30 August, Glasgow, UK.

M. J. Davies, R. S. Davies (2018) Beyond below-ground geological complexity: Developing adaptive expertise in exploration decision-making. In: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Proceedings of Complex Orebodies Conference, 19-21 November, Brisbane, Australia, pp 95-98

Peter J K Smith, Suzanne K Gregory, Marianne Davies (2003) Alternating versus blocked practice in learning a cartwheel. Perceptual and Motor Skills, June (Pt 2) pp 1255-1264

Peter J.K. Smith & M. J. Davies (1995) Applying contextual interference to the Pawlata roll. Journal of Sports Sciences, 13, pp 455-462

Blog Coaching Articles

Marianne also writes for a number of adventure sports magazines. Please contact for details or to commission an article.