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Researcher of Performance Psychology, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University

Recep has received his Ph.D. at Bangor University and he is a research member of the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP) at Bangor. He also works as a research assistant for Uludag University in Turkey and collaborates with the number of researchers from all over the world.
His main research interest lies in the area of stress and performance, more specifically he is trying to look at the precise mechanisms that underlie ironic performance errors under pressure.

Sample publications:
• Barlow, M., Woodman, T., Gorgulu, R., & Voyzey, R. (2016). Ironic effects of performance are worse for neurotics. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 24, 27-37.

• Woodman, T., Barlow, M., & Gorgulu, R. (2015). Don’t miss, don’t miss, d’oh! Performance when anxious suffers specifically where least desired. The Sport Psychologist, 29, 213-223.


  • 2013–present
    Research assistant, Uludag University
  • 2013–present
    Researcher, Bangor University


  • 2017 
    Bangor University, Ph.D
  • 2013 
    Bangor University, MS.c


  • 2016
    Ironic effects of performance are worse for neurotics, 1
  • 2015
    Don't Miss, Don't Miss, D'oh! Performance When Anxious Suffers Specifically Where Least Desired, 1