Some of my more recent publications are listed below.

Books / e-Books

Hurley, O. A. (2021).  Brave Action: Sport Psychology for Life. Available to download @ The Collective Fitness: See:

Hurley, O. A. (2018).  Sport Cyberpsychology. Routledge.

Book Chapters

Cotterill, S., & Hurley, O. A. (2023). Going Online: How to Enhance Consultancy Practice Using Digital Technology. In V. Shanmuganathan-Felton, & S. Smith (eds.), Developing a Sport Psychology Consultancy Practice: A Toolkit for Students and Trainees (pp. 113-125). Routledge.

Hurley, O. (2016). The Dynamics of Groups Online. In Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H. & Kirwan, G. (eds.), Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 98-110). Routledge.

Hurley, O. (2016). Sport and Health Cyberpsychology. In Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H. & Kirwan, G. (eds.), Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 167-180). Routledge.

Rooney, B, Connolly, I., Hurley, O., Kirwan, G. & Power, A. (2015). Social media and networking behavior. In A. Attrill (ed.), Cyberpsychology (pp. 88-107). Oxford University Press.

McCabe, D., Hurley, O. & Flood, C. (2013). The influence of gendered web design on female science career motivation. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (eds.), Cyberpsychology & New Media: a thematic reader (pp. 60-71).  Psychology Press.


Hurley, O. (2021). Sport Cyberpsychology in Action During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Possibilities): A Narrative Review. Frontiers in Psychology.

Cahill, J., Hurley, O., & Mc Caughan, N. (2018). Addressing teamwork problems in healthcare: lessons learned from aviation and sport. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 24, 448-457.

Hurley, O. (2017). The status of women in Irish Sport. The Irish Psychologist, 43(5), 101-102.

Hurley, O. (2016). Impact of player injuries on teams’ mental states, and subsequent performances, at the Rugby World Cup 2015. Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology [Opinion Article].

Hurley, O. (2015).The sport psychologist tweeter: What information do ‘followers’ want? Perspectives: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Staff Anthology, 2, 44-52.

Hurley, O. (2014). New Technologies in Sport: Potential impact on performance in elite sport settings. The Irish Psychologist, 41, 25.

Hurley, O.A., Moran, A., & Guerin, S. (2007). Exploring athletes’ experiences of their injuries: A qualitative investigation. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 3, 14-22.


Here are some of my recent Blogs:

Hurley, O. (2019). Online support and learning opportunities: Valuable features in the athlete/performer world (Blog). BPS Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology.