Edited books:

Bicknell, Kath and Sutton, John (eds). In press. Collaborative Embodied Performance: ecologies of skill. London: Bloomsbury.

Peer reviewed journal articles:

Bicknell, K. (2021). ‘Embodied intelligence and self-regulation in skilled performance: or, two anxious moments on the static trapeze’, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, doi: 10.1007/s13164-021-00528-7.

Christensen, W., Sutton, J. & Bicknell, K. (2019). Memory Systems and the Control of Skilled Action. Philosophical Psychology. 32(5), 693-719.

Christensen, W., Bicknell, K., McIlwain, D. and Sutton, J. (2015). “The sense of agency and its role in strategic control for expert mountain bikers,” The Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice. 2(3), 340-353.

Bicknell, Kath. (2011). “Sport, Entertainment and the Live(d) Experience of Cheering,” Popular Entertainment Studies, 2:1, 96-111.

Bicknell, Kath. (2010). “Feeling Them Ride: Corporeal exchange in cross-country mountain bike racing,About Performance, 10, 81-91.

Peer reviewed book chapters:

Sutton, John and Bicknell, Kath. In press. Introduction: the situated intelligence of collaborative skills. In Collaborative Embodied Performance: ecologies of skill, ed. K. Bicknell and J. Sutton. London: Bloomsbury.

Bicknell, Kath and  Brümmer, Kristina. In press. ‘No elephants today!’ Recurrent experiences of failure while learning a movement practice. In Collaborative Embodied Performance: ecologies of skill, ed. K. Bicknell and J. Sutton. London: Bloomsbury.

Sutton, John and Bicknell, Kath (2020). Embodied experience in the cognitive ecologies of skilled performance. In Ellen Fridland and Carlotta Pavese (eds), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Skill and Expertise (pp. 194-205). London: Routledge. 

Christensen, Wayne and Bicknell, Kath. (2019). “Affordances and the Anticipatory Control of Action.” In Massimiliano L. Cappuccio (ed.) The MIT Press Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bicknell, Kath. (2016.) “Equipment, innovation and the mountain biker’s taskscape.” In H. Thorpe & R. Olive (Eds.), Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics and Experience, 237-258. Palgrave Macmillan.

Peer reviewed conference proceedings:

Bicknell, Kath. (2013). “Everybody’s Writing,” Proceedings of the 5th Australian Cycling Conference: Everybody’s Cycling.

Bicknell, Kath,. (2010). “The Feel of Five Minutes,” time.transcendence.performance: Refereed Conference Proceedings.


Sutton, J., McIlwain, D., Geeves, A., Bicknell, K. and Williamson, K. (2016). Sustaining Elite Performance: emotional skills and the mental game in Australian professional cricket. Macquarie University and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA).

Book Reviews:

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). Review of The Audience Experience: A critical analysis of audiences in the performing arts, ed. by Jennifer Radbourne, Hilary Glow and Katya Johanson, Austalasian Drama Studies 65: 326-330.

PhD Thesis:

Embodying Biking: Sport as live(d) events

Abstract (PDF)

Recent research related magazine and website publications:

Bicknell, Kath. (2015). “R U OK? A message for cyclists,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath (2015). “Creating a new normal,” Travel Play Live (1): 22-25.

Bicknell, Kath. (2015). “Cav the case study: performance under pressure,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2015). “On yer bike,” Women’s Health, (August 2015): 48-49.

Bicknell, Kath. (2015). “Inside Insight: Specialized Destination Trail media camp,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2015). “Specialized Rhyme FSR Expert Carbon 650b – first ride review,” BikeRadar.

Bicknell, Kath. (2015). “Women’s cycling products: what matters, and why?” BikeRadar.

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). “Shred-ette: Specialized Rumor Expert Evo 29 Reviewed,” Flow Mountain Bike.

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). “What is the future for bike fit?” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). “Why winning the Tour [de France] requires mental fitness too,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). “Tested: Giant Women’s Lust 27.5 2,” Flow Mountain Bike.

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). “#hashtag race coverage,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2014). “When your moves are numbered,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2103). “Haig: The cost of success in XC,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2013). “Australian Riders Find Creative Ways to Excel at the Top,” Flow Mountain Bike.

Bicknell, Kath. (2013). “Solo 24 hour MTB world champions talk about motivation,” SBS Cycling Central.

Bicknell, Kath. (2103). “Tested: Specialized Rumor Comp,” Flow Mountain Bike.

Bicknell, Kath. (2013). “Column: Down with negativity,” Flow Mountain Bike, 4: 32-33. Re-published online (2014).

Bicknell, Kath. (2103). “Peta Mullens: The power and the passion,” Flow Mountain Bike (4): 67-70.

Bicknell, Kath. (2103). “Flow State: On the topic of flow,” Flow Mountain Bike, 2: 75-77.

I have published over 400 additional articles, reviews and opinion pieces for global sports media. These include: Flow Mountain Bike, Bike, Enduro, Freewheel, Outer Edge and Australian Mountain Bike, Travel Play Live print magazines and websites such as SBS Cycling Central,, Eskapee, Flow Mountain Bike, Australian Mountain Bike, Enduromag, Privateer, and Pedal Pushers Online.

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