Amlie Heinrich M.A.

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Amelie Heinrich Amelie Heinrich

Amelie Heinrich (M.A.)

PhD Student (co-supervised by Prof. Rouwen Cañal-Bruland; first supervisor: Prof. Oliver Stoll, University of Halle-Wittenberg)


Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Department of Sport Science
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 2
06120 Halle (Saale)



Academic Vita Show content
  • since 2017: PhD scholarship (Landesgraduiertenförderung Sachsen-Anhalt)
  • 2014 – 2017:Master of Arts in Applied Sport Psychology, Martin-Luther-University-Halle-Wittenberg (scholar Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Master's thesis topic: Psychological factors in biathlon: an overview.  
  • 2015 – 2016: Scientific research assistant, Institute of Applied Training Science, Leipzig
  • 2014 – 2015: Scientific research assistant, Institute of  Sport Psychology and Sport Pedagogy, University Leipzig
  • 2011 – 2014: Bachelor of Arts in Sport Science, University Leipzig. Bachelor´s thesis topic: Interventions for career transition in elite sports
  • 2012 – 2014: Tutor, Institute of  Sport Psychology and Sport Pedagogy, University Leipzig
  • 2013: The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm
Research Show content

Research Interests:

  • Visual attention
  • Effects of acute exercise on cognitive performance
  • Sport-specific performance improvement

Research Projects:

  • PhD thesis: Acute exercise, visual attention and performance in biathlon shooting



Publications Show content


  • Heinrich, A., Müller, F., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Selection bias in social facilitation theory? Audience effects on elite biathletes’ performance are gender-specific. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55, 101943.
  • Heinrich, A., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). A biopsychosocial framework to guide interdisciplinary research on biathlon performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:671901.
  • Heinrich, A., Hansen, D. W., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). The impact of physiological fatigue and gaze behavior on shooting performance in expert biathletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23, 883-890.
  • Hansen, D. W., Heinrich, A. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2019). Aiming for the Quiet Eye in Biathlon. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Other Publications:

  • Heinrich, A. (2018). Der zappelnde Torhüter: Erfolgreiche Ablenkung oder wirkungsloses Theater? Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 25(3), 128-
Further Activities Show content
  • Sport Psychologist in  junior and elite sports
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