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Dr James Newman EdD, CPsychol., MSc, SEPiT, PGCE

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology


Summary

James is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). His main research interests revolve around how professional and semi-professional sportspeople understand their social relationships and their resultant impact on mental health and sporting performance. James consults in relation to this. He has an extensive range of teaching experience both within sport and exercise, as well as mainstream psychology, gained at various Higher Education Institutions.

 

 

About

I have taught in Higher Education since 2005 and joined the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences in early 2017. This teaching experience has been gained at a variety of Higher Education Institutions including a 'Big Ten' university in the USA, teaching Higher Education in Further Education, and for a leading university in the UK.  Since joining the College, I completed my Doctorate in Education (EdD) which focused on how professional footballers conceptualise bullying, banter, teasing and victimisation. My EdD thesis entitled ‘What happens in the changing room, stays in the changing room. Unearthing bullying, banter, teasing and victimisation in men's professional football’ was achieved without the need for any corrections, as a recognition of my work. Further to this thesis, my main research interests revolve around welfare, bullying and maltreatment and how these concepts are contextualised within elite sport. I am particularly interested in developing education and interventions which improve the mental health and wellbeing of elite stakeholders in sport. To this end, I welcome applications from PhD students who are interested in the topics of welfare, education, bullying and maltreatment within sport.  From an applied perspective I am a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training (SEPiT) with BASES, working towards registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I welcome the opportunity to disseminate and consult in relation to sport psychology. To date, I have completed radio interviews as well as educational workshops on the application of sports psychology.  Finally, I am also experienced in the development of other degree programmes across the UK and have completed various external advisory, panel member and external examiner roles.

 

 

Specialist areas of interest

Bullying in Sport
Peer, Parent and Coach-Athlete relationships
Motivation in Sport.

Teaching

Subject area

Science and Sport and Exercise Science

  • BSc (HONS) Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
 

 

  • Foundations of Psychology in Sport and Exercise
  • Foundations of Research in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Research Methods (MSc)Developing Professional Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology
 

 

Publications

Journal articles

Newman, J., Eccles, S., Rumbold, J., & Rhind, D. (2021). When it is no longer a bit of banter: Coaches’ perspectives of bullying in professional soccer. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2021.1987966

Newman, J., Warburton, V.E., & Russell, K. (2021). Conceptualizing bullying in adult professional football: A phenomenological exploration. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 101883. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.101883

Rumbold, J., Newman, J., Foster, D., Rhind, D.J.A., Phoenix, J., & Hickey, L. (2021). Assessing Post-Game Emotions in Soccer Teams: The Role of Distinct Emotional Dynamics. European Journal of Sport Science. http://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1916079

Higham, A., Newman, J., Stone, J., & Rumbold, J. (n.d.). Coaches’ Experiences of Morality in English Professional Football Environments: Recommendations for Creating a Moral Atmosphere. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ.

Conference papers

Newman, J., Warburton, V., & Russell, K. (2019). 'The Dividing Line': Conceptualising bullying, banter and teasing in professional football. In The British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Annual Conference 2019, 2019 - 2019.

Newman, J., Warburton, V., & Russell, K. (2018). What happens in the changing room stays in the changing room. Unearthing bullying, banter, teasing and victimisation in professional football. In The British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Annual Conference, 2018 - 2018.

Other activities

I am currently involved in the development of a consultancy programme to address bullying in elite sport, education and healthcare settings.
2016 - 2020 - FdSc Psychological Studies, External Examiner, University of Plymouth
2015 - FdA Teaching and Learning Support, External Panel Member, University of Chichester
2015 - BA (Hons) Coaching and School Sport, FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness, FdSc Sport Science, FdA Sports Coaching, External Panel Member, Manchester Metropolitan University
2014 - 2015 - FdA Teaching and Learning Support, External Adviser, University of Chichester

Postgraduate supervision

I currently supervise Andrew Higham's PhD.

 

 

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