James joined the teaching team at Sheffield Hallam in early 2017. 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. He has an extensive range of teaching experience at various Higher Education Institutions and has previously presented at Sports Psychology conferences.
I have taught in Higher Education since 2005 and joined the teaching team at Hallam 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.
I am in the final stage of completing my Doctorate in Education with a focus on how professional footballers conceptualise bullying as banter and teasing within their context. To this end, my 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. I have experience of delivering presentations at conferences and has completed radio interviews on the application of sports psychology.
I am also experienced in the development of other degree programmes across the UK and has 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.
Science and Sport and Exercise Science
Physical Activity Sport and Health
Sport and Exercise Science
Developing Professional Skills
Introduction to Research in Physical Activity Sport and Health
Work Based Learning
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
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