School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Staff

Dr Jamie Barker BSc, MSc, Ph.D, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, HCPC Registered

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Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Jamie graduated with a BSc degree in Sport Studies (1998) and an MSc in Sport, Health and Exercise Science (2000) both from Staffordshire University. In 2008, he completed his PhD entitled “Using Hypnosis to Enhance Sport Performers Self-Efficacy” also at Staffordshire University which was supervised by Professor Marc Jones, Dr Iain Greenlees and Professor Tom Cochrane. Jamie has had lecturing positions in Sport and Exercise Psychology at both Edge Hill University and Staffordshire University. Whilst at Staffordshire he became Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2007 and then Associate Professor of Applied Sport and Performance Psychology in 2013 before joining Loughborough University in 2017.

Research

Jamie’s main research interest is centred on applied (sport and performance) psychology research and is based around three key themes: intervention effectiveness (including applied research methods), group dynamics and leadership, and resilience. Jamie’s has specific interests in Hypnosis, Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS), Resilience (Challenge and Threat states), Social Identity (Group Dynamics and Leadership), Single-Case Research Methods, and the Psychological Characteristics of Elite Disability sport.

Doctoral Students

PhD Completions

  • Martin Turner (Principal Supervisor: Professor Marc Jones, Co-Supervisors: Professor David Sheffield, and Dr Pete Coffee). Promoting resource appraisals to influence challenge and threat states (May, 2013).
  • Andrew Evans (Co-Supervisors: Dr Pete Coffee and Professor Marc Jones ). The meaning of groups: The importance and role of the content of social identities for cognition and behaviour (May 2014).
  • Matt Slater (Co-Supervisors: Professor Marc Jones and Dr Pete Coffee). Perceived and behavioural consequences of social identity leadership in performance settings (October 2014).
  • Andrew Wood (Co-supervisor: Dr Martin Turner). Demanding success: Examining the effects of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) on performance-related outcomes (January 2018).

Current PhD Supervision

  • Craig White (Co-Supervisors: Professor Chris Harwood, Dr Matt Slater and Dr Martin Turner). Working title: Exploring social identity leadership on resilience within the Royal Air Force (RAF). Thesis to be submitted October 2020.
  • Nanaki Chadki (Principal Supervisor: Dr Martin Turner). Working title: The development and effects of Irrational Beliefs on sport performance. Thesis to be submitted January 2019.
  • Jamie Gilman (Principal Supervisor: Dr Martin Turner, Co-Supervisor Dr Matt Slater). Working title: The role of social identification in psychophysiological responses to stress. Thesis to be submitted January 2019.
  • Steve Eaton (Principal Supervisor: Dr Matt Slater, Co-Supervisor Dr Martin Turner). Working title: Using social support interventions to develop resilience. Thesis to be submitted June 2020.
  • Jenni Jones (Principal Supervisor: Dr Martin Turner) Working title: The effects of Rational-resilience interventions on resilience outcomes in community based populations. Thesis to be submitted, December 2019.
  • Stuart Kelly (Principal Supervisor: Dr Matt Slater, Co-Supervisor Dr Martin Turner). Working title: Exploring the effects of leadership effectiveness within business settings. Thesis to be submitted, November 2019.
  • Janki Rajapurkar (Principal Supervisor: Professor Marc Jones, Co-Supervisor Dr Martin Turner). Working title: A cross cultural investigation of athletes’ responses to psychological stress in India and the UK. Thesis to be submitted, June 2018.
  • Curtis Sinclair (Principal Supervisor: Dr Matt Slater). Working title: Determining the effects of social identity leadership. Thesis to be submitted June 2020.
  • Anthony Miller (Principal Supervisor: Dr Matt Slater, Co-Supervisor Dr Martin Turner). Working title: The role of social identity leadership in psychophysiological responses to performance stress. Thesis to be submitted October 2020.
  • Joanne Wood (Principal Supervisor: Dr Matt Slater). Working title: Exploring social identity leadership within exercise contexts. Thesis to be submitted January 2021.

External Activities

  • Member Disability Football Performance Group (The Football Association)
  • Committee Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP)
  • Chair of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP; 2015-2017)
  • Committee Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Training Committee (DSEPTC)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society Board for the Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
  • Member Editorial Board, The International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Sport Psychologist
  • Member, Editorial Board, Sport and Exercise Psychology Review
  • Co-Guest Editor (Sport and Performance Psychology Special Issue), Journal of Change Management (2016)
  • Guest Editor (Single-Case Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Psychology Special Issue), Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (2013)
  • External Examiner (2018-): MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Ulster
  • External Examiner (2018-): Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Consultancy and Enterprise

As a consultant Jamie has an array of experience working in business and professional sport. For example, Jamie has consulted with Sony Europe, Sony Mobile, the Football Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, and Great Britain Rowing. Recently, Jamie was the sport psychologist to the Great Britain Cerebral Palsy Football team and worked with the team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Jamie has presented at many international and national conferences, along with being invited to talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

To request consultancy and enterprise with Dr Barker please contact the Enterprise Office.

To request media appearances by Dr Barker please contact the Public Relations Office.

Featured Publications

  • Latinjak, A. T., Corbalan-Frigola, J., Alcoy-Fabrgeas, P., & Barker, J. B. (in press). Spontaneous self-talk: An insight into the competitive component of emotions in sport. International Journal of Sport Psychology.
  • Kelly, S., Thelwell, R., Barker, J. B., & Harwood, C. (2018). Psychological Support for Sport Coaches: An Exploration of Practitioner Psychologist Perspectives. Journal of Sports Sciences. doi:10.1080/02640414.2018.1423854
  • Wood, A., Turner, M., Barker, J. B., & Higgins, S. (2018). Investigating the effects of irrational and rational self-statements on motor-skill and hazard-perception performance. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(4). doi:10.1037/spy0000095
  • Falls, N., Barker, J. B., & Turner, M. J. (2017). The Effects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing on Prospective Imagery and Anxiety in Golfers. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1-14. doi:10.1080/10413200.2017.1345999
  • Pocock, C., Dicks, M., Thelwell, R. C., Chapman, M., & Barker, J. B. (2017). Using an Imagery Intervention to Train Visual Exploratory Activity in Elite Academy Football Players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1-17. doi:10.1080/10413200.2017.1395929
  • Slater, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2017). Doing social identity leadership: Exploring the efficacy of an identity leadership intervention on perceived leadership and mobilization in elite disability soccer. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. doi:10.1080/10413200.2017.1410255
  • Wood, A. G., Barker, J. B., Turner, M. J., & Sheffield, D. (2017). Examining the effects of rational emotive behavior therapy on performance outcomes in elite paralympic athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(1), 329-339. doi:10.1111/sms.12926
  • Wood, A. G., Barker, J. B., & Turner, M. J. (2017). Developing performance using rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT): A case study with an elite archer. The Sport Psychologist, 31(1), 78-87. doi:10.1123/tsp.2015-0083
  • Barker, J. B., Neil, R., & Fletcher, D. (2016). Using Sport and Performance Psychology in the Management of Change. Journal of Change Management, 16(1), 1-7. doi:10.1080/14697017.2016.1137149
  • Barker, J. B. (2016). The challenges of consultancy with an amateur league soccer team: A supervisor commentary. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 12 (2), 19-21.
  • McArdle, G., & Barker. J. B. (2016). The challenges of consultancy with an amateur league soccer team. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 12 (2), 9-17.
  • McArdle, G., & Barker. J. B. (2016). A reflection on using a cognitive-behavioural approach to performance enhancement with a junior golfer and basketball player: A trainee’s case study. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 12 (1), 75-85.
  • Miles, A. J., Neil, R., & Barker, J. B. (2016). Preparing to Take the Field: A Temporal Exploration of Stress, Emotion, and Coping in Elite Cricket. The Sport Psychologist, 30(2), 101-112. doi:10.1123/tsp.2014-0142
  • Thelwell, R. C., Wagstaff, C. R. D., Rayner, A., Chapman, M., & Barker, J. B. (2016). Exploring athletes’ perceptions of coach stress in elite sport environments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(1), 44-55. doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1154979
  • Turner, M., Allen, M., Slater, M., Barker, J. B., Woodcock, C., Harwood, C., & McFayden, K. (2016). European Journal of Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000314
  • Barker, J. B, & Stater, M. J. (2015). It's not just cricket. Psychologist, 28(7), 552-556.
  • Edwards, D.J. & Barker, J.B. (2015). Practitioners’ perceptions of sport and exercise psychology in South Africa and the United Kingdom. African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21 (2), 619-637.
  • Harwood, C. G., Barker., J. B, & Anderson., R. (2015). Psychosocial development in youth soccer players: Assessing the effectiveness of the 5C’s intervention program. The Sport Psychologist, 29(4), 319-334. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0161
  • Slater, M. J., Barker, J. B., Coffee, P., & Jones, M. V. (2015). Leading for gold: social identity leadership processes at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 7(2), 192-209. doi:10.1080/2159676X.2014.936030
  • Turner, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2015). Examining the Effects of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on the Irrational Beliefs of Blue-Chip Professionals. Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 33(1), 17-36. doi:10.1007/s10942-014-0200-9
  • Turner, M. J., Slater, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2015). Winning Formula, Man Management and the Inner Game: Commonalities of Success in the Ryder Cup and Super Bowl A Commentary. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 10(2-3), 275-279.
  • Barker, J. B., Evans, A. L., Coffee, P., Slater, M. J., & McCarthy, P. J. (2014). Consulting on tour: A dual-phase personal-disclosure mutual-sharing intervention and group functioning in elite youth cricket. The Sport Psychologist, 28(2), 186-197. doi:10.1123/tsp.2013-0042
  • Slater, M. J., Coffee, P., Barker, J. B., & Evans, A. L. (2014). Promoting shared meanings in group memberships: a social identity approach to leadership in sport. Reflective Practice, 15(5), 672-685. doi:10.1080/14623943.2014.944126
  • Turner, M. J., Jones, M. V., Sheffield, D., Barker, J. B., & Coffee, P. (2014). Manipulating cardiovascular indices of challenge and threat using resource appraisals. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 94(1), 9-18. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.07.004
  • Turner, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2014). Using rational emotive behavior therapy with athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 28(1), 75-90. doi:10.1123/tsp.2013-0012
  • Turner, M. J., Barker, J. B., & Slater, M. J. (2014). The season-long effects of rational emotive behavior therapy on the irrational beliefs of professional academy soccer athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(5), 429-451. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2014.45.429
  • Turner, M. J., Slater, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2014). Not the End of the World: The Effects of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on Irrational Beliefs in Elite Soccer Academy Athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26(2), 144-156. doi:10.1080/10413200.2013.812159
  • Barker, J. B., Jones, M. V., & Greenlees, I. (2013). Using hypnosis to enhance self-efficacy in sport performers. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 7(3), 228-247. doi:10.1123/jcsp.7.3.228
  • Barker, J. B., Mellalieu, S. D., McCarthy, P. J., Jones, M. V., & Moran, A. (2013). Special Issue on Single-Case Research in Sport Psychology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25(1), 1-3. doi:10.1080/10413200.2012.729378
  • Barker, J. B., Mellalieu, S. D., McCarthy, P. J., Jones, M. V., & Moran, A. (2013). A Review of Single-Case Research in Sport Psychology 1997-2012: Research Trends and Future Directions. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25(1), 4-32. doi:10.1080/10413200.2012.709579
  • Evans, A. L., Slater, M. J., Turner, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2013). Using personal-disclosure mutual-sharing to enhance group functioning in a professional soccer academy. The Sport Psychologist, 27(3), 233-243. doi:10.1123/tsp.27.3.233
  • Slater, M. J., Evans, A. L., & Barker, J. B. (2013). Using social identities to motivate athletes towards peak performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games: Reflecting for Rio 2016. Reflective Practice, 14(5), 672-679. doi:10.1080/14623943.2013.835725
  • Turner, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2013). Resilience: Lessons from the 2012 Olympic Games. Reflective Practice, 14(5), 622-631. doi:10.1080/14623943.2013.835724
  • Turner, M., & Barker, J. B. (2013). Examining the Efficacy of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on Irrational Beliefs and Anxiety in Elite Youth Cricketers. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25(1), 131-147. doi:10.1080/10413200.2011.574311
  • Turner, M. J., Jones, M. V., Sheffield, D., Slater, M. J., Barker, J. B., & Bell, J. J. (2013). Who thrives under pressure? Predicting the performance of elite academy cricketers using the cardiovascular indicators of challenge and threat states. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35(4), 387-397. doi:10.1123/jsep.35.4.387
  • Barker, J. B., & Turner, M. J. (2012). ‘I can’t lost this match!’: CBT and the sport psychologist – comment. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 8, (2), 63-64.
  • Jones, M. V., Coffee, P., Sheffield, D., Yangüez, M., & Barker, J. B. (2012). Just a game? Changes in English and Spanish soccer fans' emotions in the 2010 World Cup. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(2), 162-169. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.10.008
  • Barker, J. B., McCarthy, P. J., Harwood, C. G. (2011). Reflections on consulting in elite youth male English cricket and soccer academies. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 7, 58-72.
  • Windsor, P. M., Barker, J. B., & McCarthy, P. (2011). Doing Sport Psychology: Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing in Professional Soccer. The Sport Psychologist, 25(1), 94-114. doi:10.1123/tsp.25.1.94
  • Barker, J. B., Jones, M., & Greenlees, I. (2010). Assessing the Immediate and Maintained Effects of Hypnosis on Self-Efficacy and Soccer Wall-Volley Performance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32(2), 243-252. doi:10.1123/jsep.32.2.243
  • Barker, J. B., & Jones, M. V. (2008). The effects of hypnosis on self-efficacy, affect, and sport performance: A case study from professional English soccer. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2, 127-147.
  • Walton, G., Barker, J. B., Hepworth, M., & Stephens, D. (2007). Using on-line collaborative learning to enhance information literacy delivery in a Level 1 module: An evaluation. Journal of Information Literacy, 1, 13-30.
  • Barker, J. B., & Jones, M. V. (2006). Using hypnosis, technique refinement, and self-modeling to enhance self-efficacy: A case study in cricket. The Sport Psychologist, 20(1), 94-110. doi:10.1123/tsp.20.1.94
  • Barker, J. B.,& Jones, M. V. (2005). Using hypnosis to increase self-efficacy: A case study in elite judo. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 1, 36-42.

Books

  • Dixon, J., Barker, J. B., Thelwell, R., & Mitchell, I. (in prep). The Psychology of Soccer. Oxford: Routledge. 
  • Turner, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2014). Tipping the balance: The mental skills handbook for athletes. London: Bennion Kearny. 
  • Turner, M. J., & Barker, J. B. (2014). What business can learn from sport psychology. London: Bennion Kearny. 
  • Cotterill, S. C., & Barker, J. B. (2013). The psychology of cricket: Developing mental toughness. London: Bennion Kearny. 
  • Barker, J. B., McCarthy, P. J., Jones, M. V., & Moran, A. P. (2011). Single-case research methods in sport and exercise psychology. Oxford: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Barker, J. B. (2018). “It will be the end of the world if we don’t win this game”: Exploring the use of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) interventions in Paralympic Soccer. In M. J. Turner and R. Bennett (eds.), The use of REBT in sport psychology: Case-studies. London: Routledge.
  • Barker, J. B. (2018). Hypnosis. In D. Hackfort, R. J. Schinke, and B. Strauss (eds.), Dictionary of sport psychology. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Wood, A. W., Barker, J. B., & Turner, M. J. (2018). Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) to Help Young Athletes Build Resileince and Deal with Adversity. In C. Knight, C. G. Harwood, and D. Gould (eds.), Sport psychology for young athletes. London: Routledge.
  • Slater, M. J., Barker, J. B., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2017). “We are in this together”: A social identity perspective on change and conflict management. In C. Wagstaff (ed.), The organizational psychology of sport: Key issues and practical applications. London: Routledge.
  • Evans, A. L., Slater, M. J., Coffee, P., & Barker, J. B. (2017). Pulling the group together: The role of the social identity approach. In R. Thelwell, C. G. Harwood and I. Greenlees (eds.), The psychology of coaching: Research and Practice. London: Routledge.
  • Steptoe, K., Barker, J. B., & Harwood, C. G. (2016). Psychological service provision to the elite football performance network: Supporting coaches, players, parents, and teams. In L. S. Tashman & G. Cremandes (eds.), Global practices and training in applied, sport, exercise, and performance psychology: A case study approach. London: Routledge.
  • Barker, J. B. (2014). Hypnosis. In R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (eds.), Encyclopaedia of sport and exercise psychology. London: Sage. 
  • Steptoe, K., Barker, J. B., & Harwood, C. G. (2014). Enhancing the performance of individual athletes and teams: Considerations and challenges for the delivery of psychological services. In L. S. Tashman & G. Cremandes (eds.), Becoming a sport, exercise, and performance psychology professional: A global perspective. London: Routledge. 
  • Barker, J. B. (2013). Becoming a sport psychologist: From Don Bradman to Luke Skywalker. In P. J. McCarthy & M. V. Jones (eds.), Becoming a sport psychologist. London: Routledge. 
  • McCarthy, P. J., & Barker J. B. (2009). Stress in young athletes: Time for a developmental analysis? In C. H. Chang (ed), Handbook of sports psychology. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 
  • Myers, T. D., & Barker, J. B. (2009). The development of mental toughness in sport. In M. Duncan & M. Lyons (eds), Advances in strength and conditioning research. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Walton, G., Barker, J. B., Hepworth, M., & Stephens, D. (2007). Facilitating information literacy teaching and learning in a Level 1 sport and exercise module by means of collaborative online and reflective learning. In S. Andretta (Ed.), Change and challenge: Information literacy for the 21st century. Blackwood, Australia. Auslib Press.