Dr Jamie Barker


Dr Jamie Barker

Co-Investigator: Dr Jamie Barker, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise, Loughborough University.

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 as Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology.


Jamie’s main research interest is centered 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 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.


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.