Staff Profiles: Dr. John K. Parker

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Dr. John K. Parker

Staff Profile: Dr. John K. Parker
Academic Course Leader BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences and Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr. John K. Parker

Dr. John K. Parker

Academic Course Leader BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences and Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise

I have been at the University of Gloucestershire since 2006. My teaching commitments include the delivery of modules that focus on all aspects of sport psychology, motor learning, and exercise and mental health.

Biography

I have been at the University of Gloucestershire since 2006. My teaching commitments include the delivery of modules that focus on all aspects of sport psychology, motor learning, and exercise and mental health. My PhD thesis investigated the characteristics of mental imagery use amongst youth sport performers and I continue to publish research in this area.

I am also keen endurance runner at club and county level and have represented England at master’s level cross country.

Accreditation

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Chartered Scientist, HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, member of: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Professional Golfers Association - Fellow Professional status.

Membership of professional bodies

BASES

BPS (CPsychol, AFBPsS)

HCPC

CSi

PGA

Teaching and research

Teaching

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Research Methods and Critical Thinking

Exercise Psychology and Wellbeing

SP7007 Individual Differences

SP7009 Performance Psychology

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

I am intersted in imagery use for the purposes of performance enhancement. An additional research area involves investigating how various individual difference variables influence how athletes experience and attenuate physical exertion related discomfort.