Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Jackie Hargreaves
About Dr Jackie Hargreaves
Jackie completed her first degree in Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science at Northumbria University, before undertaking an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey. Jackie has since been awarded a PhD investigating physical activity and quality of life in people with Psychosis from the University of Huddersfield. Jackie was appointed as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Leeds Beckett University in 2010 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012.
Alongside academic work, Jackie has worked in applied psychology, designing and implementing behaviour change interventions to enhance healthy lifestyles in children.
Jackie is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
Jackie currently teaches on the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:
- Scientific Foundations of Psychology and Nutrition (Level 4)
- The ABCs of Human Behaviour (Level 5)
- Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (Level 6)
- Contemporary Health Issues and Physical Activity Rehabilitation (Level 6)
- Psychology of Exercise and Health (Level 7)
- Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (Level 7)
Jackie's research interests include investigating physical activity in people with mental health problems. Currently, Jackie is working with a football club's community programme to explore how football can be used to help individuals with mental health problems. Jackie is also interested in understanding the mental health and well-being of elite sports people. Jackie uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore research phenomenon.