Dr Jamie Poolton
About Dr Jamie Poolton
Jamie was appointed to the Sports Coaching academic group in 2014 after over 10 years of study, research and teaching at The University of Hong Kong as a member of the Skill Learning and Expert Performance research group.
Jamie holds an Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from The University of Birmingham and a PhD from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Before arriving at Leeds Beckett, Jamie was responsible for HKU’s research-led BSc in Exercise and Health programme and was appointed Assistant Director of the Institute of Human Performance. Jamie was also fortunate to be part of an innovative research team, directed by Rich Masters, with established links with internationally excellent and world-leading researchers in the field of skill acquisition.
- BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching.
- MSc Sports Coaching.
Jamie’s research to date has explored psychomotor aspects of skill acquisition and skilled performance.
The concept of implicit motor learning underpins Jamie’s research activity that has concentrated on three main areas: optimising skill learning, the mechanisms underlying skill failure (e.g., reinvestment), and the influence of perceptual phenomenon on human performance.
This research has crossed disciplinary boundaries, including sports science, sports coaching, surgery, psychology, and special populations and therefore has significant scope for real-world impact. Leeds Beckett University’s research Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure (ISPAL) affords the testing of the practical utility of this work.