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Dr Gareth Jowett

About Dr Gareth Jowett

Dr Gareth E. Jowett is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to joining the Carnegie School of Sport, Gareth was a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at York St. John University for four years. This is also where he completed his PhD which focussed on perfectionism, athlete burnout and engagement from a self-determination theory perspective.

Gareth continues to be interested in perfectionism, motivation and well-being in achievement contexts. He has produced several book chapters and journal articles in this area, has presented his work at numerous domestic and international conferences, and is a reviewer for sport and exercise psychology journals.

Current Teaching

Gareth currently teaches research methods and psychology modules across undergraduate and postgraduate sport science programmes. He is also a supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations focussed on psychology in sport and exercise.

Research Interests

Gareth's research interests surround the psychological factors which contribute to the development of well-being and ill-being. Specifically, his research aims to investigate how perfectionism and motivational processes serve to either facilitate psychological well-being, or increase the risk of psychological ill-being across different achievement contexts (e.g. sport, exercise, music and dance).

One of the overarching aims of this work is to better to understand these personality and motivation factors, in order to set a framework for future intervention designed to positively impact the psychological well-being of individuals within these achievement contexts (e.g. youth athletes and dancers).

Selected Publications

Journal articles (13)

Chapters (2)

  • Jowett GE; Mallinson SH; Hill AP (2016) An Independent Effects Approach to Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. In: Hill AP The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hall HK; Jowett GE; Hill AP (2014) Perfectionism in sport: The influence of personality. In: Papaioannou AG; Hackfort D Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts. London: Routledge, pp. .
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