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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.

Current Teaching

Jackie currently teaches on the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:

  • Undergraduate:
    • 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)
  • Postgraduate:
    • Psychology of Exercise and Health (Level 7)
    • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (Level 7)

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (6)

  • Hargreaves JM; Pringle A (2019) "Football is pure enjoyment": An exploration of the behaviour change processes which facilitate engagement in football for people with mental health problems.
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  • Hargreaves JM; Lucock M; Rodriguez A (2017) From inactivity to becoming physically active: The experiences of behaviour change in people with serious mental illness.
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  • Hargreaves JM; Watson PM; Pickering K; Owen S; Staniford L; Knowles Z; Dugdill L; Murphy R; Cable T (2015) Service evaluation of the GOALS family-based childhood obesity treatment intervention during the first 3 years of implementation
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  • Parnell D; Pringle AR; Zwolinsky S; Rutherford Z; McKenna J; Richardson D (2014) Reaching older people with physical activity delivered in football clubs: The reach, adoption and implementation characteristics of the Extra-time Programme
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  • Pringle AR; Parnell D; Zwolinsky S; Hargreaves J; McKenna J (2014) Effect of a health improvement programme for older adults delivered by a professional football club: The Burton Albion case study
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  • Watson PM; Dugdill L; Pickering K; Bostock S; Hargreaves J; Staniford L; Cable NT (2011) A whole family approach to childhood obesity management (GOALS): Relationship between adult and child BMI change

Conference contributions (1)

  • Hargreaves JM; Lucock M; Rodriguez A (2012) Sport pops that anxiety bubble: A qualitative study of physical activity and people with psychosis London 18/04/2012.

Conference proceedings (1)

Reports (2)

  • Parnell D; Hargreaves J; Zwolinsky S; McKenna J; Pringle A (2014) Burton Albion Community Trusts, Golden Goal Over 50's Activity Club - Project Report. Leeds: Leeds Metropolitan University..
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  • Stratton G; McWhannell N; Foweather L; Henaghan J; Graves L; Ridgers ND; Hepples J (2009) The A-CLASS Project Research Findings: Summary Report. Liverpool: Sportslinx.
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