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Dr Jenny Smith

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Skill Acquisition)

jenny.smith@chi.ac.uk | 07813 957 307 | @DrJennySmith

Dr Jenny Smith (nee Page) is a senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology and the sport science manager for the Sport Performance and Rehabilitation Unit (SPRU). Jenny is also a visiting researcher at Kings College London and is working with their Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

She obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Chichester and her PhD from Liverpool University.

Jenny is also a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and is British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited in scientific support (Psychology).

Jenny has worked as a sport psychology consultant with, amongst others, Gym 01 Fitness and Martial Arts, Warrington Wolves RFL academies and scholarship teams, National gymnasts, the Amateur Swimming Association, and Football Association referees.

Professional

Education

2005 - 2009 University of Liverpool, PhD
2003 - 2004 University of Chichester, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
2000 - 2003 University of Chichester, BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Teaching

SPL305 Applied Sport Psychology I: Delivering Mental Strategies
SPL231 Cognitive Psychology for Sport Performance
SPL340 Applied Sport Psychology II: Professional Practice
MSc BPS05 Professional Practice
MSc Motor Learning & Control

Administration

External Examining

2012 - 2016 Pres: St Marys University College, BSc. Sports Science, BSc. Coaching Science

2014 - Pres: Treasurer of BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) committee

Publications

 

Peer reviewed journal papers

Brown, N.T., Smith, J., Brasher, A., Omrani, A., & Scurr, J. (in press). Breast cancer education for schoolgirls: An exploratory study. European Journal of Cancer Prevention

Brown, N.T., Smith, J., Brasher, A., Risius, D., Marczyk, A & Scurr, J. (in press). Breast health education for schoolgirls; why, what, when and how? The Breast Journal

Scurr, J., Brown, N.T., Smith, J., Brasher, A., Risius, D & Marczyk, A. (2016). The Influence of the Breast on Sport and Exercise Participation in School Girls in the United Kingdom. Journal of Adolescent Health.58, 167-173.

Scurr, J., Page, J., & Lunt, H. (2014). A methodological framework for capturing relative eye tracking coordinate data to determine gaze patterns and fixations from two or more observers. Behavior Research Methods. 46, 922-934.

Thelwell, R., Page, J., Lush, A., Greenlees, I., & Manley, A. (2013). Can reputation biases influence the outcome and process of making competence judgments of a coach? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 23, 65-73.

Page, J., & Thelwell, R. (2012). The value of social validation in single-case methods in sport and exercise psychology. ¬Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25, 61-71.

Page, J., Bates, V., Long, G., Dawes, P. & Tipton, M. (2011). Beach lifeguards: visual search patterns, detection rates and the influence of experience. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 31, 216–224.

Thelwell, R., Weston, N., Greenlees, I., Page, J. & Manley, A. (2010). Examining the impact of physical appearance on impressions of coaching competence. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41 (3), 277-292.

Barwood, M., Weston, N., Thelwell, R. & Page, J. (2009). A motivational music and video intervention improves time trial performance in warm conditions. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8 (3), 435-442.

Book chapters

Page J. (2016). Recognition, Vigilance and Surveillance Techniques. In Tipton, M., Wooler, A. & Reilly, T (ed). The science of beach lifeguarding; principles & practice. Taylor and Francis.

Page, J., & Griffiths, T. (2014). Scanning and surveillance: Swimming pools, beaches and open sea. In J.J.L.M Bierens (ed). Handbook on drowning: Prevention, rescue, treatment. Germany, Springer.

Page, J. (2014). Vigilance. In J.J.L.M Bierens (ed). Handbook on drowning: Prevention, rescue, treatment. Germany, Springer.

Page, J. (2009). Delivering educational workshops for age-group Rugby League Players: Experiences of a trainee Sport Psychologist. In B. Hemmings and T. Holder. Applied sport psychology: A case-based approach. Chichester UK, Wiley-Blackwell.

Industry reports

Smith, J., Birch, P., Jewiss, M., Kearney, P., Turner, M & Tipton, M. (2015) Examining lifeguard expertise: The impact of shift duration and rotation times on the effectiveness of hazard detection. Royal Lifesaving Society

Page, J., Long, G., Lunt, H., Dawes, P. & Tipton, M. (2014a). The impact of a priori instructions and communication on surveillance and detection rates of beach lifeguards that are working together. Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Page, J., Long, G., Dawes, P. & Tipton, M. (2014b). Towards an understanding of the differences in hazard detection and associated responses of experienced and less experienced beach lifeguards. Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Page, J., Long, G., Dawes, P., & Tipton, M. (2012). Enhancing detection rates of beach lifeguards: determining the best scanning technique. Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Page, J., Long, G., Dawes, P., & Tipton, M. (2011). The impact of the number and distribution of swimmers in the water on beach lifeguard surveillance and detection. Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Page, J., Bates, T., Long, G., Dawes, P., & Tipton, M. (2010). Surveillance and detection rates of beach lifeguards. . Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Conference papers

Page, J. (2015) Beach Lifeguarding and Surveillance: An overview Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS). Kenilworth, UK

Page, J. (2015) Beach Lifeguarding and Surveillance: An overview. Surf Lifesaving (SLSGB). Okehampton, UK.

Graham, G., Hillstrom, A.P., Sauer, J., Page, J & Akehurst, L (2015). Do you see what I see? Investigating eyewitness memory and oculomotor behaviour during CCTV observation. SARMAC (Society of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition). Victoria, Canada.

Graham, G., Hillstrom, A.P., Sauer, J & Page, J. (2014). Do you see what I see? Investigating eyewitness memory and oculomotor behaviour during CCTV observation. Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Conference. Newcastle, England.

Graham, G., Hillstrom, A., Sauer, J., & Page, J. (2013). Investigating the role of event structure and task goals on oculomotor behaviour and change blindness when observing CCTV footage. 17th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM). Sweden.

Graham, G., Hillstrom, A., Sauer, J., & Page, J. (2013). Investigating the role of event structure and task goals on oculomotor behaviour and change blindness when observing CCTV footage. Vision Sciences Society Conference, Florida.

Ramm, H., Page, J., & Tipton, M. (2013). The effect of expertise on the attention and performance of small boat coxswains. Faculty of Science Research Degree Students Poster Presentation Day, University of Portsmouth.

Page, J. (2012). Beach lifeguards – Visual search patterns, detection rates, and the influence of experience. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Birmingham. 

Journal reviewer for:

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Journal of Sports Sciences, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Research

Research and Consultancy

Interests

Jenny's research focuses on visual attention and eye movements. Her most recent projects have examined the surveillance process of pool and beach lifeguards in collaboration with the Royal Lifesaving Society UK (RLSS), Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Universities of Portsmouth and Staffordshire. Jenny is currently co-supervising two PhD students. Jenny is also a visiting researcher at Kings College London and is working with their Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

Consultancy

2012 - Pres: Lead psychologist GYM01 Fitness and Martial Arts

2004 – Present  Various Applied Sport Psychology Consultancy Roles
Clients include: Amateur Swimming Association, Portsmouth and Northsea Swimming Club, GYM01, Warrington Wolves and various individual performers across a variety of sports.

Membership

British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors
Completed: 2013

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist
Completed: 2012

British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered psychologist   
Completed: 2010

British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited Sport Scientist 
Completed: 2007

Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellow      
Completed: 2009