Jamie Sims

Senior Lecturer

About

I currently lead the programme for Community Sport Coaching, a flexible degree that incorporates both Foundation and Batchelors degree routes. I lead two modules on epidemiology for the new MSc in Physical activity and Public Health. I also teach psychology and research methods across the undergraduate coaching programmes available within the Institute.

Professional

Education:

  • DPhil in Population Health                                          2019                Oxford
  • PG Cert Learning & Teaching in HE                           2016                Chichester
  • MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology                             2012                Chichester
  • MSc Psychology                                                         1999                Essex
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Computing       1998                Bournemouth

Teaching:

  • MSc Principles and Practice of Physical Activity in Public Health
  • MSc Physical Activity Interventions
  • L6 Advanced Coaching Psychology
  • L6 Developing Effective Coaching
  • L5 Researching Sport – Quantitative Enquiry
  • L5 Coaching Psychology

Administration:

  • Programme Co-ordinator for Fd/BSc Community Sports Coaching

Professional activities, roles and memberships:

  • Coach education consultant for Badminton England

External Examining, validation or approval roles:

  • External examiner/validation for MSc Coaching, University of Essex
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Publications

Crisp, P. & Sims, J. (2020). Towards a natural for life movement in sport: Health implications, cheating, and why anabolic steroid users should be banned for life. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 24, 2.

Crisp, P. & Sims, J. (2019). Sport and second chances: why all drug cheats should be banned for life, here’s why. Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, 2.

Sims, J., Scarborough, P. & Foster, C. (2015). The effectiveness of interventions on sustained childhood physical activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled studies. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132935.

Sims, J. (2005). The ethics of prospective assessment for dementia in people with Down’s syndrome. Clinical Psychology, 13, 30-33.

Conradie, L.J. & Sims, J. (2005). Community clinical neuropsychology services: Developing local head injury registers. Clinical Psychology, 14, 28-30.

Research

My primary research interest surround health behaviours, specifically focusing on physical activity epidemiology. I am also interested in utilisation of outdoor/green space for the purposes of improving quality of life and health outcomes, especially non-communicable disease incidence. I use computer modelling and simulation as my main research methodology.

Research Output

Article

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2022) Heart Disease After Covid: Exacerbated Future Health Risks Aligned to Previous and Existing AAS/Androgen Use. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 62 (2). pp. 134-141. ISSN 2585-8777 (In Press) 10.2478/afepuc-2022-0012

Sims, J., Milton, K., Foster, C. and Scarborough, P. (2022) A profile of children's physical activity data from the 2012 and 2015 health survey for England. BMC Public Health, 22 (1785). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1471-2458 10.1186/s12889-022-14150-4

Sims, J., Milton, K., Foster, C. E. and Scarborough, P. (2022) A profile of children’s physical activity data from the 2012 and 2015 health survey for England. BMC Public Health, 22 (1). ISSN 1471-2458 10.1186/s12889-022-14150-4

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2022) COVID-19, Public Health Strategies and Post Pandemic AAS/Androgen Use: A Commentary/Short Communication. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 62 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2585-8777 10.2478/afepuc-2022-0001

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2021) Public health concerns and increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease through androgen use. Current Opinion in Endocrinology Diabetes Obesity, 28 (6). pp. 625-629. ISSN 1752-296X 10.1097/MED.0000000000000674

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2020) COVID-19 and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) as Immunosuppresors: Is it Time to Revisit Government Policy and Governance Arrangements on AAS? Archives of Sports Medicine, 4 (2). pp. 245-246. ISSN 2578-6334 10.36959/987/260

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2020) Towards A Natural for Life Movement in Sport: Health Implications, Cheating, And Why Anabolic Steroid Users Should Be Banned for Life. Bio Medical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, 24 (4). pp. 18368-18370. ISSN 2574-1241 10.26717/BJSTR.2020.24.004070

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2019) Sport and second chances? All drug cheats should be banned for life, here’s why. Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, 2. ISSN 2562-3184

Sims, J., Scarborough, P. and Charlie, F. (2015) The Effectiveness of Interventions on Sustained Childhood Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Studies. PLOS One. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1932-6203 10.1371/journal.pone.0132935

Monograph

Sims, J. and Crisp, P. (2015) Executive Summary: Sportivate - best practice and support: An Active Sussex case study. Project Report. Active Sussex, Falmer, Brighton.

Conference or Workshop Item

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2019) Coaching Hub First Annual Coaching Symposium. In: Coaching Hub Symposium, 19 June 2019, Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester.

Sims, J. (2015) The Effectiveness of Interventions on Sustained Childhood Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Studies. In: International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 03/06/2015, Edinburgh.

Other department members

Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Chafe
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Benjamin Sharpe
Benjamin T. Sharpe
Lecturer in Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology

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