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Dr Julia Potter

Programme Coordinator PE and Sports Coaching Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Julia Potter


Julia is the Programme Coordinator for Physical Education and Sports Coaching, which sits within the Institute of Sport at the University of Chichester.

She joined the University on millennial day 1st January 2000 having previously worked for Team England Commonwealth Games. During her time at the University of Chichester Julia has taught a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate on PE, Education, Sports Science, Health and OAA based programmes.

Julia is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has extensive experience matters of Quality and Standards and has been chairing institutional and programme approvals, periodic reviews and annual monitoring events for a number of years.

Julia has also led and been involved in consultancy projects with a range of clients including: NHS PCT; Kellogg’s; Tanita; athletes; schools; county and district council.

Julia is the module coordinator of a range of modules including the topics of physiology, health, research methods and pedagogy.  She has extension experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and is currently supervising one PhD student; addressing the interaction between teacher behaviours and pupil activity outcomes.

Julia has active research collaborations with colleagues both internal and at other Universities. Most recently focussing on the impact of New Zealand Blackcurrant extract on Rock climbing performance and blood flow.  Her research interests are broad reaching and the impact of social and physical environments especially schools is of particular interest.


2019       University of Chichester: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

1999       University of Southampton. PhD Thesis entitled: “The use of Salivary Immunoglobulin A as a marker of Exercise-Induced Immunomodulation”

1997       University of Sussex, PGCE (Secondary Science)

1994       University of Wolverhampton, BSc Hons. Biological Sciences (2.1)

Other Professional Activities:

Reviewer for Journals and Book publishers in areas relating to Childhood Obesity, Physical Activity and Exercise Physiology

Membership to Association for the Study of Obesity

Membership to British Educational Research Association

Key Publications

Recent Academic Journals:

Potter, J. A., Hodgson, C. I., Broadhurst, M., Howell, L., Gilbert, J., Willems, M. E., & Perkins, I. C. (2020). Effects of New Zealand blackcurrant extract on sport climbing performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(1), 67-75.

Wadey, C., Perkins, I., & Potter, J. A. (2018). Chocolate Milk Improves Post-Exercise recovery in Tennis Players. Reviews Press, 2(1), 77-83.

Potter, J. A., & Fuller, B. (2015). The effectiveness of chocolate milk as a post-climbing recovery aid. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 55(12), 1438-1444.

Recent Conference Papers

Gault M, Potter, J Lauder M (2018) Effects of the Daily Mile on measures of physical fitness in 9-10year olds. Presented at ECSS Dublin (4th-7th July 2018)

Gault M, Potter, J Lauder M (2018) The impact of running a mile-a-day in school on attitudes to physical activity. Presented at ECO Vienna (23rd-27th May 2018)

Potter J and Gault M, (2017) The impact of the Daily Mile on attitudes to physical activity. Presented at British Association of Educational Research (5th-7th September 2017)

Potter JA and Everley SC (2015) Perceptions and participation in physical activity in PE UK primary schools.  Obesity Facts. European Journal of Obesity 8 (suppl1) p120

Potter JA James B and Everley SC (2015) A comparison of a high and low intensity exercise programme for sedentary middle managers. Obesity Facts. European Journal of Obesity 8 (suppl1) p147


Julia’s research interest are as follows:

  • Children’s Exercise and Health
  • The Role of Schools in Child Health
  • Stress Physiology
  • Supplementation and Rock-Climbing Performance
  •  NZBC extract and blood flow

Research Output


McMorris, T., Swain, J. P., Smith, M. S., Corbett, J., Delves, S., Sale, C., Harris, R. C. and Potter, J. (2006) Heat stress, plasma concentrations of adrenaline, noradrenaline, 5-hydroxytryptamine and cortisol, mood state and cognitive performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 61 (2). pp. 204-215. ISSN 0167-8760 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2005.07.013

Book Sections

Potter, J. (2011) Adventure education: Physical exercise and health. In: Adventure Education: An Introduction. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415571838

Conference or Workshop Items

Potter, J. and Everley, S. (2010) Health concepts in action. In: European Congress on Obesity, 2010, Stockholm. (Submitted)

Potter, J. (2009) Childhood obesity: Monitoring and management in clinical and school settings. In: Surrey-Sussex Paediatric Research Network, 2009. (Submitted)

Other department members

Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Hartigan
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Bea Pine
Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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