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Jamie Sims

Senior Lecturer | +44 (0) 1243 816229

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.



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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.


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.