Dr. Jamie Gillman

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room L820.



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Current positions

Lecturer in Psychology


Jamie is a Chartered Psychologist and a Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Health and Society. Jamie currently co-leads the BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport Programme and teaches across topics on individual differences, cognitive psychology and sport and exercise psychology. Jamie is an active researcher and his expertise lie in the psychology of performance under pressure, around the areas of stress and emotion, challenge and threat states, social identity, and social support.

As an active and published researcher, Jamie is interested in the psychophysiological reactions to a pressured situation (e.g., sporting performance, exams, presentations, interviews), and how we can use research findings to help develop better coping strategies. As part of Jamie’s doctoral research, he used psychophysiological testing methods in the laboratory to examine how individuals respond to stressful situations. Specifically, exploring how social factors can influence the stress response. Jamie is also currently co-supervising two PhD students at an external institution.

Jamie has delivered sport psychology workshops to a wide range of audiences and has provided psychological support to athletes across a variety of team and individual sports.

Areas of research

Stress and Emotion, Challenge and Threat States, Social Identity, Social Support, Psychophysiology


Co-programme Leader

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport

Module Leader

  • Psychology of Exercise & Health

Module Tutor

  • L4 Academic Tutor
  • L5 Cognitive Psychology
  • L5 Further Biopsychology and Cognition
  • L5 Individual Differences
  • L6 Dissertation Supervision

Research Interests

Primarily, Jamie's research interests lay in the psychology of performance under pressure. In particularly:

  • stress and emotion
  • challenge and threat states
  • social identity
  • social support

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
  • PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education


  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)