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Biography

John has been a lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health at The University of Winchester since January 2008. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

John completed a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Psychology of Sport and Exercise, followed by a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of Chichester. He then later completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Research Skills at The University of Winchester.

John is currently in the process of further study towards his PhD and is an active education, exercise and sport consultant. In particular, he has experience in working with academy football and development squads and works closely with both the NHS and Portsmouth City Council. John also holds a Certificate in Tagging Analysis and a Certificate in Video Analysis from the Dartfish Academy, as well as an FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).

Areas of expertise

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research Methods and Design

Publications

Journal articles

  • Batten, J., White, A.J., & Anderson, E. (2016). Preventing penalty corner injuries and head trauma in field hockey: time to consider the power play? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (11) 639-640.
  • Batten, J., White, A.J., Anderson, E., & Bullingham, R. (2016). From management to prevention: the new cure for sports concussion. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Birch, P.D.J., Batten, J., & Batey, J. (2015). The influence of student gender on the assessment of undergraduate student work. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.
  • Batten, J., Batey, J., Shafe, L., Wright, J., & Ryan, H. (2014). Physical activity and the Nintendo Wii: A psycho-physiological approach. The Sport Journal [online].
  • Batten J., Birch, P.D.J., Wright, J., Manley, A.J., & Smith, M.J. (2014). An exploratory investigation examining male and female students' initial impressions and expectancies of lecturers. Teaching in Higher Education, 19 (2) 113-125.
  • Manley, A.J., Greenlees, I.A., Smith, M.J., Batten, J., & Birch, P.D.J. (2014). The influence of coach reputation on the behavioural responses of male soccer players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 24 (2) 111-120.
  • Batten, J., Batey, J., Shafe, L., Gubby, L., & Birch, P. (2013). The influence of reputation information on the assessment of undergraduate student work. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38 (4) 417-435.
  • Birch, P.D.J., Batten, J., Manley, A.J., & Smith, M.J. (2012). An exploratory investigation examining the cues that students use to form initial impressions and expectancies of lecturers. Teaching in Higher Education, 17 (6) 660-672.

Conferences

  • 2015 – Perceptions of the function of pre-performance routines: A coach and athlete perspective, BPS (DSEP) Annual Conference
  • 2015 – An exploration of the relationship between physical activity, executive functioning and academic performance in young adults, BPS (DSEP) Annual Conference
  • 2015 - The influence of student gender on the assessment of undergraduate student work, ATINER 17th Annual International Conference on Education
  • 2015 - The influence of lecturer reputation on the behavioural responses of students, ATINER 17th Annual International Conference on Education
  • 2014 - An exploration of the informational cues individuals utilise to form an initial impression of a fitness professional, BASES Annual Conference.
  • 2014 - Beyond the Rooney Rule: Male soccer players' use of race and reputation information when forming initial expectancies of coaches, BASES Annual Conference.
  • 2014 - Regaining control: The introduction and implementation of an error recovery strategy with the Royal Navy rugby union team, BASES Annual Conference.
  • 2013 - The influence of reputation information on student-athletes' perceptions and behavioural responses toward a sport psychology consultant, BPS Annual Conference.
  • 2013 - An exploration of the relationship between physical activity, executive functioning and academic performance in adolescents with Down's Syndrome, BPS Annual Conference.
  • 2010 - The effect of intermittent exercise on decision-making performance in soccer, BPS (DSEP) Annual Conference.
  • 2010 - Physical activity and the Nintendo Wii: A psycho-physiological approach, BASES Annual Conference.
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