Here’s a list of my academic publications. You may access many of these (as copyright permits) by visiting my ResearchGate portfolio. Alternatively, get in touch to request a copy.

Journal articles

2018

Cooley, S. J., Eves, F. F., Cumming, J., & Burns, V. E.  (2018). “Hitting the ground running”: Preparing groups for outdoor learning using a theoretically-based video. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/14729679.2018.1558081

2017

Burns, V. E., Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Holland, M. J. G., & Beech, N. (2017). ‘Skills don’t transfer themselves’: translating training courses into lasting behaviour change. Education in Practice, 3, 8-12.

Cooley, S. J., & Cooley, R. V. C. (2017). Review of self-preservation at the centre of personality: Superego and ego ideal in the regulation of safety. Imagination, Cognition and Personality in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice, 37(1), 95-99. doi:10.1177/0276236617712988

Weibull, F., Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Williams, S. E., & Burns, V. E. (2017). Examining the Feasibility of a Short Intervention for Improving Exercise Imagery Ability. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 12 (1). doi:10.1515/jirspa-2016-0008

2016

Cooley, S. J., Burns, V. E., & Cumming, J. (2016). Using outdoor adventure education to develop transferable skills in higher education: A quantitative evaluation of reaction and learning. Journal of Experiential Education, 39, 329-354. doi:10.1177/1053825916668899

Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Anuar, N., Kosteli, M., Quinton, M. J., & Williams, S. E. (2016). Developing imagery ability effectively: A guide to layered stimulus response training. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 8(1), 23-33doi:10.1080/21520704.2016.1205698

Smith, N., Kinnafick, F.-E., Cooley, S. J., & Sandal, G. M. (2016). Reported growth following mountaineering expeditions: The role of personality and perceived stress. Environment & Behavior, 49(8), 933-955. doi:10.1177/0013916516670447

2015

Cooley, S. J., Burns, V. E., & Cumming, J. (2015). The role of outdoor education in facilitating groupwork in higher education. Higher Education, 69, 567-582.  doi:10.1007/s10734-014-9791-4

Cooley, S. J., Cumming, J., Holland, M. J. G., & Burns, V. E. (2015). Developing the Model for Optimal Learning and Transfer (MOLT) following an evaluation of outdoor groupwork skills programmes. The European Journal of Training and Development, 39, 105-121.  doi:10.1108/EJTD-06-2014-0046

Cumming, J., Woodcock, C., Cooley, S. J., Holland, M. J. G., & Burns, V. E. (2015). Development and validation of the groupwork skills questionnaire (GSQ) for higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40, 988-1001. doi:10.1080/02602938.2014.957642

Weibull, F., Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Williams, S. E., & Burns, V. E. (2015). Walk this way: A brief exercise imagery intervention increases barrier self-efficacy in women. Current Psychology, 34, 477-490. doi:10.1007/s12144-014-9271-0

2014

Cooley, S. J., Holland, M. J. G., Cumming, J., Novakovic, E. G., & Burns, V. E. (2014). Introducing the use of a semi-structured video diary room to investigate students’ learning experiences during an outdoor adventure education groupwork skills course. Higher Education, 67, 105-121.  doi:10.1007/s10734-013-9645-5

2013

Cooley, S. J., Williams, S. E., Burns, V. E., & Cumming, J. (2013). Methodological variations in sport based, guided imagery interventions using movement imagery scripts: A systematic review.  Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 8, 1-22. doi:10.1515/jirspa-2012-0005

Hurley, R. V. C., Patterson, T. G., & Cooley, S. J. (2013). Meditation-based interventions for family caregivers of people with dementia: a review of the empirical literature. Aging & Mental Health, 18, 281-288. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.837145

Williams, S. E., Cooley, S. J., Newell, E., Weibull, F., & Cumming, J. (2013). Seeing the difference: Developing effective imagery scripts for athletes. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 4, 109-121.  doi:10.1080/21520704.2013.781560

Williams, S. E., Cooley, S. J., & Cumming, J. (2013). Layered Stimulus Response Training Improves Motor Imagery Ability and Movement Execution. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35, 60-71.

Selected published reports

Cooley, S. J., Quinton, M. L., Holland, M. J. G., Parry, B. J., & Cumming, J. (2016). MST4Life™ at St Basils: Year 2 report. Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Cooley, S. J., Holland, M. J. G., Quinton, M. L., Parry, B. J., & Cumming, J. (2015). Mental skills training for life at St Basils: Year 1 report. Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Cooley, S. J., Holland, M. J. G., Quinton, M. L., Burns, V. E., & Cumming, J. (2014). Mental skills training in young people living at St Basils: An evaluation and recommendations following a pilot programme. Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Burns, V. E., Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., & Holland, M. J. G. (2012). Developing skills for successful international groupwork.  Report published by the Higher Education Academy: Connections Scheme.

Cumming, J., Burns, V. E., Cooley, S. J., & Holland, M. J. G. (2012). Messing about on the river: Evaluating the transfer of skills developed in the outdoors into academia and employment.  Report published by the Higher Education Academy: Teaching Development Grant Scheme.