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

2019

Cooley, S. J. Quinton, M. L., Holland, M. J. G., Parry, B. J., Cumming, J. (2019). The Experiences of Homeless Youth when using Strengths Profiling to Identify their Character Strengths. Frontiers in Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02036

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

Whiting, R. J., Cooley, S. J., Thomas, S., Quinton, M. L., & Cumming, J. (2019).  Transforming pathways out of care for 16/17 year olds: An evaluation report for the LGA children’s efficiency project.  A report published by the University of Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Cooley, S. J., Ridyard, S., Skeate, A., & Cumming, J. (2018).  Parenting young people: A scoping review of existing parenting interventions. A report published by the University of Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Cumming, J., Quinton, M. L., Cooley, S. J., Parry, B. J., Whiting, R., & Holland, M. J. G. (2018).  St Basils transformational model of youth services: Process evaluation.  A report published by the University of Birmingham, UK: Authors.

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.

Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Quinton, M. L., & Holland, M. J. G. (2015).  Mental Skills Training Evaluation Plan for St Basils. A report published by the University of Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Cumming, J. Cooley, S. J., Quinton, M. L., Holland, M. J. G., Jabbour, L., & Skeate, A. (2015). Monday Trust Funding Evaluation Plan for St Basils. A report published by the University of Birmingham, UK: Authors.

Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Quinton, M. L., Serra de Quieroz, F., & Holland, M. J. G. (2015). Working together to develop mental skills training support for St Basils staff. A report published by the University of 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.

Cumming, J., & Cooley, S. J. (2014). Plan for Implementing Mental Skills Training within BOOST 2014-2017.  A report published by the University of 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.