We encourage our staff and students to be enterprising in all they do and we maintain close ties with regional employers

View content


Dr Jo Batey is a Senior Fellow in Knowledge Exchange (Sport and Exercise Psychology). She has been teaching at the University of Winchester since 1998. Her undergraduate degree at Roehampton was followed by an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Exeter where she also lectured part-time. Her PhD examined the impact of expectancy effects on the feedback provided on student work. Specifically it explored whether gender and/or ethnicity (as inferred by the student name on an assignment) resulted in biased feedback.

Jo has been a BASES-accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist since 2005 and became a Chartered Scientist in 2013. She was integral in driving the creation of the department's Sport and Exercise Consultancy Unit (SECU), which provides sport and exercise science support to athletes of all levels. Jo is an experienced practitioner who has worked at International level with the Great Britain archery Olympic development squad. She has also worked extensively with sports teams including the Royal Navy rugby union team and the British Armed Forces Mountaineering team, various football academies, national league hockey, regional netball and regional swimming. She has also worked with individual performers in professional rugby union, tennis, rowing, archery, swimming, fencing, diving, netball and triathlon.

Jo has published in a diverse number of areas including applied sport psychology, women's experiences in sport, career-ending injury and expectancy effects.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA)

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Transitions in Sport (e.g., injury, retirement etc.)
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Sport
  • Expectancy Effects


Book chapters

  • Batey, J., & Symes, R. (2016). Ahead of the competition: Anxiety control in archery. In: S. Cotterill., N.Weston, N., & G. Breslin (Eds.). Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 125-145.
  • Sparkes, A., Batey, J., & Owen, G. (2011). The muscled self and the dynamics of shame and pride: A bodybuilding life history. In A. Locks (Ed.). Critical Readings in Bodybuilding. London: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • White, A., Batten, J., Robinson, S., Anderson, E., Burns, A., Batey, J., Ryan-Stewart, H., Discombe, R. (2018). Tackling in Physical Education Rugby: An Unnecessary Risk? Injury Prevention, 0, pp.1-2 doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042672

  • Wright, A., Stone, K., Lambrick, D., Fryer, S., Stoner, L., Tasker, E., Jobson, S., Smith, G., Batten, J., Batey, J., Hudson, V., Hobbs, H., & J. Faulkner (2018). A Community-Based, Bionic Leg Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Chronic Stroke: Clinical Trial Protocol. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 27, 2, pp.372-380.

  • Birch, P.J.D., Batten, J., Batey, J. (2015).The influence of student gender on the assessment of undergraduate student work. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Available here.
  • Batten, J., Batey, J., Shafe, L., Wright, J., & Ryan, H. (2014). Physical Activity and the Nintendo Wii: A Psycho-Physiological Approach. The Sport Journal. Read it online

  • Batey, J., & Owton, H. (2014). Team Mums: Team Sport Experiences of Athletic Mothers. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 22, 30-36 Available here
  • Batey, J., Cotterill, S., & Symes, R. (2013). It’s Good to Talk: Sport and Exercise Psychology Conversations. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 9, 2, 85-92.
  • Batten, J., Batey, J., Shafe, L., Gubby, L., & Birch, P.D.J. (2011). The influence of reputation information on the assessment of undergraduate student work. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38 (4), 417-435.
  • Sparkes, A. C., Batey, J., & Brown, D (2005). The muscled self and its aftermath: A life history study of an elite, black, male bodybuilder. Auto/Biography, 13, 131-160.
  • Bond, K. & Batey, J. (2005). Running for their lives: A qualitative analysis of the exercise experience of women recreational runners. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.
  • Batey, J. (2002). Web Page Implementation and Cultural Change within a First Year Undergraduate Module. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism, 1,1. http://hlst.ltsn.ac.uk/johlste

Conference proceedings

  • Batey, J., Szedlak, C. & Church, M. (2019). Perceptions of Effective Practice among Experienced Strength and Conditioning Coaches in Elite Sport. BASES national conference, Leicester, UK.
  • Parry, K. D. & Batey, J. (2019). For a few dollars more - the representation of elite women's cricket in Australia. Women in Sport & Exercise conference, Twickenham, UK.
  • Batey, J. (2018) The influence of perceived student ethnicity on the feedback awarded to undergraduate student work. ATINER Conference proceedings, 2018. Athens: ATINER. 
  • Batey, J. (2016). Keeping your head in head-to-heads: Integrating a relaxation strategy into the performance routine of an elite junior archer. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Available here 
  • Batey, J., Stevens, M., & Batten, J. (2015). Perceptions of the Function of Pre-Performance Routines: A Coach and Athlete Perspective. Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) [Leeds: UK]
  • Batey, J., Birch, P., & Batten, J. (2015). The Influence of Student Gender on the Assessment of Undergraduate Student Work. ATINER conference proceedings. Athens: Greece: ATINER, pp. 45-46.
  • Batten, J., & Batey, J. (2015). The Influence of Lecturer Reputation on the Behavioural Responses of Students. ATINER conference proceedings. Athens: Greece: p. 46.
  • Batey, J. (2014). Regaining control: The introduction and implementation of an error recovery strategy with the Royal Navy rugby union team. BASES Annual Conference: St George's Park National Football Centre: UK.
  • Batey, J. (2014). Performance Psychology with Military Sports Teams. International Conference of Applied Psychology. Paris: France.
  • Batten, J., Ripley, M., Henderson, A., & Batey, J. (2014). Beyond the Rooney Rule: male soccer players' use of race and reputation information when forming initial expectancies of coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, p. 2.
  • Batten, J., & Batey, J., Pope, N., & Hughes, P. (2013).The influence of reputation information on student-athletes' perceptions and behavioural responses toward a sport psychology consultant. BPS Annual Conference. Leeds: UK.
  • Batey, J. (2012). Reflections on being a Sport Psychology Consultant at International Archery Competitions. Sport and Exercise Psychology in Action (BPS Approved). Portsmouth: UK.
  • Batey, J. (2010). Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone: Delivering Sport Psychology Differently. British Psychological Societies Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference Proceedings. London: UK
  • Batten, J., Batey, J., Wright, J., & Ryan, H. (2010). Physical Activity and the Nintendo Wii: A Psycho-Physiological Approach. BASES Annual Conference Proceedings: Glasgow: UK
  • Batey, J. (2006). From Building to Rebuilding: An Elite Bodybuilders Reflections upon Career-Ending Injury. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress. Lausanne: Switzerland.
  • Batey, J., & Bond, K. (2003) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. In Stelter, R. (Ed.) New Approaches to Exercise and Sport Psychology Theories, Methods and Applications. FEPSAC. Copenhagen: Denmark
Return to the Staff Directory