Prof Joanne Butt

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Professor Joanne Butt (Professor of Sport Psychology, Sport and Exercise Sciences) is an academic member of staff with teaching duties. Joanne is a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist (HCPC) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). Joanne is Deputy Chair of the Training and Standards Partnership Committee for the Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (BPS). Joanne’s research is typically focused on performance psychology, including competitive anxiety and pressure, mental toughness, youth sport and developing athletes, and sport psychology interventions. Joanne has provided consultancy to a variety of athletes/teams and health-related business organisations, and was an Accredited psychologist at the London 2012 Olympic Games with GB Women’s Volleyball. Joanne is currently working with British Equestrian Federation as a sport psychologist and also on their rider-development research and youth coaching programme. Joanne is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action and supervises post-graduate research students in addition to trainee sport psychologists (Stage 2 training, BPS). Joanne teaches on a variety of sport psychology modules including Developing Professional Practice and supervises MSc placement students.

Degrees

2005, Miami University, Ohio, United States, PhD Sport Psychology & Education Leadership
1999, Miami University, Ohio, United States, MSc Sport Behaviour & Performance
1997, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK, PGCE
1996, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, United Kingdom, BA Hons Sport & Human Movement

Academic appointments

Reader in Sport Psychology, Sport & Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020 - 2018
Professor of Sport Psychology, Research Centre: Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018 - 2020
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, 2005 - 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Physical Education, Health & Sport Studies, Miami University, 2000 - 2005

Highlighted publications

Low W, SANDERCOCK GRH, FREEMAN P, WINTER M, Butt J, Maynard I. 2020. Pressure Training for Performance Domains: A Meta-Analysis. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, DOI Public Url

Stoker M, Maynard I, Butt J, Hays K, Hughes P. 2019. The Effect Of Manipulating Individual Consequences And Training Demands On Experiences Of Pressure With Elite Disability Shooters The Sport Psychologist, 33 :221-227 DOI Public Url

Brown C, Butt J, Sarkar M. 2019. Overcoming Performance Slumps: Psychological Resilience In Expert Cricket Batsmen Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 32 :277-296 DOI Public Url

Ludlam K, Bawden M, Butt J, Lindsay P, Maynard I. 2017. Perceptions of Engaging with a Super-Strengths Approach in Elite Sport Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29 :251-251 DOI Public Url

Foster D, Butt J, Maynard I, Hays K. 2016. Delivery of psychological skills training to youngsters Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28

Slack L, Maynard I, Butt J, Olusoga P. 2015. An evaluation of a mental toughness education and training program for early-career English football league referees The Sport Psychologist, 29 :237-257 DOI Public Url

Slack L, Butt J, Maynard I, Olusoga P. 2014. Understanding mental toughness in elite football officials Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 10 :4-24

Mills A, Butt J, Maynard I, Harwood C. 2014. Examining the development environments of elite English Football Academies: the players’ perspective. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 :1457-1472 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Mills A, Butt J, Maynard I, Harwood C. 2014. Toward an understanding of optimal development environments within elite English soccer academies The Sport Psychologist, 28 :137-150 DOI Public Url

Cholerton R, Quirk H, Breckon J, Butt J. Experiences and strategies influencing older adults to continue playing walking football Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, DOI Author Url Public Url

Journal article

Mack R, Breckon J, Butt J, Maynard I. 2021. Practitioners' use of motivational interviewing in sport: A qualitative enquiry The Sport Psychologist, DOI Author Url Public Url

Cholerton R, Breckon J, Butt J, Quirk H. 2020. Experiences influencing walking football initiation in 55-75 year-old adults Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, DOI Public Url

Low W, SANDERCOCK GRH, FREEMAN P, WINTER M, Butt J, Maynard I. 2020. Pressure Training for Performance Domains: A Meta-Analysis. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, DOI Public Url

Stoker M, Maynard I, Butt J, Hays K, Hughes P. 2019. The Effect Of Manipulating Individual Consequences And Training Demands On Experiences Of Pressure With Elite Disability Shooters The Sport Psychologist, 33 :221-227 DOI Public Url

Mack R, Breckon J, O'Halloran P, Butt J. 2019. Enhancing athlete engagement in sport psychology interventions using motivational interviewing: A case study The Sport Psychologist, 2 :159-168

Brown C, Butt J, Sarkar M. 2019. Overcoming Performance Slumps: Psychological Resilience In Expert Cricket Batsmen Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 32 :277-296 DOI Public Url

Mack R, Breckon J, Butt J, Maynard I. 2017. Exploring The Understanding And Application Of Motivational Interviewing In Applied Sport Psychology. The Sport Psychologist, 31 :396-409 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Weinberg R, Butt J, Moreno K, Harmison R. 2017. The stability of mental toughness across situations: Taking a social cognitive perspective International Journal of Sport Psychology, 48 :280-302

Ludlam K, Bawden M, Butt J, Lindsay P, Maynard I. 2017. Perceptions of Engaging with a Super-Strengths Approach in Elite Sport Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29 :251-251 DOI Public Url

Hodgson L, Butt J, Maynard I. 2017. Exploring the psychological attributes underpinning elite sports coaching. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12 :439-451 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ludlam K, Butt J, Bawden M, Lindsay P, Maynard I. 2016. A Strengths-Based Consultancy Approach In Elite Sport : Exploring Super Strengths. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 :216-233 DOI Public Url

Lindsay P, Stoker M, Butt J, Bawden M, Maynard I. 2016. Elite coaches' experiences of creating pressure training environments for performance enhancement International Journal of Sport Psychology, 47 :262-281

Foster D, Butt J, Maynard I, Hays K. 2016. Delivery of psychological skills training to youngsters Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28

Beaumont C, Maynard I, Butt J. 2015. Effective ways to develop and maintain robust sports confidence: Strategies advocated by applied sport psychologists. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27 :301-318

Slack L, Maynard I, Butt J, Olusoga P. 2015. An evaluation of a mental toughness education and training program for early-career English football league referees The Sport Psychologist, 29 :237-257 DOI Public Url

Olusoga P, Maynard I, Butt J, Hays K. 2014. Coaching under pressure: Mental skills training for sports coaches Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 10 :31-44

Slack L, Butt J, Maynard I, Olusoga P. 2014. Understanding mental toughness in elite football officials Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 10 :4-24

Mills A, Butt J, Maynard I, Harwood C. 2014. Examining the development environments of elite English Football Academies: the players’ perspective. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 :1457-1472 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Mills A, Butt J, Maynard I, Harwood C. 2014. Toward an understanding of optimal development environments within elite English soccer academies The Sport Psychologist, 28 :137-150 DOI Public Url

Stoker M, Maynard I, Butt J, Hays K, Lindsay P, Norenberg D. The effects of manipulating training demands and consequences on experiences of pressure in elite netball. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29 :434-448

Cholerton R, Quirk H, Breckon J, Butt J. Experiences and strategies influencing older adults to continue playing walking football Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, DOI Author Url Public Url

Chapters

Weinberg R, Butt J. 2021. Mental toughness Filho E, Basevitch I. The Unknown in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology: Research Questions to Move the Field Forward Sage

Butt J, Weinberg R. 2020. Goal-setting in Sport Hackfort D, Schinke R. The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Applied and Practical Measures. 2 :333-342 Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. London & NY

Weinberg R, Butt J. 2015. Goal-Setting practices Morris T, Terry P. The new sport and exercise psychology companion :213-226 Fitness Information Technology. Morgantown, WV

Horn T, Butt J. 2014. Developmental perspectives on sport and physical participation Papaioannou A, Hackfort D. Routledge Companion to Sport & Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts :3-21 Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. London & NY

Butt J, Weinberg R. 2014. Goal-setting and sport performance: Research findings and applications Papaioannou A, Hackfort D. Routledge Companion to Sport & Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts :343-355 Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. London & NY

Report

Butt J, Mills A, Hamer D, Maynard I, Cholerton R. 2018. Mental development of equestrian riders Facilitating the pathway to elite rider development and optimising environments

Butt J, Maynard I, Fawcett A, Hodgson L. 2016. Volleyball England Futures: Elite Performance and Pathway development Elite Performance and Pathway development: Volleyball Futures

Carter A, Bugg A, Scaife R, Butt J. Managing sickness absence in small and medium enterprises Evaluation of the the Company Doctor:

Highlighted activities

Editorial boards:

Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Associate Editor, http://www.tandfonline.com/. 2021

Professional activities

External PGR examinations performed:

Sheffield Hallam University, Professional Doctorate, Developing Theory in Motivational Interviewing: Academic and Practitioner Perspectives from MI-CBT Integration. 2021

Liverpool John Moores University, PhD, Investigating the Junior-to-Senior Transition in Sport: Interventions to Support the Transitional Process. 2020

Loughborough University, PhD, Exploring emotional regulation in academy football players. 2020

Other invited event:

Mental wellbeing (Mental Health-Youth Week Seminars), Everton Football College, Staying motivated during Isolation. 2021

Mind Matters: A journey through applied research into practice in sport psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, Inaugural Professorial Lecture. 2019

Girls for Gold (Youth Sports Trust) Event, English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, Presentation: Performance psychology in action. 2019

Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPag), Liverpool John Moores University, Expert Panel Discussion. 2019

Coach Education Forum - British Equestrian Federation, Equestrian House - Headquarters, Kenilworth, UK., Presentation & Workshop: Psychology support for young riders. 2018

Skills for Performance (English Institute of Sport), Lilleshall National Performance Centre, UK, Presentation on Practitioner Development: Core and Situational Values (Performance psychology). 2018

From Rio to Tokyo Performance Psychology (Project Thrive), English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, Presentation: UG student sport psychology forum held for LJMU.. 2017

What makes a world champion?, Sheffield City Events, Presentation & Expert Panel. 2017

Medical/health Care Education Forum, Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals), Developing Resilience (workshop). 2016

Coach Education Forum - British Equestrian Federation, Equestrian House, Kenilworth, UK., Workshop: Cognitive development in young riders. 2016

Coach Education Forum - Volleyball England, Kettering Training Centre, UK., Workshop/Presentation: Socio-psychological development and the role of the coach.. 2015

Coach Education Forum - Volleyball England, Kettering Training Centre, UK., Workshop/Presentation: Psychology of coaching and optimising the training environment. 2014

Bradford District Care/Trust HR Annual Conference, Saltaire, Bradford, UK., Key Note Presentation - HR annual conference. 2013

11th Annual HR Directors Business Summit, Birmingham Convention Centre, Key note presentation: The Psychological edge for consistent performance. 2013

Postgraduate International Conference: Department of Sport and Physical Education, University of Thessaly, Greece, Key note Presentation: Elite sport consultancy and mental toughness development. 2011

AIME Medical Education Conference, Glasgow, UK, Keynote Workshop: Stress management training intervention for medical students. 2010

Editorial boards:

Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Associate Editor, http://www.tandfonline.com/. 2021

International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Editorial Board Member. 2017

International Journal of Sport Psychology, Editorial Board Member. 2016

International Journal of Sport Psychology, Co-Editor. 2013

The Sport Psychologist, Editorial Board Member. 2010

External collaboration:

http://www.modelathlete.co/, ModelAthlete® Consultancy (Melbourne, Australia), Dr Andrew Mills. 2020

Research Grants Awarded:

Sport England - British Equestrian Federation, Mental development of young riders and optimal development environments., Ian Maynard, Andrew Mills, David Hamer, Grant value (£): 10k, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2018

Sport England, Assessing Active Lives and the Corroboration of the Active Lives Survey (collaborator, part one), Tim Vernon (Sheffield Hallam University) - Centre Sport Ex Science, Grant value (£): 50k, Duration of research project: 18 months. 2017

McMillan Cancer- Workplace Wellness, Building resilience in the workforce. Evaluation of resilience workshops, (Co-PI) Collaboration with Health & Social Care Research Centre (SHU), Grant value (£): 35k, Duration of research project: 6 Months. 2016

England Volleyball - Sport England, Development and evaluation of psychological attributes for pathway-performance players, Adi Fawcett, Ian Maynard, Laura Hodgson, Grant value (£): 10k, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2015

WestField Health Ltd, Managing sickness absence in small and medium enterprises: Evaluation of the Company Doctor (App)., (Collaborator) Alex Bugg, Anouska Carter, Westfield Health (Sheffield Hallam Wellness), Grant value (£): 25k, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2014

External committees:

World Class Programme Selection Committee/Panel, British Equestrian Federation, Selection Panel for Medal Winning Performance Rider Interviews (sport science). 2018

Training and Standards - Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP), British Psychological Society, Committee Member. 2016

Industrial connections:

British Equestrian Federation, Sport Psychologist. 2015

Membership of professional bodies:

Register of Applied Psychology Practitioner Supervisor (RAPPS), British Psychological Society, http://www.bps.org/. 2011

Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council, http://www.hcpc-uk.org/. 2008

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow, AFBPsS), http://www.bps.org/. 2008

Membership, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, http://www.aasp.org/. 1998

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