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Dr Julius Jooste

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Julius obtained his PhD in 2017 from the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in his native country South Africa, in which he explored the essential competencies in contemporary applied sport psychology and the role of mindfulness in athlete-centred service delivery. 

Julius Jooste

Julius’s independent and collaborative research is driven by his interest in promoting scientific understanding on the psycho-social factors that impact on athletes’ and coaches’ performance and wellbeing in sport.

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  • Irrational Performance Beliefs and Mental Well-Being Upon Returning to Sport During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Test of Mediation by Intolerance of Uncertainty, Jooste, J., Wolfson, S., Kruger, A. 3 May 2022, In: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • The influence of emotional intelligence on coping ability in senior female field hockey players in South Africa, Jooste, J., Kruger, A., Tinkler, N. 16 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Human Kinetics
  • Relationship between emotional intelligence and components of competitive state anxiety among south African female field-hockey players, Tinkler, N., Kruger, A., Jooste, J. 23 Dec 2021, In: South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Design and preliminary validation of the Barriers to Sports Coaching Questionnaire for Women in South Africa: An application of the ecological model, Kubayi, A., Didymus, F., Morris-Eyton, H., Jooste, J. 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Emotional intelligence and psychological skills application among female field-hockey players, Tinkler, N., Jooste, J., Kruger, A. 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Psychology in Africa
  • Transplant recipients’ motivational orientation towards sport participation and physical activity enjoyment at the 2019 World Transplant Games in Newcastle-Gateshead UK, Jooste, J., Rogerson, D., Hogg, M., Houghton, S. 28 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
  • A Brief Report on the Link between Perceived Coach Behaviour, Coach-Athlete Relationship Quality and Performance among South African Male Senior National Level Team Sport Para-Athletes, Jooste, J., Kruger, A., Wachsmuth, S. 23 Dec 2019
  • Psychological factors may counterbalance physical disadvantage of late maturation among African junior soccer players, Van Den Berg, L., Jooste, J., Jacobs, S., GROBBELAAR, . 11 Dec 2019, In: South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Perceived coach leadership style and psychological well-being of South African wheelchair basketball players, Jooste, J., Kubayi, A. Oct 2018, In: Disability and Health Journal
  • Essential competencies in contemporary applied sport psychology: Comparative perspectives from SA and the United Kingdom., Jooste, J., Kruger, A., Steyn, B., Edwards, D. 1 Mar 2016, In: African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences

Julius joined Northumbria University in April 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is currently the Programme Leader for the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme. Julius is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He has consultancy experience working with athletes/teams ranging from grassroots to national level. 

  • Sport PhD May 24 2017
  • Sport MA April 30 2013
  • Education (other/general) BA (Hons) May 05 2009
  • Teacher Training (Further Education) PGCE December 02 2005
  • Sports Science BA December 10 2004
  • Fellow of Advance Higher Education FHEA


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