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Dr Elizabeth Partington

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

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Liz remained at Exeter and completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Andrew Sparkes. Liz has lectured at Northumbria University since 2001 and during that time has occupied several leadership roles, including programme leadership at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and more recently Director of Programmes (Sport and Exercise Sciences) within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation.  She is currently the Director of Student Satisfaction and Engagement for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.  Liz is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA).    

Liz is a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and is on the Health and Care Professions Council Register (Practitioner Psychologist).  She is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) including their Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP).  She is also a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) and the Young people and Alcohol Research Network (YARN).

 Liz has acted as a sport psychology consultant with a range of clients including England Badminton, the English Institute of Sport and Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club.  She co-wrote the psychology curriculum for England Badminton’s long-term athlete development programme, and used to co-write a regular sport psychology column in ‘Badminton Magazine,’ an England Badminton nationally distributed publication.  Liz has also contributed text book chapters on applied sport psychology.

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Northumberland Building

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Drinking Outcome Expectancies and Normative Perceptions of Students Engaged in University Sport in England, Longstaff, F., Heather, N., Allsop, S., Partington, E., Jankowski, M., Wareham, H., St Clair Gibson, A., Partington, S. Mar 2015, In: Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
  • Psychophysiological responses in experienced firefighters undertaking repeated self-contained breathing apparatus tasks, Young, P., St Clair Gibson, A., Partington, E., Partington, S., Wetherell, M. 3 Nov 2014, In: Ergonomics
  • Readiness to change drinking behaviour among heavy-drinking university students in England, Longstaff, F., Heather, N., Jankowski, M., Allsop, S., Wareham, H., Partington, S., Partington, E., St Clair Gibson, A. 2014, In: Education and Health
  • Stressors and Coping Strategies of UK Firefighters during On-duty Incidents, Young, P., Partington, S., Wetherell, M., St Clair Gibson, A., Partington, E. 2014, In: Stress and Health
  • Anxiety, stress and perceived workload during the command and control of computer simulated fire service training environments, Young, P., St Clair Gibson, A., Partington, E., Partington, S., Wetherell, M. 2013, In: International Journal of Emergency Services
  • The relationship between membership of a university sports group and drinking behaviour among students at English Universities., Partington, S., Partington, E., Heather, N., Longstaff, F., Allsop, S., Jankowski, M., Wareham, H., Stephens, R., St Clair Gibson, A. 2013, In: Addiction Research & Theory
  • Alcohol Use Disorders and Hazardous Drinking among Undergraduates at English Universities, Heather, N., Partington, S., Partington, E., Longstaff, F., Allsop, S., Jankowski, M., Wareham, H., St Clair Gibson, A. 2011, In: Alcohol and Alcoholism
  • Coping strategies in UK firefighters, Young, P., St Clair Gibson, A., Partington, E., Partington, S., Wetherell, M. Aug 2010
  • The "Jock Body" and the social construction of space: the performance and positioning of cultural identity, Sparkes, A., Brown, D., Partington, E. Aug 2010, In: Space and Culture
  • The dark side of flow: a qualitative study on dependence in big wave surfing, Partington, S., Partington, E., Olivier, S. Jun 2009, In: The Sports Psychologist


  • Sports Science PhD June 20 2001
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2020
  • Full Member British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology 2001
  • Graduate Member (MBPsS) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2001

PGR Supervision

Mark Jankowski A longitudinal study of alcohol related harm in heavy drinking University students during their studies and post graduation, with particular reference to sport participation Start: 01/12/2011


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