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Dr Jamie North

Associate Dean - Research and Enterprise

Dr Jamie North

About Research

Email: jamie.north@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4182

Biography

Jamie graduated from The University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology before going on to specialise in Sport Psychology for his MSc at Liverpool John Moores University where he also achieved his PhD.

His primary research interests focus on the study of sporting expertise, in particular, the examination of the perceptual and cognitive factors that underpin expert performance and decision-making. He is also interested in the factors that influence the acquisition of skill and contribute towards the development of expertise across domains.

Jamie has established both international and national research collaborations including Victoria University (Australia), University of Utah (USA), Kings College London, Sheffield Hallam University, and University of Chichester. Jamie has previously supervised five PhD students to completion and is currently Director of Studies or Research Supervisor for eight PhD students. Jamie has examined PhD theses both nationally and internationally. He is also an Associate Editor for Journal of Sports Sciences and the International Journal of Sport Psychology.

Outside of work, Jamie is passionate about all sport and can usually be found playing, watching, or talking about it. He has also taken up running in an attempt to maintain an acceptable level of fitness and in the last year ran the Wales Marathon and the British Military Fitness 10K Challenge.


Research

Areas of research supervision

  • Perceptual-cognitive skill
  • Expert performance
  • Skill acquisition/motor learning

Research profile

Publications

  • Strafford, B. W., Davids, K., North, J. S., & Stone, J. A. (in press). Effects of basic movement skills on Parkour speed run performance. European Journal of Sport Science.
  • Cushion, E., North, J. S., & Cleather, D. (in press). Differences in motor control strategies of jumping tasks, as revealed by group and individual analysis. Journal of Motor Behavior.
  • Howe, L., Waldron, M., North, J. S., & Bampouras, T. (2021). Restrictions in ankle dorsiflexion range of motion alter landing kinematics but not movement strategy when fatigued. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2020-0429
  • Murphy, C. P., Wakefield, A., Birch, P. D. J., & North, J. S. (2020). Esport expertise benefits perceptual-cognitive skill in (traditional) sport. Journal of Expertise, 3, 227-237.
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., & North, J. S. (2020). A model of information use during anticipation in striking sports (MIDASS). Journal of Expertise, 3, 197-211.
  • Runswick, O. R., Jewiss, M., Sharpe, B., & North J. S. (in press). Context affects Quiet Eye duration and motor performance independent of cognitive effort. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
  • Pocock, C., Bezodis, N. E., Davids, K., Wadey, R., & North, J. S. (2020). Understanding key constraints and practice design in Rugby Union place kicking: Experiential knowledge of professional kickers and experienced coaches. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954120943073
  • Cushion, E. J., Warmenhoven, J., North, J. S., & Cleather, D. J. (2020). Task demand changes motor control strategies in vertical jumping. Journal of Motor Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222895.2020.1797621
  • Howe, L., Bampouras, T., North, J. S., & Waldron, M. (2020). Improved ankle mobility following a 4-week training program affects landing mechanics: a randomized controlled trial: Ankle mobility training affects landing mechanics. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003717
  • Strafford, B. W., Davids, K., North, J. S., & Stone, J. A. (2020). Designing parkour-style training environments for athlete development: Insights from experienced Parkour Traceurs. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2020.1720275
  • Runswick, O. R., Green, R., & North, J. S. (2020). The effects of skill-level and playing-position on the anticipation of ball-bounce in rugby union. Human Movement Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2019.102544
  • Howe, L., Waldron, M., Bampouras, T., & North, J. S. (2020). Reliability of two-dimensional measures associated with bilateral drop-landing performance. Movement and Sport Sciences, 108, 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1051/sm/2019037
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M., (2020). The role of verbal instruction and visual guidance in training pattern recognition. In, Current issues in perceptual training: Facing the requirement of coupling perception, cognition, and action in complex motor behaviour (edited by A. Klostermann & D. Mann). pp. 07-18. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88963-377-7
  • Cushion, E. J., Warmenhoven, J., North, J. S., & Cleather, D. J. (2019). Principal component analysis reveals the proximal to distal pattern in vertical jumping is governed by two functional degrees of freedom. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 7: 193. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00193
  • Strafford, B. W., Smith, A., North, J. S., & Stone, J. A. (2019). Comparative analysis of the top six and bottom six teams’ corner kick strategies in the 2015/2016 English Premier League. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2019.1677379
  • Howe, L. P., Bampouras, T. M., North, J. S., & Waldron, M. (2020). Within-session reliability for inter-limb asymmetries in ankle dorsiflexion range of motion during the weight-bearing lunge test. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 15, 64-73.
  • Simonet, M., Meziane, H. B., Runswick, O. R., North, J. S., Williams, A. M., Barral, J., & Roca, A. (2019). The modulation of event-related alpha rhythm during the time course of anticipation. Scientific Reports, 9, 18226 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54763-1
  • Howe, L. P., Bampouras, T. M., North, J. S., & Waldron, M. (2019). Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion is associated with kinematic but not kinetic variables related to bilateral drop-landing performance at various drop heights. Human Movement Science, 64, 320-328.
  • Stone, J. S., Strafford, B. W., North, J. S., Toner, C. & Davids, K. (2018). Effectiveness and efficiency of virtual reality designs to enhance athlete development: An ecological dynamics perspective. Movement and Sport Sciences, 102, 51-60. https://doi.org/10.1051/sm/2018031
  • Howe, L., North, J. S., Waldron, M., & Bampouras, T. (2018). Reliability of independent kinetic variables and measures of inter-limb asymmetry associated with bilateral drop-landing performance. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness & Sport, 7, 36-41. https://doi.org/10.26524/ijpefs1844
  • North, J. S., Bezodis, N. E., Murphy, C., Runswick, O. R., Pocock, C., & Roca, A. (2019). The effect of consistent and varied follow-through practice schedules on learning a table tennis backhand. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37, 613-620. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1522683
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., McRobert, A. P., & North, J. S. (2019). Why do bad balls get wickets? The role of congruent and incongruent information in anticipation. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37, 537-543. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1514165
  • North, J. S., & Williams, A. M. (2019). Familiarity detection and pattern perception in sport. In, Anticipation and decision making in sport (edited by R. Jackson & A. M. Willams). pp. 25-43. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon.
  • Wild, J. J., Bezodis, I. N., North, J. S., & Bezodis, N. E. (2018). Differences in step characteristics and linear kinematics between rugby players and sprinters during sprint acceleration. European Journal of Sports Sciences, 18, 1327-1337. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2018.1490459
  • Pocock, C., Bezodis, N. E., Davids, K., & North, J. S. (2018). Hot hands, cold feet?: Effects of interacting constraints on place kicking performance at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. European Journal of Sport Science, 18, 1309-1316. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2018.1486459
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., McRobert, A. P., & North, J. S. (2018). The temporal integration of information during anticipation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37, 100-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.05.001
  • Abbas, Z. A., & North, J. S. (2018). Good- vs. poor-trial feedback in motor learning: The role of self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation across levels of task difficulty. Learning and Instruction, 55, 105-112 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2017.09.009
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A. Williams, A. M., Bezodis, N. E., McRobert, A. P., & North, J. S. (2018). The impact of contextual information and a secondary task on anticipation performance: An interpretation using cognitive load theory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32, 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3386
  • Howe, L. P., Waldron, M., & North, J. S. (2017). A practical approach to problem-solving movement tasks limited by an ankle dorsiflexion restriction. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 39, 25-35 doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000336
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. (2017). The role of verbal instruction and visual guidance in training pattern recognition. Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 8: 1473. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01473
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. (2017). Identifying the micro-relations underpinning familiarity detection in dynamic displays containing multiple objects. Frontiers in Psychology: Performance Science, 8: 963. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00963
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., Bezodis, N. E., & North, J. S. (2017). The effects of anxiety and situation-specific context on perceptual-motor skill: A multi-level investigation. Psychological Research, 82, 708-719. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-017-0856-8
  • Stone, J. A., North, J. S., Maynard, I., Panchuk, D., & Davids, K. (2017). Temporal and spatial occlusion of advanced visual information constrains movement (re) organization in one-handed catching behaviors. Acta Psychologica, 174, 80-88.
  • Bezodis, N. E., North, J. S., & Razavet, J. (2017). Alterations to the orientation of the ground reaction force vector affect sprint acceleration performance in team sports athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35, 1817-1824 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1239024
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. (2016). The relative importance of different perceptual-cognitive skills during anticipation. Human Movement Science, 49, 170-177.
  • Stone, J. A., Maynard, I. W., North, J. S., Panchuk, D., & Davids, K. & (2015). (De)Synchronisation of advanced visual information and ball flight characteristics constrains emergent information-movement couplings during one-handed catching. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 449-458. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-4126-3.
  • Stone, J. A., Maynard, I. W., North, J. S., Panchuk, D., & Davids, K. & (2015). Emergent perception-action couplings regulate postural adjustments during performance of externally timed dynamic interceptive actions. Psychological Research,79, 829-843. doi: 10.1007/s00426-014-0613-1.
  • Stone, J. A., Davids, K., North, J. S., & Panchuk, D. (2015). Brunswik’s representative learning design informs integrated video-ball projection technology. The Brunswik Society Newsletter, 30, 48-51.
  • Stone, J. A., Panchuk, D., Davids, K., North, J. S., & Maynard, I. W. (2014). Integrating advanced visual information with ball projection technology constrains dynamic interceptive actions. Procedia Engineering, 72, 156-161.
  • Stone, J. A., Panchuk, D., Davids, K., North, J. S., Fairweather, I., & Maynard, I. W. (2014). An integrated ball projection technology for the study of dynamic interceptive actions. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 984-991. doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0429-8.
  • Williams, A. M., North, J. S., & Hope, E. (2012). Identifying the mechanisms underpinning familiarity based judgments when viewing structured sequences of action. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 1975-1992.
  • North, J. S., Ward, P., Ericsson, K. A., & Williams, A. M. (2011). Mechanisms underlying skilled anticipation and recognition in a dynamic and temporally constrained domain. Memory, 19, 155-168.
  • Lowry, J., & North, J. S. (2011). Assessing the components of secondary school P.E: Inclusion of multidimensional sporting components in physical education lessons. Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • North, J. S., Williams, A. M., Hodges, N. J., Ward, P., & Ericsson, K. A. (2009). Perceiving patterns in dynamic action sequences: Investigating the processes underpinning stimulus recognition and anticipation skill. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 878-894.
  • Williams, A. M., & North, J. S. (2009). Identifying the minimal essential information underpinning pattern recognition. In, Perspectives on Cognition and Action (edited by D. Arajuo, H. Ripoll, & M. Raab), pp. 95-107. Nova Science Publishing Inc.
  • North, J. S., & Williams, A. M. (2008). Identifying the critical time period for information extraction when recognising sequences of play. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79, 268-273.
  • Williams, A. M., Hodges, N. J., North, J. S., & Barton, G. (2006). Perceiving patterns of play in dynamic sport tasks: Investigating the essential information underlying skilled performance. Perception, 35, 317-332.
  • Yates, I., North, J. S., Ford, P., & Williams, A. M. (2006). A quantitative analysis of Italy’s World Cup performances: A comparison of World Cup winners. Insight, The Football Association Coaches Journal, Autumn/Winter, 55-59.
  • Williams, A. M., & North, J. S. (2006). Developing anticipation in sport. Coaching Edge, 5, 18-19.

Conference proceedings

  • Simonet, M., Runswick, O. R., North, J. S., Williams, A. M., & Roca, A. (2018). An EEG investigation of the neural correlates underlying the processing of kinematic and contextual information on anticipation in cricket batting. Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Dublin, Ireland.
  • Simonet, M., Runswick, O. R., North, J. S., Williams, A. M., & Roca, A. (2018). The neural correlates underlying the use of contextual and kinematic information processes during anticipation. Oral presentation at the 2018. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Denver, Colarado.
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., McRobert, A., & North, J. S. (2018). Why do bad balls get wickets? The role of congruent and incongruent information in anticipation. Oral presentation at the 2018. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Denver, Colarado.
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., McRobert, A., & North, J. S. (2018). The temporal integration of information during anticipation. Oral presentation at the 2018. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Denver, Colarado.
  • Pocock, C., Bezodis, N. E., Davids, K., & North, J. S. (2017). A qualitative exploration of the key constraints on Rugby Union place kicking performance. Oral presentation at the Second Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition. Kisakallio, Finland.
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. (2017). Identifying the critical relative motion information to recognize patterns in dynamic displays consisting of multiple objects. Oral presentation at the 2017 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). San Diego, USA. 
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., McRobert, A. P., Bezodis, N. E., & North, J. S. (2017). Contextual information in anticipation performance: A novel test of cognitive load theory. Oral presentation at the 2017 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). San Diego, USA.
  • Pocock, C., Bezodis, N. E., Davids, K., & North, J. S. (2017). Effects of task and contextual constraints on place kicking performance at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Poster presentation at the 2017 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). San Diego, USA. 
  • North, J. S., Warren, S., & Runswick, O. R. (2017). Errorless learning and analogy instruction: Comparing implicit learning methods. Poster presentation at the 2017 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). San Diego, USA.
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. Identifying the minimal essential information underpinning familiarity detection in dynamic displays containing multiple objects. Oral presentation at the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network (ESAN). Coventry, UK.
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams. A. M., Bezodis, N. E., McRobert, A. P., & North, J. S. Context and cognitive load in anticipation skill: A novel application of cognitive load theory. Oral presentation at the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network (ESAN). Coventry, UK. 
  • North, J. S., Bezodis, N. E., Murphy, C. P., Runswick, O., Pocock, C. & Roca, A. The effect of consistent and varied follow-through practice schedules on learning a table tennis backhand. Poster presentation at the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network (ESAN). Coventry, UK.
  • Pocock, C., Bezodis, N. E., Davids, K., & North, J. S. Effects of task and contextual constraints on place kicking performance at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Poster presentation at the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network (ESAN). Coventry, UK. 
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. (2016). The relative importance of inter- and intra-individual patterns during anticipation. In A. Baca, B. Wessner, R. Diketmuller, H. Tschan, M. Hofmann, P. Kornfeind, and E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), Proceedings of 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, p. 502. ISBN: 978-3-00-053383-9. 
  • Stone, J. A., Maynard, I. W., North, J. S., Panchuk, D., & Davids, K. (2016). Temporal and spatial occlusion of advanced visual information constrain coordination tendencies in one-handed catching behaviours. In A. Baca, B. Wessner, R. Diketmuller, H. Tschan, M. Hofmann, P. Kornfeind, and E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), Proceedings of 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, p. 648. ISBN: 978-3-00-053383-9.
  • Runswick, O. R., Roca, A., Williams, A. M., & North, J. S. (2016). The effects of anxiety and situation-specific context on perceptual-motor skill: A multi-level investigation. Paper presented at the 2016 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Montreal, Canada. 
  • Abbas, Z. A., & North, J. S. (2015). Good- versus poor-trial feedback in golf putting: The role of self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation across levels of task difficulty. Paper presented at the 2015 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. St. George’s Park, England.
  • Stone, J. A., Panchuk, D., Davids, K., North, J. S., & Maynard, I. (2014). Integrating advanced visual information with ball projection technology constrains dynamic interceptive actions. Paper presented at the 2014 conference of the International Sports Engineering Association. Sheffield, United Kingdom. 
  • North, J. S., & Saunders, L. (2013). Visual search and anticipation in international ice hockey players. In N. Balague, C. Torrents, A. Vilanova, J. Cadefau, R. Tarrago, and E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), Proceedings of 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, p. 161. ISBN: 978-84-695-7786-8. 
  • North, J. S., Hope, E., & Williams, A. M. (2012). Identifying the mechanisms underpinning familiarity based judgments when viewing structured sequences of action. Paper presented at the 2012 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Hawaii, USA. 
  • Smith, A., & North, J. S. (2011). Knowledge of results after good trials enhances learning and motivation. Paper presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, April 2011. Chester, United Kingdom. 
  • Stone, J. A., & North, J. S. (2011). Effect of bowling age on a cricket anticipation task in expert batsmen of different age groups. Paper presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, April 2011. Chester, United Kingdom.
  • North, J. S., & Williams, A. M. (2007). The processes underpinning skilled recognition and anticipation in soccer. In P. Beek, and R. van de Langenberg (Eds.), The European Workshop on Movement Science 2007, p. 42.Sportverlag Strauss: Koln. ISBN: 978 3 939390 73 2.
  • North, J. S., & Williams, A. M. (2007). Some constraints on pattern recognition skill in soccer. Paper presented at the 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology. Halkidiki, Greece.
  • North, J. S., & Williams, A. M. (2006). Identifying the critical information sources underpinning skilled perception in soccer. In H. Hoppeler, T. Reilly, E. Tsolakidis, L. Gfeller, and S. Klossner. (Eds.), Proceedings of 11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, p. 31. Sportverlag Strauss 2006: Cologne. ISBN: 3 939390 35 6.
  • North, J. S., Williams, A. M, Hodges, N. J., Ward, P., & Ericsson, K. A. (2006). Perceiving patterns in dynamic action sequences: Identifying the critical information underlying anticipation skill in soccer. In H. Hoppeler, T. Reilly, E. Tsolakidis, L. Gfeller, and S. Klossner. (Eds.), Proceedings of 11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, p. 168. Sportverlag Strauss 2006: Cologne. ISBN: 3 939390 35 6.
  • North, J. S., Williams, A. M., & Stewart, L. (2006). Identifying the critical time period for information extraction during pattern recognition in soccer. Paper presented at the 2006 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Denver, USA. 
  • North, J. S., Williams, A. M., Hodges, N. J., & Barton, G. (2005). The role of higher-order relations when perceiving patterns of play in soccer. In T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon, S. Hanrahan, L. Ievleva, G. Kolt, and P. Tremayne (Eds.), Proceedings of 11th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology. International Society of Sport Psychology: Sydney. ISBN: 1 877040 36 3.
  • North, J. S., Williams, A. M., Hodges, N. J., & Smeeton, N. (2004). The minimal essential information underlying skilled perception in soccer. Paper presented at the 2004 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Vancouver, Canada. 
  • Smeeton, N. J., Williams, A. M., Hodges, N. J., & North, J. S. (2004) Developing perceptual skill in tennis through explicit, guided-discovery, and discovery methods. Paper presented at the 2004 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Vancouver, Canada.

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