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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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  • An initial exploration of fatigue as a predictor of quality of life in transplant athletes competing at national and international events, Rogerson, D., Houghton, S., Jooste, J., Hogg, M. 22 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Unveiling the Impact of Mobile Fitness Applications on Motivational Orientation in Sustaining Exercise Behaviors: A Qualitative Investigation, Southcott, E., Jooste, J. 1 Jun 2024, In: Physical Culture and Sport, Studies and Research
  • Why the long face? Experiences and observations of bullying behaviour at equestrian centres in Great Britain, Watson, N., Thompson, N., Jooste, J. 2 Apr 2024, In: European Journal for Sport and Society
  • 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 Jul 2023, In: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • Mindfulness traits as potential inhibitor of irrational performance beliefs and intolerance of uncertainty amongst elite female basketball players, Koop, L., Jooste, J. Oct 2023, In: Apunts Sports Medicine
  • The influence of emotional intelligence on coping ability in senior female field hockey players in South Africa, Jooste, J., Kruger, A., Tinkler, N. 17 Apr 2023, 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

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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