People

Dr Paul Freeman

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Paul Freeman

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (SE104)

  • Professional Skills and Development 2 (SE201)

  • Sport and Performance Psychology (SE207)

  • Psychology of Coaching (SE209)

  • Applied Sports Psychology (SE304)

  • Issues in Sport and Exercise Science (SE305)

  • Sport, Exercise and the Self (SE306)

Publications

Journal articles (33)

Hase, A., O'Brien, J., Moore, L. and Freeman, P., The relationship between challenge and threat states and performance: A systematic review. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Hase, A., Gorrie-Stone, T. and Freeman, P., Tyrosine intake and cardiovascular responses in a motivated performance situation. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Flowers, EP., Freeman, P. and Gladwell, VF., (2018). Enhancing the acute psychological benefits of green exercise: An investigation of expectancy effects. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 39, 213-221

Moore, LJ., Young, T., Freeman, P. and Sarkar, M., (2017). Adverse life events, cardiovascular responses, and sports performance under pressure. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 28 (1), 340-347

Coffee, P., Freeman, P. and Allen, MS., (2017). The TASS-Q: The Team-referent Availability of Social Support Questionnaire. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 33, 55-65

Flowers, EP., Freeman, P. and Gladwell, VF., (2017). The Development of Three Questionnaires to Assess Beliefs about Green Exercise. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 (10), 1172-1172

Moll, T., Rees, T. and Freeman, P., (2017). Enacted support and golf-putting performance: The role of support type and support visibility. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 30, 30-37

Sammy, N., Anstiss, PA., Moore, LJ., Freeman, P., Wilson, MR. and Vine, SJ., (2017). The Effects of Arousal Reappraisal on Stress Responses, Performance and Attention. Anxiety, Stress and Coping. 30 (6), 619-629

Flowers, EP., Freeman, P. and Gladwell, V., (2016). A cross-sectional study examining predictors of visit frequency to local green space and the impact this has on physical activity levels. BMC Public Health. 16 (1), 420-

Moore, LJ., Vine, SJ., Wilson, MR. and Freeman, P., (2015). Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 37 (3), 339-343

Coussens, AH., Rees, T. and Freeman, P., (2015). Applying generalizability theory to examine the antecedents of perceived coach support. Journal of sport & exercise psychology. 37 (1), 51-62

Soundy, A., Freeman, P., Stubbs, B., Probst, M., Roskell, C. and Vancampfort, D., (2015). The Psychosocial Consequences of Sports Participation for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness: A Metasynthesis Review. Advances in Psychiatry. 2015, 1-8

Freeman, P., Coffee, P., Moll, T., Rees, T. and Sammy, N., (2014). The ARSQ: The Athletes? Received Support Questionnaire. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 36 (2), 189-202

Hamlyn-Williams, CC., Freeman, P. and Parfitt, G., (2014). Acute affective responses to prescribed and self-selected exercise sessions in adolescent girls: an observational study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 6 (1), creators-Freeman=3APaul=3A=3A

Moore, LJ., Vine, SJ., Wilson, MR. and Freeman, P., (2014). Examining the antecedents of challenge and threat states: The influence of perceived required effort and support availability. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 93 (2), 267-273

Soundy, A., Stubbs, B., Freeman, P., Coffee, P. and Roskell, C., (2014). Factors influencing patients' hope in stroke and spinal cord injury: A narrative review. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 21 (5), 210-218

Soundy, A., Freeman, P., Stubbs, B., Probst, M., Coffee, P. and Vancampfort, D., (2014). The transcending benefits of physical activity for individuals with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-ethnography. Psychiatry Research. 220 (1-2), 11-19

Soundy, A., Freeman, P., Stubbs, B., Probst, M. and Vancampfort, D., (2014). The value of social support to encourage people with schizophrenia to engage in physical activity: an international insight from specialist mental health physiotherapists. Journal of Mental Health. 23 (5), 256-260

Hamlyn-Williams, CC., Freeman, P. and Parfitt, G., (2014). Acute affective responses to prescribed and self-selected exercise sessions in adolescent girls: an observational study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 6 (1), 35-

Vine, SJ., Freeman, P., Moore, LJ., Chandra-Ramanan, R. and Wilson, MR., (2013). Evaluating stress as a challenge is associated with superior attentional control and motor skill performance: Testing the predictions of the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 19 (3), 185-194

Moore, LJ., Vine, SJ., Freeman, P. and Wilson, MR., (2013). Quiet eye training promotes challenge appraisals and aids performance under elevated anxiety. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 11 (2), 169-183

Moore, LJ., Wilson, MR., Vine, SJ., Coussens, AH. and Freeman, P., (2013). Champ or Chump?: Challenge and Threat States during Pressurized Competition. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 35 (6), 551-562

Moore, LJ., Vine, SJ., Wilson, MR. and Freeman, P., (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: An examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology. 49 (10), 1417-1425

Rees, T., Freeman, P., Bell, S. and Bunney, R., (2012). Three Generalizability Studies of the Components of Perceived Coach Support. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 34 (2), 238-251

Freeman, P., Coffee, P. and Rees, T., (2011). The PASS-Q: The Perceived Available Support in Sport Questionnaire. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 33 (1), 54-74

McGrath, JS., Moore, L., Wilson, MR., Freeman, P. and Vine, S., (2011). ‘CHALLENGE’ AND ‘THREAT’ STATES IN SURGERY: IMPLICATIONS FOR SURGICAL PERFORMANCE AND TRAINING. BJU International. 108 (6), 795-796

Rees, T. and Freeman, P., (2010). Social Support and Performance in a Golf-Putting Experiment. The Sport Psychologist. 24 (3), 333-348

Freeman, P. and Rees, T., (2009). How Does Perceived Support Lead to Better Performance? An Examination of Potential Mechanisms. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 21 (4), 429-441

Freeman, P., Rees, T. and Hardy, L., (2009). An Intervention to Increase Social Support and Improve Performance. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 21 (2), 186-200

Rees, T. and Freeman, P., (2009). Social Support Moderates the Relationship Between Stressors and Task Performance Through Self-Efficacy. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 28 (2), 244-263

Freeman, P. and Rees, T., (2008). The effects of perceived and received support on objective performance outcome. European Journal of Sport Science. 8 (6), 359-368

Rees, T. and Freeman, P., (2007). The effects of perceived and received support on self-confidence. Journal of Sports Sciences. 25 (9), 1057-1065

Rees, T., Hardy, L. and Freeman, P., (2007). Stressors, social support, and effects upon performance in golf. Journal of Sports Sciences. 25 (1), 33-42

Book chapters (1)

Wood, N., Parker, J., Freeman, P., Black, M. and Moore, L., (2018). The relationship between challenge and threat states and anaerobic power, core affect, perceived exertion, and self-focused attention during a competitive sprint cycling task. In: Progress in Brain Research. Elsevier. 1- 17. 9780444641878

Grants and funding

2018

Attitudes towards higher education: An evaluation of the Jump Higher project

Make it Happen

Improving workplace wellbeing by engaging with nature

University of Essex

Evaluating physical activity behaviour change in Essex: Part of the local delivery pilot

Essex County Council

Evaluating physical activity behaviour change in Essex: Part of the local delivery pilot

Essex County Council

Evaluating physical activity behaviour change in Essex: Part of the local delivery pilot

Essex County Council

Evaluating physical activity behaviour change in Essex: Part of the local delivery pilot

Essex County Council

2016

Coach, Athlete, and Relational Influences on Development Athletes' Attitudes, Intentions and Willingness to Dope

International Olympic Committee

Contact

pfreeman@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872179

Location:

ESA.3.10, Colchester Campus