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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD, (C. Psychol)

Assistant Professor
 Monna Arvinen-Barrow
(414) 229-3360
(414) 229-2613
Pavilion 370

Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Research Degree Supervision (PGCRDS) The University of Northampton United Kingdom 2011
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE) The University of Northampton United Kingdom 2010
Ph D Sport Psychology The University of Northampton United Kingdom 2009
BS Psychology, Minor: Sport Studies University College Northampton United Kingdom 2003

Speaker Topics

  • Psychology of Sport Injury
  • Performance Enhancement in Individuals and Groups
  • Sport Psychology

Interests & Expertise

Monna Arvinen-Barrow’s research and applied work is underpinned by psychological theory and research. Her current research is focused on:

  • Psychosocial aspects of sport injuries
  • Psychosocial impact of career-ending injuries
  • Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to sport injury rehabilitation
  • Use of Active Video Gaming (AVG) in sport injury rehabilitation

Arvinen-Barrow’s past research has included research into psychology of sport injuries, use of psychological intervention techniques for performance enhancement and sport injury rehabilitation and psychological effects of “Swimming with Babies Approach” to baby swimming.

Some of her other on-going research collaborations include inactivity and sedentary behaviour among adolescents in Finland, use of mental imagery and team building in sports. She is also interested in conducting cross-cultural research.

Selected Publications

Gnacinski, S. L., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Brewer, B., & Meyer, B. B. (2017). Factorial validity and measurement invariance of the perceived susceptibility to sport injury scale. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27, 754–761.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Preliminary investigation into sport and exercise psychology consultants’ views and experiences of an interprofessional care team approach to sport injury rehabilitation. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(1), 66-74.
Gnacinski, S. L., Cornell, D. J., Meyer, B. B., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2016, December). Functional Movement Screen Factorial Validity and Measurement Invariance Across Sex Among Collegiate Student-Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(12), 3388-3395.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J. J., Kamphoff, C., Zakrajzek, R., Lee, S., Lintunen, T., Hemmings, B., & Martin, S. B. (2016, December). Athletes’ expectations about sport injury rehabilitation: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 25(4), 338-347.
Clement, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Van Horn, S. (2016, November). Lés émotions comme antécédent et conséquences de la blessure en sport. [Emotions as antecedents and consequences of sport injury]. Campo, M., & Louvet, B. (Eds.). Lés émotions en sport et en EPS: Appretissage, Performance et Santé. [Emotions in sport, exercise and physical education – Learning performance and health]. Brussels: De Boeck.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Nässi, A., & Ruiz, M. (2015, November). Kun vamma päättää, milloin ura loppuu [When an injury determines when the career ends]. Liikunta ja Tiede, 52(6), 45-49.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (2015, May). A preliminary investigation into athletic trainers’ views and experiences of multidisciplinary team approach to sport injury rehabilitation. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 7(3), 97-107.
Clement, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Fetty, T. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Psychosocial responses during different phases of sport injury rehabilitation: A qualitative study. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(1), 95-104.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Massey, W. V., & Hemmings, B. (2014, November). Role of sport medicine professionals in addressing psychosocial aspects of sport-injury rehabilitation: Professional athletes’ views. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(6), 764-772.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Walker, N., eds. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). The psychology of sport injury and rehabilitation. 1. Abingdon: Routledge.

Presentations

Hess, C. W., Meyer, B. B., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Pack, S. (October 2016). The lived experiences of an injured athlete and members of a performance management team during injury rehabilitation: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Nai, M., Meyer, B. B., Gnacinski, S. L., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (September 2016). An examination of the association between grit and the Big Five personality traits in NCAA student-athletes. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., O’Connor, K. M., Thorpe, J., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (June 2016). Functional and psychological benefits of active video gaming in chronic ankle instability. National Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposia and Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Ford, J., Emmer, G., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (February 2016). Conceptualizing grit: A preliminary investigation with collegiate student-athletes. The AASP Regional Conference and 26th Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, .
Mazurek, R., Verdegan, R. L., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (January 2016). Collaborative teaching development program: An innovative approach to peer review. The 2016 UWM Teaching and Learning Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Poel, D., Cornell, D., Gnacinski, S., Hess, C., Kelley, K., O’Connor, M., Zander, R., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Truebenbach, C., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (December 2014). Identifying sport and gender differences in the lower extremity functional test (LEFT): the Panther-PEP study. College of Health Sciences (CHS) Fall 2014 Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Kelley, K., Cornell, D., Gnacinski, S., Hess, C., O’Connor, M., Poel, D., Zander, R., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Truebenbach, C., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (December 2014). Relationship among hip strength and dynamic balance performance: the Panther-PEP study. College of Health Sciences (CHS) Fall 2014 Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Heil, J., Wiese-Bjornstal, D. M., Williams, J. A., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2014). "Study the Past if You Would Define the Future" (Confucius): An Historical Perspective on the Psychology of Sport Injury. Roundtable discussion conducted at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J., Kamphoff, C., Zakrajsek, R., Lee, S. M., Hemmings, B., Lintunen, T., & Martin, S. B. (October 2014). Athletes’ expectations about sport injury rehabilitation: A cross-cultural study. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2014). Key issues in psychology of sport injury research and practice: Where are we now?. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Arvinen-Barrow, M. (September 2014). Role of physical therapists in the psychosocial aspects of injury and recovery: From theory and research to applied practice. Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (SE) meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Zalewski, K. R., Alt, C., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (August 2014). Barriers to Being Active in Older Adults with Rehabilitation Needs: Thoughts on the Transtheoretical Model of Change in Physical Activity. Health Promotion Research – An International Forum "Next Health", Trondheim, Norway.
Earl, J. E., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Kundrat, S. M., & Ochsenwald, J. C. (August 2014). Performance Enhancement Program. Student-Athlete Physical Testing protocol with Nutrition and Psychosocial screening, research baseline development with as needed with Inter-professional Intervention. , .
Maresh, N., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Ebersole, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2014). Effects of active video games on the rehabilitation of ankle sprains. College of Health Sciences (CHS) Spring 2014 Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Manley, A., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Wallace, J. (December 2013). An exploration of athletes" perceptions and experiences of active video games in relation to rehabilitation from sports injuries. The British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Manchester, UK.

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Psychologist. British Psychological Society; (2010 – present).
  • An elected expert member of Finnish Sport Psychology Association; (2008 – present).
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology. (2013 – present).

Honors & Awards

Dorothy V. Harris Memorial Award (2016, September 30) Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).