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

Associate Professor


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
BA Technical Fashion Designing Helsinki Polytechnic (now known as Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences) Helsinki, Finland 2000

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

Arvinen-Barrow, M., DeGrave, K., Pack, S., & Hemmings, B. (In Press). Transitioning out of professional sport: The psychosocial impact of career-ending non-musculoskeletal injuries among male cricketers from England and Wales. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Granquist, M. D. (In Press). Psychosocial considerations for rehabilitation of the injured athletic patient. Prentice, W. (Ed.). Rehabilitation techniques for sports medicine and athletic training, 7.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Walker, N., eds. (2019). Psychology of sport injury and rehabilitation (Korean translation).
Clement, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Athletic trainers’ views and experiences of discussing psychosocial and mental health issues with athletes: An exploratory study. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 11(5), 213-224.
Pack, S., Hemmings, B., Winter, S., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). A preliminary investigation into the use of humor in sport psychology practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31(4), 494-502.
Clement, D., LaGuerre, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Role of religion and spirituality in sport injury rehabilitation. Hemmings, B., Parkes, A., & Watson, N. (Eds.). Sport, psychology and Christianity: Welfare, performance and consultancy, 71-86.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D., eds. (2019). The psychology of sport and performance injury: An interprofessional case-based approach.
Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2018). Injury prevention in sport and performance psychology. Braddick, O. (Ed.). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hamson-Utley, J. J., & DeFreese, J. (2018). Sport injury, rehabilitation, and return to sport. Jim Taylor (Ed.). Assessment in applied sport psychology, 266-295.
Gnacinski, S. L., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Brewer, B. W., & Meyer, B. B. (2017). Factorial validity and measurement invariance of the Perceived Susceptibility to Sport Injury scale. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 27(7), 754-761.
Hamson-Utley, J. J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (2017). Managing mental health aspects of post-concussion syndrome in collegiate student-athletes. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 9(6), 263-270.
Ford, J., Ildefonso, K., Jones, M., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2017). Sport-related anxiety: Current insights. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 8, 205-212.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hurley, D., & Ruiz, M. C. (2017). Transitioning out of professional sport: The psychosocial impact of career-ending injuries among elite Irish rugby football union players. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10(1), 67-84.


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).
Research Bursary for Doctoral Studies (2003) University College Northampton, United Kingdom.