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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
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

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, Volume 8, 205-212.
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). Functional movement screen factorial validity and measurement invariance across sex among collegiate student-athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(12), 3388-3395.
Clement, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Van Horn, S. (2016). Lés émotions comme antécédent et conséquences de la blessure en sport. [Emotions as antecedents and consequences of sport injury]. Lés émotions en sport et en EPS: Appretissage, Performance et Santé. [Emotions in sport, exercise and physical education – Learning performance and health], 401-415. Brussels: De Boeck.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J. J., Kamphoff, C., Zakrajsek, R., Lee, S., Hemmings, B., Lintunen, T., & Martin, S. B. (2016). Athletes’ expectations about sport-injury rehabilitation: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 25(4), 338-347.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Nässi, A., & Ruiz, M. (2015). Kun vamma päättää, milloin ura loppuu [When an injury determines when the career ends]. Liikunta ja Tiede, 52(6), 45-49.
Clement, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Fetty, T. (2015). Psychosocial responses during different phases of sport injury rehabilitation: A qualitative study. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(1), 95-104.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (2015). 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.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Massey, W. V., & Hemmings, B. (2014). Role of sport medicine professionals in addressing psychosocial aspects of sport-injury rehabilitation: Professional athletes’ views. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(6), 764-772.
(2013). 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.
Emmer, G., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2016). An investigation into role of personality in collegiate athletes’ readiness to engage in psychological skills training.. The 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.
Ildefonso, K., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (June 2016). Physical predictors of perceived susceptibility to sport injury among collegiate athletes: an exploratory investigation. National Athletic Trainers Associaion Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Sigmund, K., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2016). A prospective investigation into injury occurrence and college athletes’ perceptions of susceptibility to sports-related injury.. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Thorpe, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2016). Does hip strength predict performance on the landing error scoring system in collegiate athletes?. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., O’Connor, M., Thorpe, J., Truebenbach, C., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (June 2016). Relationships among isometric hip strength measures in Division-I collegiate athletes. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
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.
Sigmund, K., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (December 2015). A prospective investigation into injury occurrence and college athletes’ perception of susceptibility to sports-related injury.. CHS Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Thorpe, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Truebenbach, C., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (December 2015). A prospective investigation into injury occurrence and college athletes’ perception of susceptibility to sports-related injury.. CHS Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Ford, J., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (December 2015). Grit and mental toughness. Are the terms interchangeable in a sport context?. CHS Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Ildefonso, K., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (December 2015). Physical predictors of perceived susceptibility to sport-injury among collegiate athletes: An exploratory investigation.. CHS Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Poel, D., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (December 2015). What are the relationships (if any) between physical predictors of musculoskeletal injury?. CHS Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.

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).