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
- 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.
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.
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., 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., Massey, W. V., Hess, C. W., Nai, M. M., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Meyer, B. B. (2017). Examining stage of change differences in NCAA student-athletes’ readiness for psychological skills training. The Sport Psychologist
- 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.