Wee Chat with Dr Barry Cripps, Sport Psychologist

This week’s new episode features Dr Barry Cripps. Alison’s mentor discusses key aspects of mental prep that are crucial for him.


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Dr Barry Cripps, CPsychol, CSci, FBPsS

 Having spent his early career in Hampton School, RAF and Loughborough University, Barry undertook a doctorate in the Social Psychology of Sport, focusing his research on Team Interaction in Professional Soccer.  Career moves followed into the BPS/DOP and the role of Director of Training for a test publisher.  Barry has had a portfolio career focusing on individual, team and organisational work in industry and sport. Among the clients who have engaged Barry as a Psychologist are the CIPD, Cranfield Exec MBA, The Met Office and British Olympic Association.


Barry is a Founder Member of the British Psychological society (BPS) Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He was Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology Award presented at the Inaugural Conference of the DSEP, December 2008. He has lectured in psychology and business with the Open University, the University of Plymouth, Exeter University, and Visiting Professor at the University of Commerce, Tianjin, China. Barry serves as an External Examiner in Business Psychology. Barry is Newsletter editor of the South West Branch, South West Review. He is particularly interested in personality, assessment, psychometrics, clinical hypnosis, positive and sport psychology; he has produced two books and is co-author of the personality questionnaire, Eysenck, Cripps & Cook Occupational Scales. His Consultancy is based in Exeter, Devon, England.


Barry was Alison’s primary supervisor for her applied work in sport psychology during her studies. He introduced her to elite archery, guided her closely in all aspects of the field and played a pivotal role in her growth as a young professional. She is deeply grateful for all his inspirational wisdom and all the hours spent at Lilleshall and hours of walking supervision through gorgeous Devon!


You can find more information about Dr Barry Cripps here: http://www.performance-psychology.com/