Researcher profile for Gary Barclay
Gary’s areas of interest include health psychology, exercise psychology and sport psychology. Gary has a Master of Physical Education (Sport Psychology - with Distinction), a Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching. He has been teaching in tertiary education for approximately 15 years.
Gary has consulted with a wide range of athletes, teams and performing artists, from junior club level through to those competing in masters international competition, to help them achieve peak performance in their fields. He has a particular interest in the relationship between exercise or physical activity and mental health and well-being. He is also interested in the development and transfer of life skills between sport and other life environments.
Gary enjoys the challenge of helping students at many levels of tertiary study including certificate through to masters level.
See a list of articles published in issues of: Scope: Contemporary Research Topics by this researcher.
Barclay, G. (2020) New Zealand mental health practitioners' use of physical activity as part of treatment regimes. Exercise and Mental Health Symposium, Otago Polytechnic, online, 3 July.
Irvine,N., Barclay, G., & Humphrey, R. (2018) Exposure of the female body image in the media and the effect on athlete and non-athlete females’ body image dissatisfaction Scope Contemporary Research Topics (Health & Wellbeing), 3, Occupation.
Barclay, G. & Middlemas, S. G. (2017) I’m Screwed: A Client's Perspective on the Influence of ‘Schema’ in Response to and Recovery From Serious Injury Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, December 2016 Vol 26 (2) pp. 25-34.
Wallis, T., Barclay, G. & Humphrey, R. (2017) Aggression in Football: A Comparative Study. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Health and Wellbeing, Activity 1, 34-44. www.thescopes.org
Barclay, G., Kerr-Bell, R. & Middlemas, S. (2017) The intersection of medical treatment and Maori cultural values with serious head related injuries Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Health & Wellbeing, 1, Activity, 158-163 www.thescopes.org
Barclay, G. & Middlemas, S (2015) I'm screwed: Facilitating psychological recovery from serious injury. New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists Conference (March 2015, Auckland)