Paul Gorczynski

Dr Paul Gorczynski PhD, HCPC, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Senior Lecturer

I joined the School of Human Sciences in January 2022. I mainly lecture in the areas of sport and exercise psychology and mental health. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have consulted for several national and international sporting organizations (e.g., British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences; International Olympic Committee) and governments (Women and Equalities Committee, UK Parliament, LGBTQ+ mental health service use; Ministry of Sports, Republic of Colombia, mental health literacy). I have also developed and delivered training programmes on mental health literacy; stigma and mental health; cultural competence; and equity, diversity, and inclusion within elite sport. My research mainly focuses on the development and implementation of mental health literacy strategies within sport, education, and clinical practice.

Posts held previously:

2014-2022: University of Portsmouth, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology
2012-2014: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Responsibilities within the university

I am a senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology within the School of Human Sciences.

Recognition

  • External Examiner
    -Wymouth College, FdSc Sport; Coaching, Health and Fitness
  • External Committees
    -Increasing Physical Activity in Medium Secure Services (IMPACT) Steering Group
  • Editorial
    -Editorial Advisory Board: The Sport and Exercise Scientist
    -Editorial Board Member: Sport Social Work Journal
    -Editorial Board Member: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
    -Editorial Board Member: Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
  • Professional Body/Membership
    -Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol): British Psychological Society
    -Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
    -HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist (Sport and Exercise)
    -British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • Board Membership
    -NHS Health Research Authority, London-Bloomsbury, Chair

Research / Scholarly interests

My research mainly focuses on the development and implementation of mental health literacy strategies within sport, education, and clinical practice.

Key funded projects

I am a co-investigator on a Health Foundation project (Economies for Healthier Lives fund). The project is led by Havant Borough Council with support from the University of Portsmouth.

Recent publications

Article

Moore, Matt , Gorczynski, Paul, Aron, Cindy, Bennett, Payton (2022), Leaving professional competition on the field: professional collaboration in promoting college athlete mental health. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13: 1079057 . pp. 1-5 1664-0640 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1079057).

Myall, Kearnan , Montero-Marin, Jesus, Gorczynski, Paul, Kajee, Nabeela , Syed Sheriff, Rebecca , Bernard, Robert , Harriss, Elinor , Kuyken, Willem (2022), Effect of mindfulness-based programmes on elite athlete mental health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 57 (2) . pp. 99-108 ISSN: 0306-3674 (Print), 1473-0480 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2022-105596).

Smith, Caroline N. , Gorczynski, Paul, Thomas, Jafrā D. (2022), The ever-evolving nature of health literacy in organizations: a commentary on the 2021 JPHMP article: “Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030”. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. In: , , , . Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 28 (6) . pp. E804-E807 ISSN: 1078-4659 (Print), 1550-5022 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/phh.0000000000001589).

Moghadam, Shakiba and , Gorczynski, Paul (2022), A systematic review of the prevalence of mental health symptoms and disorders in rugby players. Human Kinetics. In: , , , . Human Kinetics, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology ISSN: 1932-9261 (Print), 1932-927X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2021-0027).

Smith, Caroline N. , Gorczynski, Paul, Thomas, Jafrā D. (2022), Equity in communication: a policy template for promoting organizational health literacy. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. In: , , , . Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, JPHMP Direct - Journal of Public Health Management & Practice ISSN: 1078-4659 (Print), 1550-5022 (Online) (doi: https://jphmpdirect.com/2022/05/30/equity-in-communication-a-policy-template-for-promoting-organizational-health-literacy/).

Gorczynski, Paul and , Fraser, Kotryna (2022), Beijing 2022: one step closer towards more inclusive Games. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In: , , , . The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The Sport and Exercise Scientist ISSN: 1754-3452 (Print), (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Gorczynski, Paul and , Sims-Schouten, Wendy (2022), Evaluating mental health literacy amongst US college students: a cross sectional study. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Journal of American College Health ISSN: 0744-8481 (Print), 1940-3208 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2022.2063690).

Moghadam, Shakiba Oftadeh and , Gorczynski, Paul (2022), Mental health literacy, help-seeking, and mental health outcomes in women rugby players. Human Kinetics. In: , , , . Human Kinetics, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 30 (1) . pp. 1-10 ISSN: 1063-6161 (Print), 1938-1581 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2020-0066).

Rossato, Claire , Crampton, Simon, Gorczynski, Paul, Green, Kate , Hill, Denise (2022), Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Competence (APEC) reflections. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In: , , , . The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 71 . pp. 12-13 ISSN: 1754-3452 (Print), (doi: https://www.bases.org.uk/sspage-resources-the_sport_and_exercise_scientist-view_tses_articles.html).

Moss, Rachel , Gorczynski, Paul, Sims-Schouten, Wendy, Heard-Laureote, Karen , Creaton, Jane (2021), Mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate researchers: exploring the relationship between mental health literacy, help-seeking behaviour, psychological distress, and wellbeing. Routledge / Taylor & Francis - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. In: , , , . Routledge / Taylor & Francis - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Higher Education Research & Development, 41 (4) . pp. 1168-1183 ISSN: 0729-4360 (Print), 1469-8366 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1906210).

Book section

Gorczynski, Paul and , (2022), Behaviour change in exercise referral. Routledge. In: , , In: Andrew Scott, David Broom (eds.), Exercise management for referred medical conditions. Routledge, London (1st) . pp. 97-111 . ISBN: 9781315102399 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315102399).

Scott, Andrew , Gorczynski, Paul, Broom, David (2022), Introduction. Routledge. In: , , In: Andrew Scott, David Broom (eds.), Exercise management for referred medical conditions. Routledge, London (1st) . pp. 1-8 . ISBN: 9781315102399 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315102399).

Gorczynski, Paul , Reardon, Claudia L, Miller Aron, Cindy (2022), LGBTQ+ mental health in elite sport: A review. Elsevier. In: , , In: Deepak Prabhakar (ed.), Advances in psychiatry and behavioral health 2.1. Elsevier, (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Gorczynski, Paul and , Webb, Tom (2022), Evaluating the public’s perceptions of football players living with mental health symptoms and disorders. Hogrefe OpenMind. In: , , , Sports Psychiatry. Hogrefe OpenMind, Göttingen; Bern; Boston Sport psychiatry, 1 (3) (1st) . pp. 128-128 ISSN: 2674-0052 (Print), 2674-0052 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1024/2674-0052/a000024).

Other

Gorczynski, Paul and , (2022), Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). In: , , , . The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Leeds The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (doi: https://www.bases.org.uk/article-mental_health_awareness_week_2022.html?msclkid=40347696d07211ec865d2a5c5879d44d).

Gorczynski, Paul and , (2022), LGBTQI + mental health during the pandemic. Inspire the Mind - Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology (SPI) Lab at the IoPPN. In: , , , . Inspire the Mind - Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology (SPI) Lab at the IoPPN, London Inspire the mind (1st) (doi: https://www.inspirethemind.org/blog/lgbtqi-mental-health-during-the-pandemic).