Jessica is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Fitness at the Open University. She has worked as an academic at the university since October 2011. Prior to that she worked as an associate lecturer at the Open University and as a lecturer in sport and exercise science within the FE sector.
Jessica's specialist area includes the topics of youth sport participation and the influence of the family in sport. Jessica is currently undertaking her PhD investigating the role of the family in women's participation in club sport.
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Pinchbeck J (2016) 'Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea - here's why' [online] The Conversation. Available from: http://theconversation.com/making-young-children-give-everything-to-football-is-a-bad-idea-heres-why-61526
Pinchbeck, J (2016) ‘Rugby: A game of risk and reward’ [online]. Openlearn. Available from: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/health/sport-and-fitness/sport/rugby-game-risk-and-reward
Pinchbeck J. (2015) ‘Siblings in the scrum: long history of brothers makes rugby a family affair’ [online]. The Conversation. Available from: http://theconversation.com/siblings-in-the-scrum-long-history-of-brothers-makes-rugby-a-family-affair-48263
Pinchbeck, J. (2015) ‘Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation?’ [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=737
Lingam-Willgoss, C. and Pinchbeck, J. (2015) ‘Parenthood and Tennis – the challenge of being an athletic parent’ [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=625
Pinchbeck, J. (2015) ‘Where have all the teenage tennis prodigies gone?’ [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=608
Pinchbeck, J. (2015) ‘This Girl Can…’ with the right balance of inspiration and support’ [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=522
Pinchbeck, J. (2014) ‘Challenging the stereotype of English netball’ [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=366
Pinchbeck J. (2014) ‘When being good at badminton is the secret to a happy marriage’ [online]. The Conversation. Available from: http://theconversation.com/when-being-good-at-badminton-is-the-secret-to-a-happy-marriage-30004
Pinchbeck, J. (2014) ‘Morality in Sport: Suarez strikes again’ [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=303
Pinchbeck, J. (2014) Rio 2014: the participation legacy in England [online] Available from: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OU-Sport/?p=287
Pinchbeck (2013). Push or laid back? The challenge of being a sporting parent [online] Open Learn. Available from: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/pushy-or-laid-back-the-challenge-being-sporting-parent
Pinchbeck (2013). Sibling Rivalry: An important ingredient in sporting success [online]. Open Learn. Available from: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/sibling-rivalry-important-ingredient-sporting-success
Pinchbeck, J. (2012). The right balance: Parental involvement in sport [online]. BBC World Olympic Dreams. Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18687866
Jessica has been involved in the development of several modules in the sport and fitness award. Some of the key teaching roles she has held are summarised below.
E314 - Exploring Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise
E313 - Exploring Psychological Aspects of Athletic Development
E112 - Introduction to Sport, Fitness & Management
E217 - Sport and Conditioning Science into Practice
EXC/F224 - Making your exercise and coaching certificate count
Jessica has worked with the TES to produce a CPD course for primary school teachers to develop confidence in delivering the primary curriculum.
The impact of Online Forum Use on Student Retention in a Level 1 Distance Learning Module (2021)
Pinchbeck, Jessica and Heaney, Caroline
Athens Journal of Education, 8 ((Early access))
Case report: the impact of a resubmission intervention on level 1 distance learning students (2017)
Pinchbeck, Jessica and Heaney, Caroline
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 32(3) (pp. 236-242)