This page lists some of my research publications. For a full updated list please use the link below


In Press

Emma Lawton, Eric Brymer and Peter Clough Nature relatedness as a possible mediator for the beneficial effects of green exercise,

HP Yeh, JA Stone, SM Churchill, E Brymer and K Davids Physical and emotional benefits of different exercise environment for treadmill running.

Tuomas Immonen, Eric Brymer, Dominic Orth, Keith Davids, Francesco Feletti, Jarmo Liukkonen, Timo Jaakkola Understanding action and adventure sports participation – An ecological dynamics perspective.

Peacock, S., Brymer, E., Davids, K., Dillon, M. An ecological perspective on Adventure Tourism.

Dr Danielle F. Shanahan, A/Professor Thomas Astell-Burt, Ms Elizabeth A. Barber, Dr Eric Brymer et al. Nature-based interventions for improving health and wellbeing: current state of knowledge.

Cedric Arijs, Stiliani “Ani” Chroni, Eric Brymer, David Carless. Leave your ego at the door’: A narrative investigation into effective wingsuit flying.

Francesco Feletti, Andrea Aliverti, Maggie Henjum, Marco Tarabini, Eric Brymer. Accidents and injuries in foot launched flying extreme sports: a snap shot from the UK.

Sharma-Brymer, V., Gray, T., Brymer, E. Adventure sports as a medium for the development of sustainable practices. In Sports and Sustainability, Routledge.

Brymer, E and Schweitzer, R. Phenomenology and the extreme sports experience, Routledge.

Brymer, E, & Schweitzer, R, D. Evoking the Ineffable: The phenomenology of extreme sports, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice (APA)

Peer reviewed journal articles

Brymer E and Davids K, (2016) Designing environments to enhance physical activity and psychological wellbeing. Sports Medicine, 46(7), 925-926 (IF 5.5)

Keith Davids, Duarte Araujo & Eric Brymer. (2016) Designing affordances for physical activity: An ecological dynamics perspective. Sports Medicine 46(7), 933-938 (IF 5.5)

Peter Clough, Susan Houge McKenzie, Elizabeth Mallabon and Eric Brymer. (2016) Adventurous Physical Activity Environments: A Mainstream Intervention for Mental Health, Sports Medicine (IF 5.5)

Y. Hsiaopu., J. A. Stone., S. Churchill, J. Wheat, K. Davids & E. Brymer. (2016) Physical, psychological and emotional benefits of green exercise: an ecological dynamics perspective, Sports Medicine (IF 5.5)

Martyn P. and Brymer E. (2016) The relationship between nature relatedness and anxiety. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (7) 1436-1445 (Impact Factor: 1.826 | Ranking: Psychology, Clinical 50 out of 111 | 5-Year Impact Factor:2.175 | 5-Year Ranking: Psychology, Clinical 49 out of 111)

Sharma-Brymer, V, Brymer, E, Davids, K., (2015). The relationship between physical activity in green space and human health: An Ecological Dynamics perspective. Journal of Physical Education Research (IF 0.519)

Moy, B and Renshaw, I and Davids, K and Brymer, E (2015) Overcoming acculturation: physical education recruits’ experiences of an alternative pedagogical approach to games teaching. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (IF 0.950)

Brymer, E., Davids, K., & Mallabon, E. (2014) Understanding the Psychological Health and Well-Being Benefits of Physical Activity in Nature: An Ecological Dynamics Analysis. Journal of Ecopsychology, 6(3)

Brymer, E & Davids, K (2014) Experiential learning as a constraints-led process: An ecological dynamics perspective. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 14, 2, 103-117

Faisal Barwais, Tom Cuddihy, Tracy Washington, L. Michaud Tomson and Eric Brymer, (2014) Development and Validation of a New Self-Report Instrument for Measuring Sedentary Behaviors in Adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (IF1.95; rank 30/116 in public, environmental & occupational health).

Brymer, E. & Schweitzer, R. (2013) The Search for Freedom in Extreme Sports: A Phenomenological Exploration. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 14, 6, 865-873 (IF 2.43)

Rachelle, J., Washington, T. Cockshaw, W. Brymer, E. (2013) Towards and operational understanding of wellness , Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management, 7,1, 3-12.

Brymer, E. and Schweitzer, R. (2013) Extreme sports are good for your health: a phenomenological understanding of fear and anxiety in extreme sport. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(4):477-87 (IF: 1.68; Ranking: 52/104 in Psychology, Clinical)

Brymer, E. and Davids, K. (2012) Ecological psychology as a theoretical framework for development of sustainable behaviours towards the environment. Journal of Environmental Education Research. (IF: 1.295; Ranking: top quartile in Education & Educational Research).

Brymer, E., Gray, T. Cotton, W. (2011) Outdoor experiential training as a medium for the development of today’s leaders. Journal of Spirituality Leadership and Management, 5(1), 58-66 (No IF; ERA B).

Brymer, E. & Gray, T. (2010) Developing an intimate “relationship” with nature through extreme sports participation, Leisure/Loisir, 34(4), 361-374 (No IF; ERA B)

Brymer, E. and Renshaw, I. (2010) An introduction to the constraints-led approach to learning in outdoor education. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 14(2), 33-41

Brymer, E. Cuddihy, T. F. and Sharma-Brymer, V. (2010) The role of nature-based experiences in the development and maintenance of wellness, Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 1(2), 21-28 (No IF – new journal)

Brymer, E. (2010) Risk and Extreme Sports: A phenomenological perspective, Annals of Leisure Research, 13(1&2), 218-239 (No IF; ERA B)

Brymer, E., Gray, T., Cotton, W. and Carpenter, C., (2010) Profiling Outdoor Leadership, The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership 2(1), 93-108 (No IF – downloaded 148 times in 2011) (No IF – recently joined in 2012)

Cuddihy, T. and Brymer, E. Eds (2010) The future of physical education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education. 1(2) p.3

Brymer, Eric & Gray, Tonia (2009) Dancing with nature: rhythm and harmony in extreme sport participation. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 9(2), pp. 135-149

Brymer E., Downey, G. Gray, T. (2009) Extreme sports as a precursor to environmental sustainability, Journal of Sport & Tourism, 14(2-3), 193-204 (No IF)

Brymer, E. (2009) The extreme sports experience: A research report, IFPRA Journal, March, 6-7. (No IF)

Brymer, E. (2009) Extreme sports as a facilitator of ecocentricity and positive life changes, World Leisure Journal, 51(1), 47-53 (No IF)

Brymer, E. & Oades, L. (2009). Extreme Sports: A positive transformation in courage and humility, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49(1), 114-126. (IF: 0.488; Ranking: 95/120 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary)

Brymer, E. & Gray, T. L. (2006) Effective leadership: Transformational or transactional? Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 10(2), 13-19 (No IF)

Brymer, G.E. (2002). Exploring expedition research methodology: A personal reflection. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. 6, 2, 44-57 (No IF)

Books, edited manuscripts and related publications

Brymer, E. and Washington, T. (2014) Fitness Health and Wellness. McGraw Hill

Brymer, E. (Author), & Nielson, J. (Producer) (2012) Transcendence. Southern Underground Productions, New Zealand.

Cuddihy, T.F. and Brymer, E. (Eds.) (2009) Creating Active Futures: Edited Proceedings of the 26th ACHPER International Conference, 7-10 July2009, Brisbane, Australia

Brymer, E., Hughes, T., & Collins, L. (2000). The Art of Freestyle, Wales: Pesda Press.

Book chapters and related publications

Seifert, Brymer, Orth and Davids (2016) Ecological dynamics approach of motor control & learning in extreme sports, Felletti (Ed.) Extreme Sports Medicine, Springer (p 365-383)

Brymer and Houge Mackenzie, (2016) Psychology and the Extreme Sport Experience, In Felletti (Ed.) Extreme Sports Medicine, Springer (p. 3-14)

Brymer, E., Monasterio, E. (2016) Exposure & engagement in mountaineering. In Peter Wolf, Andreas Schweizer, Ludovic Seifert (Eds), Science of Climbing and Mountaineering. Routledge.

Brymer and Schweitzer, (2015) Phenomenology, Identity and place in extreme sports. In Leisure, environments, Place, Identity and Space, Palgrave

Brymer, E. and Houge MacKenzie, S. (2015) The impact of extreme sports on host communities’ psychological growth and development. In Y. Reisinger Ed. Transformational tourism: Host benefits, CABI

Monasterio, E. and Brymer, E. (2015) Mountaineering Personality and Risk. In G. Musa, J. Higham, A. Thompson- Carr (Ed’s) Mountaineering Tourism, Routledge

Davids, K. Brymer, E. Seifert, L. Orth, D. (2014) A Constraints-Based Approach to the Acquisition of Expertise in Outdoor Adventure Sports. In K. Davids, R. Hristovski, D. Araujo, N., B. Serre, & C. Button (Eds) Complex Systems in Sport. Routledge

Brymer, E. (2014) Extreme Sports as a Precursor to Environmental Sustainability In Christian R. Weisser, Ed. Sustainable Writing: A Bedford Spotlight Reader, Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Brymer, E. Lacaze A, (2013) The benefits of ecotourism for visitor wellness, Ballantyne, R & Packer J. Eds International handbook of ecotourism

Brymer, E. (2013) Extreme sports as transformational experiences, Y. Reisinger (Ed.) Transformational tourism, CABI

Brymer, E. (2012) Transforming adventures: why extreme sports should be included in adventure programming. In B. Martin and M. Wagstaff Eds. Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics 165-174.

Brymer, E. & Gray, T. (2012) Program design and activity selection. T, J Dickson and T Gray Eds (2012) Risk management in the outdoors: A whole of organisation approach for education, sport and recreation. Cambridge University Press. pp 112 – 132

Brymer E. (2010) Skill development in canoeing and kayaking: An individualised approach, In Renshaw, I., Davids, K., & Savelsbergh, G. (Eds.). (2010). Motor Learning in Practice: A constraints-led approach. London: Routledge. pp 152-160

Reilly, T., Brymer, E., & Townend, M.S. (1993). An ergonomic evaluation of boardsailing harnesses. In E. J. Lovesey Ed. Ergonomics and Energy. London, Taylor and Francis.

Peer reviewed conference papers

HsiaoPu Yeh, Joseph A Stone, Sarah M Churchill, Eric Brymer, Keith Davids (2016) Designing physical activity environments to accrue physical and psychological effects. 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2016. Procedia Engineering 00 (2016) 000–000, Elsevier

Lacaze, A-M, & Brymer, E (2014) Burnout, Wellness and the Natural World 15th International Mental Health Conference, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast (QLD), 25 – 27 August 2014

Sharma-Brymer, V, Brymer, E, Davids, K (2012), The relationship between physical activity in green space and human health: An Ecological Dynamics perspective, ICPESS conference, India, November 16th-18th 

Brymer, E., Sharma-Brymer, V (2012). The Significance of Extreme sports: A Qualitative Analysis, ICPESS conference, India, November 16th-18th

Washington, T., Rachele, J., Cockshaw, W., Brymer, E. (2012) Physical Activity in University Health and Exercise Science Students: Initial Findings from the Brisbane Cohort Study. ICPESS conference, India, November 16th-18th

Murphy, L . & Brymer, E. (2010) Backpackers and sustainable tourism: Exploring the potential, 15-19 November 2010, International conference on global sustainable tourism, Mbombela, South Africa.

Brymer, E., Gray, T, Cotton, W. and Carpenter, C. (2010) Ecological leadership: A new perspective on leadership, 11-14 February 2010, Spirituality, leadership and management conference, Sydney, Australia

Brymer E. & Cuddihy, T. (2009) Ecological perspectives and wellness. In T. F. Cuddihy and E. Brymer (eds.) (2009) Creating Active Futures: Edited Proceedings of the 26th ACHPER International Conference, 7-10 July 2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp 301-310

Cuddihy T.F. and Brymer, E. (2009) The future of Physical education. In T. F. Cuddihy and E. Brymer (eds.) (2009) Creating Active Futures: Edited Proceedings of the 26th ACHPER International Conference, 7-10 July2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp iii-iv

Brymer E. (2009) The Role of Extreme Sports in lifestyle enhancement and wellness. In T. F. Cuddihy and E. Brymer (eds.) (2009) Creating Active Futures: Edited Proceedings of the 26th ACHPER International Conference, 7-10 July2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp 285-300

Brymer E. & Sharma-Brymer, V. (2009) Socio-cultural dimensions of Active Futures: Importance of studying migrants’ perspectives of wellness. In T. F. Cuddihy and E. Brymer (eds.) (2009) Creating Active Futures: Edited Proceedings of the 26th ACHPER International Conference, 7-10 July2009, Brisbane, Australia, pp 333-345

Brymer, E. (2008) Extreme sports as ecotourism. Peer reviewed paper in the Inaugural conference on Green Travel, Climate Change and Ecotourism. 17-20 Nov. Adelaide

Sharma-Brymer, V., Fox, C., & Brymer, E. (2008) Educated Indian women’s experiences of education and human capabilities: A location of challenges and hopes. Peer reviewed paper in Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association: Equality, Inclusion and Human Development. 2008 New Delhi, 10-13 September.

Brymer, E. (2006). Extreme sports: Theorising participation – a challenge for phenomenology, ORIC research series,

Brymer, E. (2002). Teamwork and spiritual values. A peer reviewed paper presented at the 5th Annual Spirituality, Leadership and Management Conference, Creating and Honouring Connection. Gold Coast, Australia.

Research reports

Brymer, E. (contributor). Editors: Ece Ozdemiroglu and Rosie Hails (2016) Demystifying Economic Valuation Paper. Valuing Nature Programme.

Tower, J., Craig, M. and Brymer, E. (2009) Improving Learning in the Workplace and Community Experiences in the VU Sport and Recreation Courses. Victoria University, Melbourne

Pearce, P.L., Murphy, L. and Brymer, E. (2009) Evolution of the backpacker market and the potential for Australian tourism. CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd, Gold Coast, Australia

Brymer, G.E. (2006) Leadership and teamwork: A research report on the Ganges expedition 1998-1999, Australia, Kushala publications.

Brymer, G. E., (2005) Extreme dude! A phenomenological perspective on the extreme sport experience, PhD thesis, Faculties of Education and Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2005.

Brymer, E. (2000) Psychology report: A study of the interaction of an integrated team whilst completing a four-month river expedition in India. In Ganges 1998-1999, Brunel University, Design for Life.