Adjunct Associate Professor
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyResearch interests I have a particular interest in adventure sports, health behaviour change and the development of interventions for positive lifestyles. Specifically wellness interventions, mindfulness and the health benefits of the human-natural world relationship. Current projects include psycotherapeutic learning, nature-based interventions, leadership, adventure, wellbeing, extreme sports, phenomenology, ecopsychology and ecotherapy.
adventure, ecopsychology, ecotherapy, extreme sports, health behaviour change, leadership, nature-based experiences, phenomenology, wellness interventions
Human Movement and Sports Science, Psychology
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (University of Wollongong)
- MSc (Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (University of Liverpool)
- Grad Cert (Teaching in Higher Education) (University of Wales)
- Grad Cert (Business) (University of Wollongong)
- Sports Science (Liverpool Polytechnic)
Professional memberships and associations
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
My main focus areas are wellness, wellness process and strategies, health and wellness coaching, ecopsychology, experiential learning, performance and exercise psychology.
Most recently as a consultant specialising in nature-based experiences and adventure in India
- Brymer E, Gray T, (2010) Developing an intimate ''relationship'' with nature through extreme sports participation, Leisure/ Loisir, 34 (4), pp. 361-374.
- Brymer E, Gray T, Cotton W, (2011) Outdoor experiential training as a medium for the development of today's leaders, Journal of Educational Research, 5 (1), pp. 58-66.
- Brymer E, Renshaw I, (2010) An introduction to the constraints-led approach to learning in outdoor education, Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 14 (2), pp. 33-41.
- Gray T, Cotton W, Carpenter C, Brymer E, (2010) Ecological leadership: A new perspective on leadership, Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management (SLaM), pp. 84-94.
- Brymer E, (2010) Skill development in canoeing and kayaking: An individualised approach. In K Davids, I Renshaw & GJP Savelsbergh, Motor Learning in Practice: A Constraints-Led Approach, Routledge, pp. 152-160.
- Brymer E, Gray T, Carpenter C, Cotton W, (2010) Profiling outdoor leadership, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2 (1), pp. 93-108.
- Brymer E, (2010) Risk taking in Extreme Sports: A phenomenological perspective, Annals of Leisure Research, 13 (1-2), pp. 218-239.
- Brymer E, Cuddihy T, 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), pp. 21-27.
- Brymer E, Gray T, (2009) Dancing with nature: Rhythm and harmony in Extreme Sport participation, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 9 (2), pp. 135-149.
- Brymer E, (2009) Extreme sports as a facilitator of ecocentricity and positive life changes, World Leisure Journal, 51 (1), pp. 47-53.