- Faculty: Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
- Position: Associate Professor
- Research Areas: Adaptation Psychological, Adolescent, Athletes, Cognition, Emotions, Sports
- Research Theme: Children's Health & Well-being, Lifelong Women's Health
Summary:My research interests focus on the examination of stress, coping, emotion, and resultant cognitive and behavioural responses within the sport domain. The sport context can present many challenges, and ensuring athletes have the skills and resources to effectively manage different issues in sport is essential to promote adaptive responses to stress and emotion and foster successful sport experiences that are also positive and healthy. A key directive of my work is to understand the psychological skills and resources necessary to facilitate successful and positive sport experiences and how best to foster their development. The vast majority of my work involves women and youth athletes, and these groups experience unique demands and challenges in navigating their sport and health pursuits. My vision to help support women and children in reaching their potential in sport in a healthy way. Wellbeing must come alongside performance.