Dr Charlotte Chandler

Position: Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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About

I joined the University in October 2015 as a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology. I completed my PhD in Sport Psychology, MSc in Psychology of Sport and BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University, where I was also employed to coordinate a research project exploring graduate employability. My PhD explored the personal qualities of sport psychologists and how practitioners operate within elite and professional sport environments, and I am continuing to research within the area of professional practice in sport psychology with colleagues at both Derby and LJMU. My research interests include the personal qualities of effective sport psychologists, counselling approaches to sport psychology, organisational psychology in sport, the nature of professional sport environments/cultures, and the education and training of sport psychologists. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Programme Leader for the new MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science starting in September 2016. I am Module Leader for all psychology modules at undergraduate level, as well as level 7 psychology and level 7 research methods modules for the new MSc programme. I also teach qualitative research methods across all levels.

Teaching responsibilities

Level 4: Principles in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Academic and Applied Skills for Sport and Exercise

Level 5: Sport and Exercise Psychology, Research Methods for Sport and Exercise

Level 6: Applied Sport Psychology, Independent Study for Sport and Exercise

MSc Applied Sport & Exercise Science (from September 2016)

Research interests

My research interests include the personal qualities of effective sport psychologists, counselling approaches to sport psychology, organisational psychology in sport, the nature of professional sport environments/cultures, and the education and training of sport psychologists.

Membership of professional bodies

Professional member of BASES

Qualifications

  • PhD Sport Psychology – ‘Exploring the contribution of personal qualities to the effective delivery of sport psychology service provision’, Liverpool John Moores University (2015)

  • MSc Psychology of Sport, Liverpool John Moores University (2009)

  • BSc Sport & Exercise Science (Psychology), Liverpool John Moores University (2007)

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • STEM Ambassador

Recent publications

Chandler, C., Eubank, M., Nesti, M., Tod, D., & Cable, T. Personal qualities of effective sport psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sport. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sport Psychology.

Chandler, C., Eubank, M., Nesti, M., & Cable, T. (2014). Personal qualities of effective sport psychologists: A sports physician perspective. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 61(1), 28-38.

Recent conferences

Eubank, M., Chandler, C., & Nesti, M. (2015). The Person Behind the Practitioner: The Importance of Understanding ‘Me and My Own Stuff’. 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Bern, Switzerland.

Chandler, C., Eubank, M., & Nesti, M. (2014). An Idiographic Approach to Exploring the Personal Qualities and Experiences of Effective Sport Psychologists. 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Loughborough, UK.

Chandler, C., Eubank, M., & Nesti, M. (2012). Personal Qualities in Applied Sport Psychology Practice: Sport Psychologist Reflections. The BPS North East & North West of England Branch Conference, Manchester, UK.

Chandler, C., Eubank, M., & Nesti, M. (2011). Unique Environments and the Personal Qualities of Sport Psychologists: A Sports Medic Perspective. 16th Annual Congress of the ECSS, Liverpool, UK.

Chandler, C., Eubank, M., & Nesti, M. (2010). Effective Qualities of Sport Psychologists: A Sport Medic Perspective. 2010 Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology Conference, British Psychological Society, London, UK.

Chandler, C., Bradford, J., & Cui, V. (2010). Developing Employability for 21st Century Graduates: Understanding, Attitudes and Perceptions of Academic Staff, Students and Employers. 9th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, LJMU, Liverpool, UK. 

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