Staff profile

Dr Charlotte Chandler

Postgraduate Coordinator for Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I joined the University in October 2015 having 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.

My ongoing research is focused on sport psychologist development, practitioner identity, and student-athlete well-being and my expertise lie within qualitative approaches to data collection. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and coordinate our taught postgraduate provision in Sports, Outdoor and Exercise Science. I teach across psychology and research methods modules, with module leadership responsibility at level seven. 

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

My research interests include the personal qualities of effective sport psychologists and the development of practitioners. This includes research exploring the supervision of trainee practitioners and practitioner identity, with additional research interests in student-athlete support and wellbeing. 

Membership of professional bodies

BASES Professional member


Recent conferences

Recent publications