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    Maria-Christina is a Senior Lecturer of Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity. She joined Edge Hill in September 2017 having worked at Kingston University, Nottingham Trent University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, University of the West of England as a Lecturer in Psychology.

    Research interests

    Maria-Christina’s research focuses on the psychosocial determinants of physical activity and body image issues. She is particularly interested in the barriers and enablers of physical activity in healthy and unhealthy older adults. Some of her research has focused on the use of mental imagery for the promotion of physical activity.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Birmingham

    … → 2016

    Counselling Psychology, MSc, Springfield College

    … → 2009

    Psychology, BSc, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    … → 2007

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Sport and Mental Health Research Centre

    Research Groups

    • Sport, Work and Health Research Group
    • Sports Performance, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group


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