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20142019
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Biography

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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Birmingham

… → 2016

Counselling Psychology, MSc, Springfield College

… → 2009

Psychology, BSc, University of Athens

… → 2007

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 32 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 1 Review article
16 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring Imagery as a Technique for Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults.

Kosteli, M. C., Williams, S. E. & Cumming, J., 5 Apr 2018, In : Imagination, Cognition and Personality. p. 1-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Focus Groups
Reward
Motivation
Psychology
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Self Efficacy
Research
Self Report
Cognition
13 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Barriers and enablers of physical activity engagement for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care

Kosteli, M. C., Heneghan, N., Roskell, C., Williams, S. E., Adab, P., Dickens, A. P., Enocson, A., Fitmaurice, D. A., Jolly, K., Jordon, R., Greenfield, S. & Cumming, J., 28 Mar 2017, In : International Journal of COPD. 12, p. 1019-1031

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Patient Participation
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Primary Health Care
Exercise
Self Efficacy
10 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Retirement
Focus Groups
Self Efficacy
Health Promotion
Social Support

Relationship between sport type and body image of female athletes

Kosteli, M. C., Van Raalte, J. L., Brewer, B. W. & Cornelius, A. E., 31 Oct 2014, In : Trends in Sport Sciences. 21, 2, p. 65-72

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Body Image
Athletes
Sports
Software
Research

Thesis

An Investigation into the Effectiveness of School-based Physical Activity Interventions for Adolescent Girls

Author: OWEN, M., 30 Aug 2018

Supervisor: FAIRCLOUGH, S. (Director of Studies), CURRY, W. (Supervisor), NOONAN, R. (Supervisor) & KOSTELI, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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