Dr Mariana Kaiseler, Senior Lecturer

Dr Mariana Kaiseler

Senior Lecturer

Mariana is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Carnegie Faculty since January 2014. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and her main research interests are in the applied field of stress, coping and emotions.

Mariana completed her PhD at the University of Hull, England in 2010, investigating the influences of gender and personality on coping with stress. Over the course of her PhD, Mariana also gained significant applied experience by completing an internship at the Mental Condition Division, International Management Group (IMG) Academies US, and through working with a number of clubs and universities sport teams. Following the completion of her PhD Mariana became a Lecturer at the University of Derby, England, before working as a Guest Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Porto, Portugal, where she was awarded the first Marie Curie Fellowship at the Faculty of Psychology in the area of occupational health.

Mariana is a Chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a reviewer for a number of international peer journals and is an expert evaluator for the Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission funding body.

Current Teaching

Mariana contributes to the development, delivery and assessment of various modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. In addition to providing supervision to a range of dissertation and PhD students, Mariana also leads the following modules:

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level 4)
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (Level 7)

Research Interests

Mariana's research focuses on stress, coping and emotions. Particularly, how these variables can influence physical and mental health outcomes as well as performance indicators. In her research Mariana has worked closely with different stakeholders in sport and occupational health settings and collaborated with colleagues across different disciplines in the pursue of a holistic research approach to address important societal challenges. Findings from Mariana’s research have helped to inform applied practices across a variety of populations such as athletes, police forces, fire fighters, bus drivers and nurses.

Dr Mariana Kaiseler, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Kaiseler M; McGoldrick M; Rankin-Wright AJ; Didymus F; Norman L (2017) Evaluation report on “Changing the culture of Coaching” workshop series: A report prepared for Sports Coach UK.

  • Rankin-Wright AJ; Norman L; Kaiseler M (2016) ‘Ignite your Coaching’ Monitoring and Evaluation Project for British Cycling, Executive Summary One.

  • Rodrigues S; Kaiseler MH; Queiros C (2016) Stress, coping and engagement among police officers: new methodological approaches.

  • Kaiseler MH; Gately PAUL (2016) Insights on health and well-being promotion in the workplace: PHE senior leaders and workforce perspectives.

  • Smith CF; Kaiseler M; McKenna J; Hamilton J; Wride R (2016) The Grand Doctoral Plan: Does a Physical Activity Intervention Improve Wellbeing among University Employees?. In: European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, 11 April 2016 - 13 April 2016, Athens, Greece.

  • Smith CF; McKenna J; Kaiseler M (2015) Work-related stress and physical activity. In: Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology conference 2015.

  • Smith CF; Kaiseler M; McKenna J (2015) Can physical activity reduce work-related stress interventions: What do we know?. In: Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference (BPS), 14 December 2015 - 15 December 2015, Leeds, UK.

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  • Kaiseler M; Levy A (2015) Investigating The Interaction Between The Big-Five And Dispositional Coping In Sport. In: Radmann, A; Hedenborg, S; Tsolakidis, E eds. 20th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science, 24 June 2015 - 27 July 2015, Malmö, Sweden.

    http://wp1191596.server-he.de/DATA/CONGRESSES/MALMOE_2015/DOCUMENTS/MALM_BoA.pdf

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  • Kaiseler MH; Poolton J; Backhouse S; Stanger N (2015) Mindfully Coping With Stress in Sport. In: Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, 14 December 2015 - 15 February 2016, Leeds, UK.

  • Kaiseler MH; Queiros C; Rodrigues S (2013) New approaches to compare Police practice in Europe: an occupational health perspective. In: Detlef Nogala, Gorazd Meško, Jean-Marie Fiquet, Joachim Kersten, Klaus Neidhardt, Thomas Görgen eds. Policing civil societies in times of economic constraints, 11 September 2013 - 13 September 2013, Münster.

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  • Kaiseler M; Rodrigues S; Ribeiro V; Aguiar A; Cunha JPS (2013) Ambulatory Assessment of Stress and Coping among Portuguese Police Officers. In: Society for Ambulatory Assessment 3rd Conference, 20 June 2013 - 22 February 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Kaiseler M; Queiros C; Passos F; Rosa JB (2012) Stress, coping and engagement among Portuguese police recruits. In: 10th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, 11 April 2012 - 13 April 2012, Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Kaiseler MH (2010) Gender and personality differences in coping in sport. [PhD Thesis]. Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, The University of Hull.

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  • Kaiseler MH; Polman RCJ (2010) Gender and coping in sport: Do male and female athletes cope differently?. In: Coping in Sport: Theory, Methods, and Related Constructs. pp. 77-94.

  • Holliday A; Johnson KO; Kaiseler M; Crabtree DR (In press) APPetite: Validation of a smartphone app-based tool for the remote measure of free-living subjective appetite. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science

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  • Norris L; Didymus F; Kaiseler M (2020) Understanding Social Networks and Social Support Resources with Sports Coaches. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 48

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101665

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  • Rodrigues S; Kaiseler M; Pimentel G; Rodrigues J; Aguiar A; Queiros C; Cunha JPS (2018) Ambulatory assessment of psychophysiological stress among police officers: A proof-of-concept study. Occupational Health Science, 2 (2), pp. 215-231.

    https://doi.org/10.1007/s41542-017-0008-y

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  • Kaiseler M; Poolton JM; Backhouse SH; Stanger N (2017) The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Life Stress in Student-Athletes : The Mediating Role of Coping Effectiveness and Decision Rumination. Sport Psychologist, 31 (3), pp. 288-298.

    https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2016-0083

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  • Norris L; Didymus FF; Kaiseler M (2017) Stressors, coping, and well-being among sports coaches : A systematic review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 33 pp. 93-112.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.08.005

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  • Kaiseler M; Levy A; Nicholls AR; Madigan DJ (2017) The Independent and Interactive Effects of the Big Five Personality Dimensions upon Dispositional Coping and Coping Effectiveness in Sport. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17 (4), pp. 410-426.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2017.1362459

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  • Rodrigues S; Kaiseler MH; Queirós C; Pereira MB (2017) Daily stress and coping among Emergency Response Officers: a case study. International Journal of Emergency Services, 6 (2), pp. 122-133.

    https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-10-2016-0019

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  • Rodrigues J; Kaiseler M; Aguiar A; Cunha JP; Barros J (2015) A Mobile Sensing Approach to Stress Detection and Memory Activation for Public Bus Drivers. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, PP (99), pp. 1-10.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2015.2445314

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  • Rodrigues S; Kaiseler M; Queiros C (2015) Psychophysiological Assessment of Stress Under Ecological Settings: A Systematic Review. European Psychologist, 20 (3), pp. 204-226.

    https://doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000222

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  • Aguiar A; Kaiseler M; Cunha M; Meinedo H; Silva J; Abrudan T; Almeida PR (2014) VOCE Corpus: Ecologically Collected Speech Annotated with Physiological and Psychological Stress Assessments. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources, pp. 1568-1574.

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  • Carlotto MS; Queiros C; Dias S; Kaiseler M (2014) Hardiness and Burnout Syndrome: a cross-cultural study among portuguese and brazilian nurses. Trends in Psychology / Temas em Psicologia

    https://doi.org/10.9788/TP2014.1-10

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  • Kaiseler M; Queiros C; Passos F; Sousa P (2014) Stress appraisal, coping, and work engagement among Police recruits: An exploratory study. Psychological Reports

    https://doi.org/10.2466/01.16.PR0.114k21w2

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  • Queiros C; Kaiseler M; Leitão da Silva A (2013) Burnout as predictor of aggressivity among police officers. European Journal of Policing Studies, 1 (2),

    http://www.maklu-online.eu/en/tijdschrift/ejps/volume-1/issue-2/burnout-predictor-aggressivity-among-police-office/

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  • Kaiseler MH; Queiros C; Carlotto MS; Kaiseler M; Dias S; Pereira AM (2013) Predictors of burnout among nurses: An interactionist approach. Psicothema, 25 (3), pp. 330-335.

    https://doi.org/10.7334/psicothema2012.246

  • Queiros C; Carlotto MS; Kaiseler M; Dias S; Pereira AM (2013) Predictors of burnout among nurses: An interactionist approach | Predictores de burnout en enfermeras: Un enfoque interaccionista. Psicothema, 25 (3), pp. 330-335.

    https://doi.org/10.7334/psicothema2012.246

  • Gomes P; Kaiseler M; Lopes B; Faria S; Queiros C; Coimbra M (2013) Are standard heart rate variability measures associated with the self-perception of stress of firefighters in action?. , pp. 2571-2574.

  • Aguiar A; Kaiseler MH; Kaiseler M; Meinedo H; Traian EA; Almeida PR (2013) Speech Stress Assessment using Physiological and Psychological Measures. , pp. 921-930.

    https://doi.org/10.1145/2494091.2497346

  • Gomes P; Kaiseler M; Queirós C; Oliveira M; Lopes B; Coimbra M (2012) Vital analysis: annotating sensed physiological signals with the stress levels of first responders in action. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 2012 pp. 6695-6698.

  • Kaiseler M; Polman RCJ; Nicholls AR (2012) Effects of the Big Five personality dimensions on appraisal coping, and coping effectiveness in sport. European Journal of Sport Science, 12 (1), pp. 62-72.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2010.551410

  • Gomes P; Kaiseler M; Queiros C; Oliveira M; Lopes B; Coimbra M (2012) Vital Analysis: Annotating sensed physiological signals with the stress levels of first responders in action. , pp. 6695-6698.

  • Kaiseler M; Polman CRJ; NIcholls AR (2012) Gender differences in stress, appraisal, and coping during golf putting. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11 (3), pp. 258-272.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2013.749004

  • Kaiseler M; Polman RCJ; Nicholls AR (2012) Gender differences in Appraisal and Coping: An examination of the situational and dispositional hypothesis. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 43 (1), pp. 1-14.

  • Kaiseler M; Polman RCJ; Nicholls AR (2009) Mental toughness, stress, stress appraisal, coping and coping effectiveness in sport. Personality and Individual Differences, 47 (7), pp. 728-733.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.012

  • Kaiseler MH (2007) Effect of a single bout of exercise on the mood of pregnant women. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 47 (1), pp. 103-111.