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Dr Mariana Kaiseler


About Dr Mariana Kaiseler

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (28)

Chapters (2)

  • Rodrigues S; Kaiseler M; Cunha JPS (2017) An overview of anger and anxiety: Personality predictors and coping. In: Anger and Anxiety: Predictors, Coping Strategies, and Health Effects. : , pp. 3-32.
  • 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.https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11651

Conference contributions (4)

  • 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? Athens, Greece 11/04/2016.
  • Smith CF; McKenna J; Kaiseler M (2015) Work-related stress and physical activity .
  • Smith CF; Kaiseler M; McKenna J (2015) Can physical activity reduce work-related stress interventions: What do we know? Leeds, UK 14/12/2015.
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  • Kaiseler M; Levy A (2015) Investigating The Interaction Between The Big-Five And Dispositional Coping In Sport Malmö, Sweden 24/06/2015. http://wp1191596.server-he.de/DATA/CONGRESSES/MALMOE_2015/DOCUMENTS/MALM_BoA.pdf
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Conference proceedings (4)

  • Kaiseler MH; Poolton J; Backhouse S; Stanger N (2015) Mindfully Coping With Stress in Sport. In: Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference Leeds, UK 14/12/2015 00:00:00. : , pp. .
  • Kaiseler MH; Queiros C; Rodrigues S (2013) New approaches to compare Police practice in Europe: an occupational health perspective.. In: Policing civil societies in times of economic constraints Münster 11/09/2013 00:00:00. : , pp. 139-142.
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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 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 20/06/2013 00:00:00. : , pp. 28-29.
  • 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 Zurich, Switzerland 11/04/2012 00:00:00. : , pp. .

Reports (4)

  • 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. Leeds: 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.. National Police Force, Portugal.
  • Kaiseler MH; Gately PAUL (2016) Insights on health and well-being promotion in the workplace: PHE senior leaders and workforce perspectives.. Public Health England.

Theses or dissertations (1)

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