Dr Carla Meijen attained her first degree (doctoraal, equivalent to MSc) in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She then completed an MSc in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 2006. After a short stint working for a sport psychologist in the Netherlands, she commenced her PhD on “Approaches to Competition: Challenge and Threat States in Athletes” in October 2007 at Staffordshire University.
Dr Carla Meijen joined the SSES, University of Kent, as a lecturer in Sport Psychology in September 2010, and completed her PhD in 2011. She is also an HPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. She has worked with athletes from a range of sports, including various racket sports, basketball, handball, and rugby.
Her main areas of interest are challenge and threat states in athletes, psychology of sport injury and the use of sport psychology in endurance sports.back to top
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