Biography

Dr Charlotte Woodcock’s research interests intersect health, sport and exercise psychology with a specific interest in self-regulation processes that contribute to improvements in health, wellbeing and goal pursuits. Charlotte’s PhD and applied consultancy work in sport, exercise, and performance psychology involved developing and delivering psychological skills training programmes for young athletes and performers to successfully adapt to stressful environments, manage anxiety, and develop confidence. Recently, her research has focused on environmental influences of motivation regulations and the quality of young peoples’ involvement in community-based activity programmes.

In 2019, Charlotte joined Keele University to translate her sport and exercise psychological expertise to primary care research and apply knowledge to broader health populations. In her role as Lecturer in Applied Health, she has led on the development, data collection, analysis and dissemination of an online discussion forum for persistent pain patients as part of a 5-year NIHR funded project called PROMPPT. She is also a qualitative researcher for the iPOPP trial, funded by Versus Arthritis, exploring how older people living with joint pain can be best supported to increase their physical activity levels.

Research and scholarship

Dr Woodcock’s research focuses on a wide variety of areas relating to Sport and Exercise Psychology from practitioner professional development, psychometric questionnaire design and validation, and psychosocial factors associated with performance enhancement and well-being. Throughout her career she has developed multimethod skills often incorporating the strengths of both research approaches into her work.

Teaching

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Behaviour change
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate supervision

Further information

Dr Woodcock regularly reviews for international journals such as the European Journal of Sport Science and The Sport Psychologist.

Selected Publications

  • Turner MJ, Allen MS, Slater MJ, Barker JB, Woodcock C, Harwood CG, McFayden K. 2018. The Development and Initial Validation of the Irrational Performance Beliefs Inventory (iPBI). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 174-180, vol. 34(3). doi>
  • Cumming J, Woodcock C, Cooley SJ, Holland MJG, Burns VE. 2015. Development and validation of the groupwork skills questionnaire (GSQ) for higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 988-1001, vol. 40(7). doi>
  • Sharp L-A, Woodcock C, Holland MJG, Cumming J, Duda JL. 2013. A Qualitative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Mental Skills Training Program for Youth Athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 219-232, vol. 27(3). doi>
  • Woodcock C, Cumming J, Duda JL, Sharp L-A. 2012. Working within an Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning (IZOF) framework: Consultant practice and athlete reflections on refining emotion regulation skills. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 291-302, vol. 13(3). doi>
  • Woodcock C, Duda JL, Cumming J, Sharp L-A, Holland MJG. 2012. Assessing Mental Skill and Technique Use in Applied Interventions: Recognizing and Minimizing Threats to the Psychometric Properties of the TOPS. The Sport Psychologist, 1-15, vol. 26(1). doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Turner MJ, Allen MS, Slater MJ, Barker JB, Woodcock C, Harwood CG, McFayden K. 2018. The Development and Initial Validation of the Irrational Performance Beliefs Inventory (iPBI). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 174-180, vol. 34(3). doi>
  • Cumming J, Woodcock C, Cooley SJ, Holland MJG, Burns VE. 2015. Development and validation of the groupwork skills questionnaire (GSQ) for higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 988-1001, vol. 40(7). doi>
  • Sharp L-A, Woodcock C, Holland MJG, Cumming J, Duda JL. 2013. A Qualitative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Mental Skills Training Program for Youth Athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 219-232, vol. 27(3). doi>
  • Woodcock C, Cumming J, Duda JL, Sharp L-A. 2012. Working within an Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning (IZOF) framework: Consultant practice and athlete reflections on refining emotion regulation skills. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 291-302, vol. 13(3). doi>
  • Woodcock C, Duda JL, Cumming J, Sharp L-A, Holland MJG. 2012. Assessing Mental Skill and Technique Use in Applied Interventions: Recognizing and Minimizing Threats to the Psychometric Properties of the TOPS. The Sport Psychologist, 1-15, vol. 26(1). doi>
  • Woodcock C, Holland MJG, Duda JL, Cumming J. 2011. Psychological Qualities of Elite Adolescent Rugby Players: Parents, Coaches, and Sport Administration Staff Perceptions and Supporting Roles. The Sport Psychologist, 411-443, vol. 25(4). doi>
  • Holland MJG, Woodcock C, Cumming J, Duda JL. 2010. Mental Qualities and Employed Mental Techniques of Young Elite Team Sport Athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 19-38, vol. 4(1). doi>
  • Woodcock C, Richards H, Mugford A. 2008. Quality Counts: Critical Features for Neophyte Professional Development. The Sport Psychologist, 491-506, vol. 22(4). doi>

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