Department for Health

Dr Arnold receives dissertation award from AASP

Thu Nov 28 14:27:00 GMT 2013

Rachel Arnold

- Dr Rachel Arnold

Dr Rachel Arnold, a Lecturer in Sport & Performance Psychology from our Department for Health, recently received the Dissertation Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

The AASP is an international professional organisation that promotes the field of sport and exercise psychology.

The award recognizes the completion of an outstanding dissertation by an AASP doctoral student member, and was presented at the organisation’s annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Her award-winning dissertation examined and assessed the psychological stressors that sport performers encounter.

As part of this programme of research, Dr Arnold developed the Organisational Stressor Indicator for Sport Performers (OSI-SP), a measure which assesses the frequency, intensity, and duration of a range of organisational stressors encountered by sport performers.

Dr. Arnold earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Loughborough University.

Rachel said: “I would like to thank the University for enabling me to attend the AASP conference and collect my award in New Orleans, and for all the support they have provided me with since I started in 2012.

“I would also like to thank Loughborough University for their support during my PhD.  Particular thanks must go to my doctorate supervisors, Dr. David Fletcher and Professor Kevin Daniels, who provided fantastic support throughout the dissertation process.”