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Dr Elizabeth Pummell

Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology


I studied psychology at the University of London (Royal Holloway College) before completing a Masters in sport and exercise psychology at Loughborough University and where, subsequently I was awarded a doctorate. My doctoral research was focused upon junior athletes making the transition to senior level. I am a BASES-accredited (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) sport and exercise scientist, as well as a British Psychological Society chartered sport psychologist, and HCPC registered practitioner psychologist. I have worked with athletes from a number of sports but specialise in work with equestrian competitors and tennis athletes, helping them make the transition to higher level performance. Before joining Kingston University, I was Head of Sport Psychology for the elite training programme at one of a small number of international high performance tennis centres in the UK. I am still active within tennis, working closely with the International Tennis Federation.

Areas of specialism

  • Sport Psychology
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Practitioner Psychologist

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  • PhD Sport Psychology (Loughborough University)
  • PGCHE (Kingston University)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Loughborough University)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Professional membership

British Psychological Society: Full member of Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Registered with Health and Care Professions Council

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences: Full member and accredited sport and exercise scientist.


My recent research has focused on athlete well-being and athlete development/transition, as well as the psychological benefits of physical activity.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 7.


Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah J., Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris (2016) Salsa dance and Zumba fitness: acute responses during community-based classes. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(2), pp. 190-196. ISSN (print) 2095-2546

Domene, Pablo A, Moir, Hannah J, Pummell, Elizabeth, Knox, Allan and Easton, Chris (2016) The health-enhancing efficacy of Zumba® fitness: An 8-week randomised controlled study. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(15), pp. 1396-1404. ISSN (print) 0264-0414

Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah. J., Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris. (2014) Physiological and perceptual responses to Latin partner-based social dance. Human Movement Science, 37, pp. 32-41. ISSN (print) 0167-9457

Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah, Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris (2014) Salsa dance and Zumba fitness: acute responses during community-based classes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(5), p. 667. ISSN (print) 0195-9131

Puig, Juliette and Pummell, Beth (2012) 'I can't lose this match!': CBT and the sport psychologist. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 8(2), pp. 54-62. ISSN (print) 1745-4980

Pummell, Beth, Harwood, Chris and Lavallee, David (2008) Jumping to the next level: a qualitative examination of within-career transition in adolescent event riders. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9(4), pp. 427-447. ISSN (print) 1469-0292

Conference or Workshop Item

Parris, Kirstie, Pummell, Elizabeth and Brouner, James (2015) Penalty shootouts in women's soccer : the influence of kicking order, kick number, and positional role. In: BASES Conference 2015; 01 - 02 Dec 2015, Burton-Upon-Trent, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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