Isobelle Kennedy is currently a PhD student at Northumbria University investigating the conceptualisation and management of mental health and mental illness in elite sport. Isobelle comes predominantly from a psychology background, in which she holds a 1st class BSc in psychology and an MSc in sport and exercise psychology. Her undergraduate research investigated differences in personality traits across non, amateur and elite athletes. Isobelle's MSc research explored perceptions of recovery from mental illness in sports settings. Isobelle's current research for her PhD explores the conceptualisation and management of both mental health and mental illness in high-performance sport.