I currently pursue three distinct research programmes. The first, and topic of my PhD, addresses the impact of emotions in a leadership context. I am particularly interested in individual differences and emotional mechanisms that explain leader (e.g., coach) effectiveness. The second research programme focuses on gender and leadership issues in sport, presently related to underrepresentation of women in coaching. I am interested in understanding organisational and sociocultural barriers (and supports) for women coaches in male-dominated sports. I am a UEFA/FAW "B" License (Level 3) football coach and I have 13 years experience coaching in elite youth football in the U.K., Europe and America. Third, and owing to my previous industry involvement as a woman working in football, I am interested in exploring psychology, management, and governance of women's football.
Broad research specialisms are in leadership and emotion, fender and leadership and women and football