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Katherine Tamminen

Associate Professor, Sport Psychology, University of Toronto

I am an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto. My research program in sport psychology draws on qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches and focuses on athlete mental health; stress, coping, and emotion regulation; and youth athletes’ experiences in sport and the influence of parents and coaches in youth sport. I am currently an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise, I am the Past President of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS), and a Member at Large with the International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. In addition to my research and teaching, I am also a Registered Psychotherapist and provides clinical psychotherapy services for athletes, coaches, and individuals working in various high-performance environments including sport, music, and performing arts.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Sport Psychology, University of Toronto


  • 2011 
    University of Alberta, PhD