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VIGOUR – Let’s get physical!

Everyone knows that physical activity is important, how we get active, stay active, increase or reduce our physical activity impacts on our well-being. Find out the science behind how to feel vibrant, alive and increase your emotional and physical well-being.

_MG_8852 copyDr Kate Hefferon

Kate is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of East London. Kate graduated from the University of Ottawa with a BA in English Literature and Psychology, followed by a BA Honours in Psychology from Carleton University. This led to the completion of an MSc in Performance Psychology at Edinburgh University. Kate’s PhD thesis was on the experience of Post-traumatic growth among female breast cancer survivors and the role of the body and physical activity in the recovery and growth process. Other areas of interest are existential psychology, optimal experiences, the psychology of physical activity and interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA). Kate’s career has led her to work with top sport scientists and individuals from internationally renowned dance companies, such as the Royal Scottish Ballet and Riverdance, in addition to working with multiple elite Canadian performers.
She is the author of several peer reviewed papers, books and book chapters (see publications section) and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She is also the co-founder of the Scottish Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Group and former co-facilitator of the London Regional IPA group.

9th February 2013

 


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