Kelli Cochran-Sharp

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Lecturer, Sport and Fitness and Research Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

Roles

  • Lecturer and Sport and Fitness UHI Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator
  • Module Leader – Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (Year 3)
  • BSc (Hons) Dissertation Supervisor
  • Subject leader across HNC/HND/BSc programmes

Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology of Sport – University of Stirling
  • BA (Hons) Sport Studies – University of Stirling
  • Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Award in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Education and Training (Tutoring) Award
  • Level 3 Assessing Award
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor Award
  • Level 2 Group Indoor Cycling Award

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Experience

I have worked in the sport and fitness industry for the last 10 years, both academically and vocationally. I started my lecturing and knowledge exchange roles at Perth College UHI in 2017 and was successfully appointed at the BSc Sport and Fitness degree module leader for Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (3rd year degree module) in 2018. Outwith my role at Perth College UHI, I act as the Editorial Assistant for the International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, a highly regarded academic journal operated by Taylor and Francis.

Prior to starting my roles at Perth College UHI I was employed at the University of Stirling as a Fitness Officer, academic tutor and subject leader.

Research Interests

Sport and Exercise Psychology; Imagery; and Coping 

Favourite Sports

Tennis and Ice Hockey

Favourite Athletes

Serena Williams - an athlete that I regard as one of the greatest athletes of our time (she’s got 23 Grand Slam titles under her belt!). She's also a very inspiring woman off the court; she’s a pioneer who champions black female excellence, an activist who continues to fight for women’s rights, and a philanthropist that always gives back.

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Staff Spotlight

Kelli Cochran-Sharp joined Perth College UHI in 2017 as a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness and as the UHI Sport and Fitness Knowledge Exchange Coordinator. She has a BA in Sport Studies and an MSc in Psychology of Sport both from the University of Stirling and has worked in the sport and fitness industry for the last 10 years, both academically and vocationally. Her research interests are centred round sport and exercise psychology and she also has a wealth of experience as an industry practitioner, tutor and assessor. Kelli is also the BSc Sport and Fitness degree module leader for Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (3rd year degree module).

Out with her role at Perth College UHI, Kelli is the Editorial Assistant for the International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, a highly regarded academic journal operated by Taylor and Francis. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology (IRSEP) is the first scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical reviews of research literature in sport and exercise psychology. Typically, these reviews evaluate relevant conceptual and methodological issues in the field and provide a critique of the strengths and weaknesses of empirical studies that address common themes or hypotheses.