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Ms Thalia Panayi

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY


TPanayi@uclan.ac.uk

Qualifications

MA Clinical-Counselling Psychology (La Salle University, 2014)

MSc Sport Psychology (Liverpool John Moores University, 2012)

BSc Psychology (University of Cyprus, 2011)

Certification in Cognitive Behavioral, University of the West Scotland

Certificate “Working with children from the disadvantaged background and children, from families of alcohol and drug abuse” 32 hours seminar, Drop in Centre, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Specialization

Sport Psychology

 

Employment Track

Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2015 – Present)

Clearmindpro-Sport and Counselling Psychology Services (September 2014 – Present):

  • Delivery Presentations and workshops in different topics related to Sport and Counselling Psychology (Under Supervision).
  • Work with athletes, coaches, teams as groups, and help them enhance their performance and to deal with their difficulties
  • Work with clients as clinical-counseling Psychologist.
  • Mental skills assessments, which provide useful information about an athlete’s mental skills, communication style, sport learning preferences, competitive nature, personal motivators, leadership characteristics, personality, and level of confidence.

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Registered Counselling Psychologist in Cyprus (No:381)
  • Member of Cyprus Psychological Association
  • Member of FEPSAC

 

Research Interests

Sport Psychology and especially towards anxiety, pre-competition anxiety in sports, sports personality, and psychology of referees

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Module Leadership/Delivery: Sport Psychology, Mind Games in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Theory and practice in sport Psychology, Psychology of Diet and Exercise, Introduction to Psychology in Sport and Exercise, Sport and Exercise Psychology

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Presentation at the 4th International Conference in Prague “Sport Psychology in the field, 2013”
  • Poster Presentation at BASES conference 2019: An Analysis of the Psychological Characteristics and anxiety levels among Greece Professional Basketball Referees

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Board Member of Cyprus Psychological Association (2016 – 2018)
  • Represent Cyprus Psychological Association in European Federation of Psychologists Association (Task Force Sport Psychology) (2013 – Present)