Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Mariana Kaiseler
About Dr Mariana Kaiseler
Mariana is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Carnegie Faculty since January 2014. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and her main research interests are in the applied field of stress, coping and emotions.
Mariana completed her PhD at the University of Hull, England in 2010, investigating the influences of gender and personality on coping with stress. Over the course of her PhD, Mariana also gained significant applied experience by completing an internship at the Mental Condition Division, International Management Group (IMG) Academies US, and through working with a number of clubs and universities sport teams. Following the completion of her PhD Mariana became a Lecturer at the University of Derby, England, before working as a Guest Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Porto, Portugal, where she was awarded the first Marie Curie Fellowship at the Faculty of Psychology in the area of occupational health.
Mariana is a Chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a reviewer for a number of international peer journals and is an expert evaluator for the Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission funding body.
Mariana contributes to the development, delivery and assessment of various modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. In addition to providing supervision to a range of dissertation and PhD students, Mariana also leads the following modules:
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level 4)
- Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (Level 7)
Mariana's research focuses on stress, coping and emotions. Particularly, how these variables can influence physical and mental health outcomes as well as performance indicators. In her research Mariana has worked closely with different stakeholders in sport and occupational health settings and collaborated with colleagues across different disciplines in the pursue of a holistic research approach to address important societal challenges. Findings from Mariana’s research have helped to inform applied practices across a variety of populations such as athletes, police forces, fire fighters, bus drivers and nurses.