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Professional Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist (HCPC)
  • Chartered Psychologist : Sport & Exercise Psychology, BPS (CPsychol)
  • Chartered Scientist, British Psychological Society (CSci)
  • Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) - HCPC

Note: The Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) monitors the protected title of Sport & Exercise Psychologist

 Areas of Research

  • PhD : The relationship between personality, sensation seeking and reaction time in participation in sport  
  • The relationship between personality,sensation and sporting performance in extreme sport
  • Classifying and Defining extreme sport
  • Personality in Extreme Sport
  • Profiling of participants involved in the extreme sport
  • High Risk and Sensation Seeking in extreme Sport
  • Personality and Injury 
  • Dementia, carers and psychological support 

PhD students

  • A. Elliott - A Multi-method investigation into physical activity in middle age through a life course perspective  (PhD awarded July 2016) 
  • F. Fazelli - A study into parents perception of physical activity, weight status and fundamental movement skills and Obesity in children. (Transfer achieved March 2018 ) 
  • T. Hubej - Supporting and developing carers who work with those with Dementia  (Registration Nov 2017)

Supervision of Trainee Sport & Exercise Psychologists for BPS stage 2 

Dr. Fran Longstaff - UHerts ; Middlesex U; British Rowing ; Varous Clients 

Sam Cumming - British Rowing 

Katie Evan-Jones (succesfully achieved) 


Dementia Funding

 Research funded study with DCUK/ Saracens Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfied (2016) 


  • Cohen R, Baluch B and Duffy LJ (2018). Personality differences amongst Drag Racers and Archers: Implications for sport injury rehabilitation. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation. Vol 14, No 5, October 31, 2018
  • Cohen R, Baluch B and Duffy LJ (2018) Defining extreme sport : Conceptions and Misconceptions Frontiers in Psychology. 9:1974. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01974
  • Cohen, Rhonda and Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (2017) The impact of a Dementia Club on support for people living with dementia and their carers in the local community: findings from an external independent evaluation. 
  • Cohen,Rhonda (2016). Sport Psychology: The Basics - Optimising Human Performance. Bloomsbury Press.
  • Cohen,R. (2014) Chapters "Enhancing Performance" and "Psychology and Injury" as in Key Clinical Topics in Sports and Exercise Medicine eds. Narvani, Thomas and Lynn. JP Medical Publishers . This book offers an indispensable revision guide for Sports and Exercise Medicine trainees. Designed to provide rapid access to over 100 core topics.
  • "Applying sport psychology to business" by Dr.Rhonda Cohen. The Think Outside the Box editorial page in FitPro Business April/May/June2013 edition. www.fitpro.com
  • Cohen, R. (2012) Abstract - Winter Conference in Hungary - International Network of Sport and Health Science
  • Cohen, R., Nordin,S. and Abrahamson, E. (2009). Psychology of Injury chapter. In Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention - Wiley and Son, publishers.  Click here
  • Cohen,R.(2009) Guest Editor,Journal of Health,Social and Environmental Issues,vol.10,no 1.
  • Cohen,R.(2009) Foreword for Journal of Health Social and Environmental,vol.10,no1. pp 3-4

  • Lazarus,J. and Cohen, R. (2009) Sport Psychology and the use of Neuro Linguistic (Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues, vol.10, no 1. pp. 5-12
  • Cohen, R. (2006).  ‘The Sense of Loss : A Psychological Reaction to Injury’.  Fitness Network : An Official Publication of Fitness Professionals , pages 8-9
  • Cohen, R.(1995). Exercise Addiction Video. Division Sport Exercise Psychology. Published by BPS. Warwick University. 

  • Cohen, R. (1995)  “Hooked on Addiction” as in Exercise Addiction . Annett, Crisps and Steinberg (editors).  Sport and Exercise Psychology section of BPS.  Leicester. BPS Conference, Warwick University.  Click here
  • Podcast : Sport Psychology 2006.  ITunes   Imagery: controllability;  vividness;  Script Writing.

  • PGCHE :  “The use of reflections and learning journals in the teaching of  Sport Psychology”  January 2006

  • MSc dissertation (1995) “ Does Addiction to Exercise or Sport create or reduce problems The relationship between spheres of control and satisfaction


  • Cohen, R. (2012) Key Note Speaker on 'Psychology and Extreme Sport' at Winter Conference of International Network of Sport and Health Science 
  • Cohen, R and Lazarus, J. (2008) The Use of NLP in teaching Sports students’. Sports conference at Middlesex University on ‘Learning by Doing'. ( presentation and abstract)

  • Cohen, R. (1995) Exercise Addiction Video. Division Sport Exercise Psychology BPS. Presented Warwick University.

  • Open Spaces Conference , Olympic Research bid – with Education department and Canterbury (2009)