Dr Claire Rossato

Dr Claire Rossato PhD, MSc, PGCE, PGCLT (HE)

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Key details

Dr Claire J.L. Rossato

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology


Claire joined the University of Greenwich in 2017. She assumed responsibility of Academic Portfolio Lead for Psychology and Counselling in 2021, alongside her role as Programme leader for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. As a lecturer, her specialisms include performance psychology, the impact of physical activity on mental wellbeing and physiological responses to stress and impact upon performance. She is currently supervising a number of doctoral students within these research areas. Claire is HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist and works in an applied setting within various sports and levels from Olympic to Youth Sport.

She obtained her MSc in Sport Psychology from Brunel University and PhD from Canterbury Christ Church University and has worked at several higher education institutions within the UK.

Previously held posts:

2009-2010: University of West London: Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology
2010-2013: Canterbury Christ Church University: University Instructor/Ph.D. student
2013-2014: University of Westminster: Research Fellow in Human and Health Sciences
2014-2016: Anglia Ruskin University: Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sport and Exercise Psychology)

Education:

BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Sciences: Canterbury Christ Church University
MSc Sport Psychology: Brunel University
PGCE: University of West London
PGCLT (HE): Canterbury Christ Church University
Ph.D. : Canterbury Christ Church University (Ph.D. thesis entitled 'Toward an Understanding of Challenge and Threat in Athletes)

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Leader: MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Academic Portfolio Lead: Psychology and Counselling
  • Academic Council Member (Early Career Academic)
  • GOLD Scheme Assessor and Mentor (Fellowship applications to the Higher Education Academy)

Awards

Joint PhD funding obtained through the School of Hard Knocks (£29,589) and the VC Scholarship for the project entitled: Evaluation of Sport Mentoring-Based Interventions for Children at Risk of Low Educational Attainment, and Unemployed Adults.

Recognition

Reviewer
Journal of Learning and Teaching
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Frontiers in Psychology, section Movement Science and Sport Psychology

Editorial
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Learning and Teaching
Editorial Advisory Board: The Sport and Exercise Scientist

Professional Qualifications/Fellowships
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychological Support & Research)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist (Sport and Exercise)
Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) - Completed

Memberships
Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol): British Psychological Society
Chartered Scientist (CSci): The Science Council
Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP)
International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP)
North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

Current External Examiner
Leeds Beckett University: BSc. (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, MSc Psychology of Sport & Exercise, PG Cert Sport & Exercise Psychology

Committee Memberships
Training Committee Member: British Psychological Society (BPS); Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP)
Committee Member: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route Committee (SEPARC)

Research / Scholarly interests

Claire's research interests are around examining stress and the impact this has upon sport performance, in particular the examination of challenge and threat states. She is also interested in the use of physical activity as an intervention for behavioural issues and it's impact on mental wellbeing and has several doctoral students examining these research areas.

Recent publications

Article

Puente-Fernández, Joel , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Jiménez, Alfonso, Liguori, Gary , Rossato, Claire , Mayo, Xian , Naclerio, Fernando (2022), No impact of combining multi-ingredient supplementation with exercise on body composition and physical performance, in healthy middle-aged and older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Experimental Gerontology: 112079 ISSN: 0531-5565 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2022.112079).

Rossato, Claire , Crampton, Simon, Gorczynski, Paul, Green, Kate , Hill, Denise (2022), Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Competence (APEC) reflections. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In: , , , . The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 71 . pp. 12-13 ISSN: 1754-3452 (Print), (doi: https://www.bases.org.uk/sspage-resources-the_sport_and_exercise_scientist-view_tses_articles.html).

Turner, M.J , Miller, A, Youngs, H, Barber, N , Brick, N.E , Chada, N.J , Coyle, M , Didymus, F.F , Evans, A.L , Jones, K (2022), “I must do this!”: A latent profile analysis approach to understanding the role of irrational beliefs and motivation regulation in mental and physical health. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group - British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In: , , , . Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group - British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Journal of Sports Sciences ISSN: 0264-0414 (Print), 1466-447X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2042124).

Rossato, Claire , Green, Kate, Gorczynski, Paul, Kavanagh, Emma (2021), Ethical dilemmas in sport and exercise psychology practice. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In: , , , . British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 67 . pp. 18 17543452 (Online) (doi: https://www.bases.org.uk/).

Puente-Fernández, Joel , Seijo Bujia, Marcos, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Jiménez, Alfonso , Liguori, Gary , Rossato, Claire , Mayo-Mauriz, Xian , Naclerio, Fernando (2020), Effects of multi-ingredient pre-workout supplementation across a 5-day resistance and endurance training microcycle in middle-aged adults. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Nutrients, 12: 3778 (12) 2072-6643 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123778) NB Item availability restricted.

Rossato, Claire , Sly, Dan, Cumming, Sam, Gorczynski, Paul (2020), The psychological impact of Covid-19 on elite athletes. BASES (The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences). In: , , , . BASES (The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences), The Sport and Exercise Scientist (TSES) (65) . pp. 28-29 (doi: ).

Thompson, Trevor , Dias, Sofia, Poulter, Damian, Weldon, Sharon Marie , Marsh, Lucy , Rossato, Claire , Shin, Jae Il , Firth, Joseph , Veronese, Nicola , Dragioti, Elena (2020), Efficacy and acceptability of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for non-specific chronic low back pain: a protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC. In: , , , . BMC, Systematic Reviews, 9: 130 2046-4053 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01398-3).

Rossato, Claire and , Boiangin, Nataniel (2020), Emergence of sport psychology within eSports. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In: , , , . British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 63 . pp. 13-14 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Uphill, Mark A. , Rossato, Claire J. L., Swain, Jon, O'Driscoll, Jamie M. (2019), Challenge and threat: A critical review of the literature and an alternative conceptualisation. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Psychology, 10: 1255 1664-1078 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01255).

Khomutova, Anastasiya and , Rossato, Claire (2019), Sport psychology: combat sports. Drs Anastasiya Khomutova and Claire Rossato provide some brief comments on the current state of sport psychology within combat sports. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). In: , , , . The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), The Sport and Exercise Scientist (59) . pp. 26 1754-3452 (Online) (doi: ).

Rook, Caroline , Smith, Lee, Johnstone, James, Rossato, Claire , Felipe López Sánchez, Guillermo , Díaz Suárez, Arturo , Roberts, Justin (2018), Reconceptualising workplace resilience - A cross-disciplinary perspective. In: , , , . , Annals of Psychology, 34 (2) . pp. 332-339 ISSN: 0212-9728 (Print), 1695-2294 (Online) (doi: http://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/analesps.34.2.299371).

Marshall, Tony , Roberts, Justin, Pack, Stephen, Basevitch, Itay , Rossato, Claire , Suckiling, Craig , Dawkins, Tony , Roberts, Michael (2017), The effect of long term physical training on the development of mental toughness in recreationally active participants. St Thomas University. In: , , , . St Thomas University, Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 9 (2) . pp. 29-43 ISSN: 1947-2900 (Print), 1947-2919 (Online) (doi: http://www.jmrpublication.org/portals/jmr/Issues/JMR9-2.pdf).

Rossato, Claire J. L. , Uphill, Mark A., Swain, Jon, Coleman, Damian A. (2016), The development and preliminary validation of the challenge and threat in sport (CAT-Sport) Scale. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16 (2) . pp. 1-14 ISSN: 1612-197X (Print), 1557-251X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2016.1182571).

Rossato, Claire and , Basevitch, Itay (2015), Conference Report: 8th World Congress on Science and Football 2015. British Psychological Society. In: , , , . British Psychological Society, Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 11 (2) . pp. 103-105 ISSN: 1745-4980 (Print), (doi: ).

O’Driscoll, Jamie M. , Rossato, Claire, Gargallo-Fernandez, Paula, Araco, Marco , Giannoglou, Dimitrios , Sharma, Sanjay , Sharma, Rajan (2015), The prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography amongst British Indian Asian and Afro-Caribbean patients: a comparison with European white patients. BioMed Central. In: , , , . BioMed Central, Cardiovascular Ultrasound ISSN: 1476-7120 (Print), 1476-7120 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-015-0028-1).

Audio

Rossato, Claire and , Trapmore, Steve (2016), Brain over Brawn. Naked Scientists. In: , , , . Naked Scientists, (doi: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/brain-over-brawn).

Conference item

Rossato, Claire , Jackson, Lara, Boiangin, Nataniel (2022), The examination of Challenge and Threat states upon eventing performance. In: Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 37th Annual Conference, 26th - 29th October 2022, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, USA , . , (doi: https://appliedsportpsych.org/site/assets/files/15363/posters_81622.pdf).

Rossato, Claire , Filho, Edson, Boiangin, Nataniel, Sicam, April-Grace (2022), The importance of multi-disciplinary teams within individual and team sports. In: 16th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11th - 16th July 2022, Padova, Italy , . , (doi: https://fepsac2022.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/abstractbook.pdf).

Rossato, Claire , Basevitch, Itay, Vance, Stacy (2019), Burnout among sport psychologists. In: 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15-20 Jul 2019, Münster, Germany , . , (doi: ).

Rossato, Claire and , Basevitch, Itay (2018), Mental Skills Training with Track and Field Athletes. The 5th International Congress of Exercise and Sport Sciences - The Academic College at Wingate. In: The 5th International Congress of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Thursday, 7 June 2018, The Academic College at Wingate , The 5th International Congress of Exercise and Sport Sciences - The Academic College at Wingate. The 5th International Congress of Exercise and Sport Sciences - The Academic College at Wingate, (doi: https://events.eventact.com/ProgramView2/Agenda/Lecture?id=178131&code=3666781).

Rossato, Claire and , Basevitch, Itay (2017), Examination of reported cognitive appraisal, mental effort, cortisol response and shooting performance. In: Examination of reported cognitive appraisal, mental effort, cortisol response and shooting performance, 18th - 21st October 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA , . , (doi: ).

Basevitch, Itay , Rossato, Claire, Tenenbaum, Gershon (2017), Using video based technology to enhance perceptual-cognitive skills across sports. International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) 14th World Congress Sevilla 2017. In: The 2017 ISSP 14th World Congress of Sport Psychology, July 10-14, 2017, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Seville, Spain , Innovations in Sport Psychology: Linking Theory to Practiice. International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) 14th World Congress Sevilla 2017, (doi: http://www.issp2017.com/).

Rossato, Claire and , (2017), Elite Judoka athlete: Reflecting on psychological support leading up to Rio 2016. In: "Fighting the stereotypes: working in martial arts and combat sports" - The 2017 ISSP 14th World Congress of Sport Psychology, July 10-14, 2017, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Seville, Spain , . , (doi: http://www.issp2017.com/).

Rossato, Claire and , Basevitch, Itay (2017), Reported cognitive appraisal, cortisol level and shooting performance. Routledge. In: North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Phyical Activity (NASPSPA), June 4-7, 2017, San Diego, USA , North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Routledge, (doi: ).

Rossato, Claire , Filho, Edson, Basevitch, Itay, Shipherd, Amber , Gutierrez, Oscar (2016), Apply, Adapt, and Achieve: Tips for a Successful Transition from Graduation to the Job Market. Thomas Reuters. In: Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) 31st Annual Conference, 28th September - 1st October 2016, Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Arizona , AASP 2016 Conference: Phoenix. Thomas Reuters, (doi: http://www.appliedsportpsych.org/annual-conference/abstracts/20160369/).

Rossato, Claire , Uphill, Mark, Basevitch, Itay (2016), Challenge and Threat: A pattern?. Association of Applied Sport Psychology. In: Assocation for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 31st Annual Conference, September 28, 2016 – October 1, 2016, Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, Arizona , Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Association of Applied Sport Psychology, (doi: http://www.appliedsportpsych.org/annual-conference/abstracts/20160005/).

Basevitch, Itay , Rossato, Claire, Johnstone, James, Roberts, Justin , Suckling, Craig (2015), A step-by-step approach for implementing a workshop series for athletes. Association of Applied Sport Psychology. In: Assocation for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 30th Annual Conference, October 14, 2015 – October 17, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana , Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Association of Applied Sport Psychology, (doi: ).

O'Driscoll, Jamie , Rossato, Claire, Gargallo-Fernandez, Paula, Araco, Marco , Sharma, Rajan (2015), The prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography among different ethnic groups. European Society of Cardiology Congress. In: European Society of Cariology (ESC) Congress 2015, 29th August - 2nd September 2015, London, United Kingdom , European Society of Cardiology Congress. European Society of Cardiology Congress, (doi: ).

Basevitch, Itay , Rossato, Claire, van Paridon, Kjell, Tenenbaum, Gershon , Ward, Paul (2015), A multi-disciplinary examination of football development and performance: a perceptual-cognitive perspective. 8th World Congress on Science & Football. In: WCSF 2015 8th World Congress on Science & Football, 20th - 23rd May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark. , 8th World Congress on Science & Football. 8th World Congress on Science & Football, (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Basevitch, Itay , Prosoli, Rebeka, Budnik-Przybylska, Dagmara, Rossato, Claire (2018), Anticipation and imagery skill level differences of judo coaches. The Academic College at Wingate. In: , , In: Devora Hellerstein, Sima Zach (eds.), Movement: Journal of Physical Education and Sports Sciences: The 5th International Congress of Exercise and Sport Sciences: Book of Abstracts. The Academic College at Wingate, , 11 (3) . pp. 228-229 ISSN: 6391-0792 (Print), (doi: https://www.wincol.ac.il/wincol.ac.il/originals/Book%20of%20Abstracts%20-%202018%20ICESS.pdf).