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Dr Charlotte Kerner
Senior Lecturer in Sport Health and Exercise Sciences

Heinz Wolff 211


Dr Charlotte Kerner is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Health and Exercise Sciences (Youth Sport and Physical Education). Her research focuses on the role of physical education in encouraging and promoting physical activity and well-being throughout the lifespan. Dr Kerner is specifically interested in how learning environments can be structured to facilitate physical activity motivation and support the development of a positive body image in children and adolescents. She is also interested in the role of technology in this process. Her work focuses on applying social psychological theory to explore these issues.


  • PhD in Physical Education Psychology. Thesis entitled: "Relationships between body image, motivation and physical education experiences". University of Bedfordshire 
  • PgCert in Physical activity and well-being. University of Bedfordshire
  • BSc (Hons) Sports studies. De Montfort University


  • Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences Admissions Tutor 
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) Leader 
  • Social Media Officer (SHES)

Newest selected publications

Kerner, C., Prescott, A., Smith, R. and Owen, M. (2022) 'A systematic review exploring body image programmes and interventions in physical education'. European Physical Education Review, 0 (in press). pp. 1356336X2210973 - 1356336X2210973. ISSN: 1356-336X Open Access Link

Journal article

Kerner, C. and Goodyear, VA. (2019) 'Technology, Pedagogy and Physical Education', in Capel, S. and Blair, R. (eds.) Debates in Physical Education. Routledge. pp. 295 - 309. ISBN 13: 9781138580664.

Book chapter

Kerner, C., Burrows, A. and McGrane, B. (2019) 'Health wearables in adolescents: Implications for body satisfaction, motivation and physical activity'. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 57 (4). pp. 191 - 202. ISSN: 1463-5240 Open Access Link

Journal article

Owen, M., Kerner, C., Newson, L., Noonan, R., Curry, W., Kosteli, MC. and et al. (2019) 'Investigating adolescent girls’ perceptions and experiences of school-based physical activity to inform the Girls’ Peer Activity (G-PACT) intervention study'. Journal of School Health, 89 (9). pp. 730 - 738. ISSN: 0022-4391 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kerner, C., Kirk, D., De Meester, A. and Haerens, L. (2018) 'Why is physical education more stimulating for pupils who are more satisfied with their own body?'. Health Education Journal, 78 (3). pp. 251 - 265. ISSN: 0017-8969 Open Access Link

Journal article
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