Dr Charlotte Kerner is a lecturer in 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 interesting 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 Physical education psychology. University of Bedfordshire (2014)
PgCert Physical activity and well-being. University of Bedfordshire (2009)
BSc Sports studies. 1st Class (hons). De Montfort University (2008)
Cert HE Sports science. Liverpool John Moores University (2004)
Newest selected publications
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. ISSN: 0017-8969 Open Access Link
Owen, MB., Kerner, C., Taylor, SL., Noonan, RJ., Newson, L., Kosteli, M-C., (2018) 'The Feasibility and Acceptability of The Girls Peer Activity (G-PACT) Peer-led Mentoring Intervention'. Children, 5 (9). ISSN: 2227-9067 Open Access Linket al.
Kerner, C., Haerens, L. and Kirk, D. (2018) 'Body dissatisfaction, perceptions of competence and lesson content in physical education'. Journal of School Health, 88 (8). pp. 576 - 582. ISSN: 0022-4391 Open Access Link
Owen, MB., Kerner, C., Taylor, SL., Noonan, RJ., Newson, L., Kosteli, C., (2018) 'The Feasibility of a Novel School Peer-led Mentoring Model to Improve the Physical Activity Levels and Sedentary Time of Adolescent Girls: The Girls’ Peer Activity (G-PACT) Project'. Children, 5 (6). pp. 67 - 67. ISSN: 2227-9067 Open Access Linket al.