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Dr Charlotte Kerner
Senior Lecturer in Sport Health and Exercise Sciences

Heinz Wolff 211

Research area(s)

  • The role of physical education in the promotion of lifelong physical activity and well-being
  • The construction of effective learning environments to promote self-determined motivation
  • Body image and relationships with physical activity and physical education participation in children and adolescents
  • Programmes to support the development of a positive body image in young people
  • Technology and its impact on body image, physical activity and motivation in young people

Research Interests

Charlotte's overarching research theme focuses on the role of physical education and technology in promoting physical activity and well-being. Specifically, she is interested in the role of social psychological factors in this process. Her research explores the impact of body image concerns on experiences of physical education and physical activity in children and adolescents. Charlotte is also interested in how effective learning environments can be created in physical education to support the development of a positive body image and self-determined motivation. Furthermore, her research explores the pedagogical, motivational and social implications of technology in young people.

Research grants and projects

Project details

Kerner, C. (2019) The development of body image programmes in physical education. BRIEF Funding- Brunel University London 

Kerner, C., McGrane, B., and Burrows, A. (2016-2017) Wearable technology: Implications for objective physical activity and psychological outcomes. Research Investment Fund- Edge Hill University. 

Kerner, C., and Goodyear, V. (2015-2016) The use of electronic lifestyle activity monitors with adolescents: Implications for motivation, need satisfaction and integration into physical education. The Richard Benjamin Trust.