Drawn to Stirling by the lure of working with a renowned expert in Sport Psychology, Christine Habeeb has enjoyed her own success in the field, during her three-and-a-half years at the University.
Christine, who relocated from Florida to work alongside Professor Robert Eklund, was a Young Researcher winner at the European Sport Psychology conference in 2015, and her research into team confidence and dynamics published in the prestigious Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. She has also had the opportunity to work with young footballers at the Forth Valley Football Academy.
“At Stirling, I had the opportunity to extend my knowledge into a practical setting, learning how to communicate theories and models to help athletes, coaches and organisations,” Christine, 28, said.
Describing her time at Stirling as “focused, enlightening and rainy”, Christine has not allowed the weather to put a dampener on her time in Scotland – and has recently accepted a job at the University as a Sport Psychology lecturer.
She explained: “I now have the opportunity help future sport psychologists develop their skills and strengthen their abilities to deliver evidence-based approaches. I am also teaching a module on athlete burnout and collaborating with colleagues to develop new research projects on effective leadership, adaptive thinking and confidence in group settings.
“I am more than delighted to continue doing what I love.”