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Associate Professor Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani

Associate Professor Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani Associate Professor Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani
Position Associate Professor
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
School School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 401.341
Phone +618 92665171
Email C.Thogersen@curtin.edu.au
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Brief Summary

Originally from Denmark (close to the capital Copenhagen), I moved to the UK in 1996 where I began my undergraduate studies. I graduated from the University of Exeter in 1999 with a 1st class honours and subsequently relocated to Bristol to conduct a PhD in Exercise and Health Sciences with Prof Ken Fox, graduating in 2003. I have worked full-time in academia first as a Lecturer (Aberystwyth University, Wales), then senior Research Fellow (University of Wolverhampton, UK), then RCUK Research Fellow, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer (University of Birmingham) since 2002. I joined the School of Psychology & Speech Pathology at Curtin University as Associate Professor in July 2014 and am a core member of the Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (HPBM) Research Group. On a personal level, I am married and a devoted mum with two young daughters. I am also a keen exerciser, and enjoy dancing, singing and watching movies.

Research Interests

My research interests span 4 main areas. One concerns the use of contemporary motivational frameworks to understand adoption and adherence to physical activity with a view to guiding physical activity interventions (in the workplace and the community). Another focuses on furthering understanding of psychological and workplace well-being and their association with health behaviours (mainly physical activity). I also examine how perceptions, thoughts and feelings about the body’s appearance and its functions (body image) relate to physical activity behaviour and well-being. Finally, another strand of research concerns the role of the physical environment in shaping physical activity behaviour and psychological well-being. Some of my publications appear on Research Gate (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cecilie_Thogersen-Ntoumani).

My research has been published in various journals (e.g., Health Psychology Review, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Psychology & Health, British Journal of Health Psychology, Work & Stress, Qualitative Health Research, Perspectives on Psychological Science), and has been supported by funding from governmental agencies, charities and industry (e.g., BUPA Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, Welsh Forestry Commission, Countryside Council for Wales, Les Mills International). I am an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sport Psychology, on the scientific committee of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) and have served as an external examiner for PhD theses worldwide as well as for postgraduate taught courses in the UK.

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Research Supervison

I have successfully supervised as a primary or secondary supervisor 6 PhD students.

Students interested for a PhD under my supervision should:
 a) Send me their CV.
b) Send me an indication of the research area they are interested in.
c) Explain how they are planning to fund their PhD

Publications

Full-Paper Publications in Refereed Journals (excluding editorials)

Ntoumanis, N., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Quested, E., & Hancox, J. (in press). The effects of training group exercise class instructors to adopt a motivationally adaptive communication style. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Bartlett, D. B., Fox, O., McNulty, C. L., Greenwood, H., Murphy, L., Sapey, E., Goodman, M., Crabtree, N., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Fisher, J. P., Wagenmakers, A. J., & Lord, J. M. (in press). Habitual physical activity maintains neutrophil migratory dynamics in healthy older adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Kinnafick, F. – E., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Duda, J. L. (in press). The effect of need supportive text messages on motivation and physical activity behaviour. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s10865-016-9722-1.

Megakli, T., Vlachopoulos, S. P., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Theodorakis, Y. (in press). Impact of aerobic and resistance exercise combination on physical self-perceptions and self-esteem in women with obesity with one-year follow-up. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1094115.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ng, J. Y., Ntoumanis, N., Chatzisarantis, N., Vlachopoulos, S., Katartzi, E., & Nikitaras, N. (2016). ‘Mum’s the Word’: Predictors and Outcomes of Weight Concerns in Pre-Adolescent and Early Adolescent Girls. Body Image, 16, 107-112. Doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.12.004.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Shepherd, S. O., Ntoumanis, N., Wagenmakers, A. J. M., & Shaw, C. S. (2016). Intrinsic motivation in two exercise interventions: Associations with fitness and body composition. Health Psychology, 35, 195-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000260.

Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Barkoukis, V., Pipari, S., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Hardcastle, S., & Hagger, M. (2016). Equal prioritization does not yield lower levels of participation in physical activities than higher prioritisation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 123-130. DOI:10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.07.001.

Hardcastle, S. J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2015). Food choice and nutrition: A social psychological perspective. Nutrients, 7, 8712-8715. doi:10.3390/nu7105424.

Shepherd, S. O., Wilson, O. J., Taylor, A. S., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Adlan, A. M., Wagenmakers, A. J. M., & Shaw, C. S. (2015). Low volume high-intensity interval training in a gym setting improves cardio-metabolic and psychological health. PlosOne, 10(9), e0139056. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139056.

Hancox, J., Quested, E., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Ntoumanis, N. (2015). An intervention to train group exercise class instructors to adopt a motivationally adaptive communication style: A quasi-experimental study protocol. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 3, 190-203. DOI: 10.1080/21642850.2015.1074075.

Hardcastle, S. J., Hancox, J., Hattar, A., Maxwell-Smith, C., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Motivating the unmotivated: How can health behaviour be changed in those unwilling to change? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 835. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00835. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00835/full.

Rahman, R. J., Hudson, J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Doust, J. H. (2015). Motivational processes and well-being in cardiac rehabilitation: A Self-Determination Theory perspective. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 20, 518-529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2015.1017509.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Loughren, E. A., Kinnafick, F. –E., Taylor, I. M., Duda, J. L., & Fox, K. R. (2015). Changes in work affect in response to lunchtime walking in previously inactive employees: A randomized trial. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25, 778-787. DOI: 10.1111/sms.12398.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Loughren, E. A., Taylor, I. M., Duda, J. L., & Fox, K. R. (2014). A step in the right direction? Change in mental well-being and self-reported work performance among physically inactive university employees during a walking intervention. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 7, 89-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2014.06.004

Kinnafick, F. –E., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2014). The effects of the physical environment and levels of physical activity on affective states. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 38, 241-251. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027249441400019X.

Kinnafick, F. –E., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. , & Duda, J. L. (2014). Physical activity adoption to adherence, lapse and dropout: A Self-Determination Theory perspective. Qualitative Health Research, 24, 706-718. DOI: 10.1177/1049732314528811.

Kinnafick, F. –E., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. , Duda, J. L., & Taylor, I. (2014). Sources of autonomy support, subjective vitality and physical activity behaviour associated with participation in a lunchtime walking intervention for physically inactive adults. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 190-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.10.009.

Pearce, G., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. , & Duda, J. L. (2014). Body image during the menopausal transition: A systematic scoping review. Health Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2013.848408.

Pearce, G., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. , & Duda, J. L. (2014). The development of synchronous text-based instant messaging as an online interviewing tool. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2013.827819.

Pearce, G., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. , Duda, J. L., & McKenna, J. (2014). Changing bodies: Experiences of women who have undergone a surgically-induced menopause. Qualitative Health Research, 24, 738-748. DOI: 10.1177/1049732314529664.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. , Loughren, E. A., Duda, J. L., & Fox, K. R. (2014). Step by Step: The feasibility of a 16-week workplace lunchtime walking intervention for physically inactive employees. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Ng, J. Y. Y., Ntoumanis, N., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2014). Autonomy support and control in weight management: What important others do and say matter. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 540-552. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12054.

Ng, J. Y. Y., Ntoumanis, N., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Stott, K., & Hindle, L. (2013). Predicting psychological needs and well-being of individuals engaging in weight management: The role of important others. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 5, 291-310. doi:10.1111/aphw.12011.

Ng, J. Y. Y., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Ntoumanis, N. (2012). Motivation contagion when instructing obese individuals: A test in exercise settings. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34, 525-538.

Ng, J. Y. Y., Ntoumanis, N., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Deci, E. L., Ryan, R. M., Duda, J. L., & Williams, G. C. (2012). Self-Determination Theory applied to health contexts: A meta-analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 325-340.

Lindwall, M., Barkoukis, V., Grano, C., Lucidi, F., Raudsepp, L., Liukkonen, J., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2012). Method effects: The problem with negatively versus positively keyed items. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 196-204. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2011.645936.

Ntoumanis, N., Taylor, I. M., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2012). A longitudinal examination of coach and peer motivational climates in youth sport: Implications for moral attitudes, well-being, and behavioral investment. Developmental Psychology, 48, 213-223.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Cumming, J., & Nikitaras, N. (2012). Exercise imagery and its correlates in older adults. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13, 19-25.

Rahman, R., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Thatcher, J., & Doust, J. H. (2011). Changes in need satisfaction and motivation orientation as predictors of psychological and behavioural outcomes in exercise referral. Psychology and Health, 26, 1521-1539.

Bartholomew, K. J., Ntoumanis, N., Ryan, R. L., Bosch, J.A., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & (2011). Self-Determination Theory and diminished functioning: The role of interpersonal control and psychological need thwarting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1459-1473. DOI: 10.1177/0146167211413125.

Bartholomew, K., Ntoumanis, N., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2011). Self-Determination theory and the darker side of athletic experience: The role of interpersonal control and need thwarting. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 7, 23-27.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Cumming, J., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2011). When feeling attractive matters too much to women: A process underpinning the relation between psychological need satisfaction and unhealthy weight control behaviors. Motivation and Emotion, 35, 413-422.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Barkoukis, V., Grano, C., Lucidi, F., Lindwall, M., Liukkonen, J., Raudsepp, L., & Young, W. (2011). Health and well-being profiles of older European adults. European Journal of Ageing, 8, 75-85. DOI: 10.1007/s10433-011-0186-4.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Cumming, J., Bartholomew, K., & Pearce, G. (2011). Can self-esteem protect against the deleterious consequences of self-objectification for mood and body satisfaction in physically active female University students? Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 33, 289-307.

Cumming, J., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2011). Self-presentational cognitions for exercise in female adolescents. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 429-444. DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00720.x.

Bartholomew, K. J., Ntoumanis, N., Ryan, R. M., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2011). Psychological need thwarting in the sport context: Assessing the darker side of athletic experience. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 33, 75-102.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Loughren, E. A., Duda, J. L., Fox, K. R., & Kinnafick, F. -E. (2010). “Step by Step”. A feasibility study of a lunchtime walking intervention designed to increase walking, improve mental well-being and work performance in sedentary employees: Rationale and study design. BMC Public Health, 10, 578.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., & Nikitaras, N. (2010). Unhealthy weight control behaviours in adolescent girls: A process model based on Self-Determination Theory. Psychology and Health, 25, 535-550.

Bartholomew, K. J., Ntoumanis, N., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2010). The Controlling Interpersonal Style in a Coaching Context: Development and initial validation of a psychometric scale. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32, 193-216.

Barkoukis, V., Ntoumanis, N., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2010). Developmental changes in achievement motivation and affect in physical education: Growth trajectories and demographic differences. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 83-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.04.008.

Ntoumanis, N., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Smith, A. L. (2009). Achievement goals, self-handicapping and performance: A 2×2 achievement goal perspective. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27, 1471-1482.

Bartholomew, K. J., Ntoumanis, N., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2009). A Review of Controlling Motivational Strategies from a Self-Determination Theory Perspective: Implications for Sports Coaches. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2, 215-233.

Ntoumanis, N., Barkoukis, V., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C.(2009). Developmental trajectories of motivation in physical education: Course, demographic differences and antecedents. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 717-728.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., Barkoukis, V., & Spray, C. M. (2009). The role of motivation to eat in the prediction of weight control behaviors in female and male adolescents. Eating Behaviors, 10, 107-114.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2009). An ecological model of predictors of stages of change for physical activity in Greek older adults. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 19, 286-296. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2007.00751.x.

Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Hagger, M. S., Wang, C. K. J., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., (2009). The effects of social identity and perceived autonomy support on health behaviour within the Theory of Planned Behavior. Current Psychology, 28, 55-68. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-009-9043-4.

Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Hagger, M. S., & Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2008). The effects of self-discordance, self-concordance, and implementation intentions on health behavior. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 13, 198-214. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9861.2008.00035.x.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., & Nikitaras, N. (2008). Typologies of Greek inactive older adults based on reasons for abstaining from exercise and conditions for change. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 1341-1350. DOI: 10.1080/02640410802165715.

Barkoukis, V., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N., & Nikitaras, N. (2007). Achievement goals in physical education: Examining the predictive ability of five different dimensions of motivational climate. European Physical Education Review, 13, 267-285. DOI: 10.1177/1356336X07081794.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Fox, K. R. (2007). Exploring the role of autonomy for exercise and its relationship with mental well-being: A study with non-academic University employees. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 5, 227-239. DOI:10.1080/1612197X.2007.9671833.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Lane, H. J., Biscomb, K., Jarrett, H., & Lane, A. M. (2007). Women’s motives to exercise. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 16, 16-27.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Ntoumanis, N. (2007). A Self-Determination Theory approach to the study of body image concerns, self-presentation and self-perceptions in a sample of aerobic instructors. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 301-315.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Ntoumanis, N. (2006). The role of self-determined motivation to the understanding of exercise-related behaviours, cognitions and physical self-evaluations. Journal of Sports Sciences, 24, 393-404.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Fox, K. R., & Ntoumanis, N. (2005). Relationships between exercise and three components of mental well-being in corporate employees. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 6, 609-627.

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., & Fox, K. R. (2005). Physical activity and mental well-being typologies in corporate employees: A mixed methods approach. Work and Stress, 19, 50-67.

Thøgersen, C., Fox, K. R., & Ntoumanis, N. (2002). Testing the mediating role of physical acceptance in the relationship between physical activity and self-esteem: An empirical study with Danish public servants. European Journal of Sports Science, 2, 1-13.

Professional publications

Carmichael, F., Grunfeld, B., Duberley, J., Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C., Sadhra, S. and Wright, L. (2013). Profits and People: understanding how enhancing workplace well-being can promote a healthy bottom-line, Business Quarter, Winter 13, Issue 4, 18-19 http://issuu.com/room501/docs/bqwm_win13_iss04

Book chapters

Hancox, J., Ntoumanis, N., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., & Quested, E. (2015). Self-Determination Theory. In Middelkamp, J. (Ed). Essentials of Motivation & Behaviour Change. Brussels: EuropeActive (pp. 68-85).

Thøgersen-Ntoumani, C. (2014). Health and well-being of older Europeans. In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 2710-2714. ISBN: 978-94-007-0752-8.

 

 

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