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Han Newman is an Early Career Research Fellow in the Applied Psychology Research Group, School of Life and Medical Sciences. Han has a background in Sport and Exercise Psychology and has Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society.

Han's research interests include engagement and participation in sport, exercise, and physical activity, (with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion), as well as athlete mental health and wellbeing, and the role of physical activity and sport in improving mental health in non-athlete populations.

Han previously worked at CRIPACC in the School of Health and Social Work. Their work here included an evaluation of Empower, a programme delivered by Watford FC Community, Sport and Education Trust aiming to improve children and young people's mental health through physical activity.

They previously worked at Loughborough University, working on projects including: 'Promoting Physical Activity in Thalidomide Survivors' and 'Understanding Body Image in Retired Olympic Athletes'. Han's PhD research explored the subculture of the strength sport, strongwoman.

Twitter: @DrHNewman


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