Rachel Arnold


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Research interests

Rachel’s research examines how and why individuals thrive. Applying her research to sport, organizational, and health settings; her interests include the organizational stress process; performance environments and cultures; the motivational basis for thriving; leadership and management; and the enhancement of personal, team, and organizational performance.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in supervising new PhD students researching the areas of interest listed on this page. Please contact me directly to discuss your research and opportunities for supervision.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport and Performance Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University

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Research Output 2010 2019

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Performance management: A systematic review of processes in elite sport and other performance domains

Molan, C., Kelly, S., Arnold, R. & Matthews, J., 2019, In : Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 31, 1, p. 87-104 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sports performers' perspectives on facilitating thriving in professional rugby contexts

Brown, D. & Arnold, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 40, p. 71 - 81 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Qualitative Research
1 Citation (Scopus)
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“The Team Behind The Team”: Exploring the Organizational Stressor Experiences of Sport Science and Management Staff in Elite Sport

Arnold, R., Collington, S., Manley, H., Rees, S., Soanes, J. & Williams, M., 2019, In : Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 31, 1, p. 7-26 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Human thriving: a conceptualization, understanding, and application to sport

Author: Brown, D., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Arnold, R. (Supervisor) & Standage, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Psychosocial stress, physical health and self-conscious emotions in adulthood: an exploration of the feasibility of distinguishing between ancient and modern stressors

Author: Katsampouris, E., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Barnett, J. (Supervisor), Arnold, R. (Supervisor) & Turner-Cobb, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD