Dr. Anastasiya Khomutova CPsychol
European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP)
Candidate for the position of Regular member
I was born in Ukraine (Donetsk), I got my masters and PhD degrees in the Czech Republic (Palacky University in Olomouc), and currently I work as a lecturer at the University of Brighton in the UK. My research focuses on culturally diverse sport teams, as well as, more recently, on coach- athlete relationships in combat sports.
For the last 8 year I have been a member of ENYSSP managing council (European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology). I started in 2011 as a co-coordinator of the Research Department, and since 2015 I co-coordinate the Educational Department of ENYSSP. During these years I created and delivered several educational webinars, aimed at students and early career educators, on topics such as ‘Creating poster presentations’, ‘How to design a good lecture: first steps in HE’, and ‘First years of teaching: Managing classrooms, building relationships, staying sane’. For the last several years I have also been a part of the abstract review team for the annual ENYSSP conference, and have been leading the scientific committee for the best poster award.
I would like to continue my work in the area of education in sport psychology by joining FEPSAC managing council as a regular member. I apply for this position with a vision of helping the continuation of developing the FEPSAC certification process and working on international cooperation in education. High-quality education in sport psychology is essential for successful research and applied practice, therefore my aim will be to develop educational cooperation with a particular focus on the countries that might be lacking such provision so far. Studying in different countries, as well as communicating with international student members of ENYSSP, has given me invaluable insights into the struggles that sport psychology students might have. Moreover, being an early career educator myself, I can relate to the issues that many of the novice educators face at the beginning of their careers - I believe this is another area that FEPSAC can focus on.
I believe that my experience and passion for sport psychology makes me a suitable candidate for the position of a regular member of the FEPSAC managing council. I will be delighted to continue the great work of previous members of the managing councils in education, research and overall dissemination of sport psychology.