Hanna Kampman

Dr Hanna Kampman

Senior Lecturer

Positive Psychology

Department of Professional Psychology , School of Psychology

Dr Hanna Kampman works as a senior lecturer in the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology programme (MAPP-CP). 

Areas Of Interest

  • Post traumatic growth, sports, and acquired physical impairments
  • Trauma informed sports coaching
  • The role of physical activity, green and blue exercise, and sports in wellbeing
  • The role of the body in wellbeing and positive psychology
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OVERVIEW

Dr Hanna Kampman is an enthusiastic happiness intervention from Finnish Lapland. Her love for nature and moving is deeply rooted in the forests and lakes of Lapland. She works as a senior lecturer and module leader in the Masters in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) programme in UEL.

In her PhD, Dr Kampman focused on understanding the role of team sports in post traumatic growth in athletes with acquired physical impairments. Other areas of interest are the role of physical activity, green and blue exercise, sports, and the embodiment in well-being. 

Dr Kampman is also a UEL alumnus as she has graduated with an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology from UEL. She achieved her bachelor's degree in sports and leisure from Lapland University of Applied Sciences - where she specialised in holistic sports coaching. In London, Dr Kampman has worked closely with the 'Olympic Legacy' and 'New Life Through Sports' - projects based in the London Borough of Hackney. Utilising both exercise and positive psychology expertise in different areas of service user rehabilitation, she has brought the UEL expertise to the wider community in London.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Dr Kampman is researching post traumatic growth, sports, and acquired physical impairments. Particularly, aiming to bring trauma-informed practises into adaptive sport environments. Other areas of interest are the role of physical activity, green and blue exercise, sports, and the embodiment in well-being.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

  • Kampman, H. (in press). How to Prepare for Adversity. In C., Van Nieuwerburgh, & P., William (Eds.) From Surviving to Thriving: A Student's Guide to Feeling and Doing Well at University. SAGE.
  • Kampman, H. 2021. Exploring the Complex Relationship between Posttraumatic Growth, Sport, and Athletes with Acquired Disabilities. PhD Thesis University of East London School of Psychology https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.89w7z
  • Hefferon, K., & Kampman, H. (2021). Taking an Embodied Approach to Posttraumatic Growth Research and Sport. In R. Wadey, D. Melissa, & K. Howells (Eds.), Growth Following Adversity in Sport A Mechanism to Positive Change (1st ed.). Routledge.
  • Kampman, H., & Hefferon, K. (2020). 'Find a sport and carry on': Posttraumatic growth and achievement in British Paralympic athletes. International Journal of Wellbeing, 10 (1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v10i1.765
  • Kampman, H., Hefferon, K., Wilson, M., & Beale, J. (2015). "I can do things now that people thought were impossible, actually, things that I thought were impossible": A meta-synthesis of the qualitative findings on posttraumatic growth and severe physical injury. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 56(3), 283–294. https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000031
  • Kampman, H., & Lomas, T. (2017). Mindfulness in sport and physical exercise. In A. Brady & B. Grenville-Cleave (Eds.), Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity (pp. 92-101). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315304397-8
  • Reid, P., & Kampman, H. (2020). Exploring the psychology of extended-period expeditionary adventurers: Going knowingly into the unknown. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 46, 101608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.101608
  • Walker, P. A., & Kampman, H. (2021). "It didn’t bring back the old me but helped me on the path to the new me": Exploring posttraumatic growth in British veterans with PTSD. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2021.1995056

Conference presentations

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  • Kampman, H (2016). Personal Career pathway. Presented at EAS 2016:European Athlete as Student Network Rovaniemi, Finland 14 September 2016.
  • Kampman, H (2016). Post-Traumatic Growth, severe injuries and team sport. Presented at EAS 2016: European Athlete as Student Network Rovaniemi, Finland 14 September 2016
  • Kampman, H (2016). Kampman, H. Hefferon, K. Wilson, M. & Beale, J. (2015). "I Can Do Things Now That People Thought Were Impossible, Actually, Things That I Thought Were Impossible": A Meta-Synthesis of the Qualitative Findings on Posttraumatic Growth and Severe Physical Injury. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne. Presented at: 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference - Toronto July, 30th. Paper session: Second Wave Positive Psychology (PP2.0)
  • Kampman, H. & Hefferon, K. (2016). 'Find a sport and carry on': Posttraumatic growth and achievement in British Paralympic athletes.
  • Conference presentation, presented at: 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference - Toronto July, 30th. Paper session: Second Wave Positive Psychology (PP2.0)
  • Kampman, H. & Hefferon, K. (2015). 'Find a sport and carry on': Posttraumatic growth and achievement in British Paralympic athletes.
  • Conference presentation, presented at: UEL 2015 Research Conference 2015 Jun 24 at UEL SportsDock (Docklands Campus).
  • Conference poster presentation: Kampman, H. & Hefferon, K. (2014). 'Find a sport and carry on': Posttraumatic growth and achievement in British Paralympic athletes. Poster presented at: 7th European conference on positive psychology; 2014 Jul 1 - 4; Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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TEACHING

MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology

The MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, one of the only courses of its kind in the world, fully integrates positive psychology and coaching psychology to create an innovative training programme for those promoting wellbeing.

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MODULES

Hanna works as a module leader on the Perspectives on Individual Wellbeing module, covering variety of topics from wellbeing to physical activity and posttraumatic growth.