Lecturer in Positive Psychology (MAPP-CP)
Post Traumatic Growth Research Unit (PTGU)
Hanna Kampman is a lecturer and a PhD. candidate at the University of East London (UEL)
Hanna Kampman is a lecturer and a PhD. candidate at the University of East London (UEL). In addition to working as a lecturer in the Masters in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) programme in UEL, she also facilitates the flourishing University Programme (FUP) - a One-day wellbeing and resilience workshop aimed at the staff in UEL.
Hanna graduated from UEL with MSc in Applied Positive Psychology. She achieved her bachelor’s degree in sports and leisure from The University of Applied Sciences in Rovaniemi, Finland – where she specialised in sports coaching. In London, Hanna worked closely with the ‘Olympic Legacy’ and ‘New Life Through Sports’ –projects based in the London borough of Hackney. Providing 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.
Areas of expertise in the field of positive psychology are wellbeing, resilience, post-traumatic growth, physical wellbeing and mindfulness, workplace interventions. Other areas of expertise specific to sport and exercise are psychology of injuries, passion and meaning in sports, the role of exercise, sports and the body in mental well-being, resilience, mental toughness and hardiness.
In her MSc dissertation she interviewed athletes that participated in the London 2012 Paralympics and she is currently continuing the research, exploring the area of posttraumatic growth and team sports in athletes with acquired disabilities.
Exploring the Complex Relationship between Posttraumatic Growth and team sport in athletes with acquired disabilities.
Kampman, H. (February 2016). Positive Psychology and Humanistic Psychology. The Psychology Review, 21(3).
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.
Conference presentation: 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.
MSc in Applied Positive Psychology
MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology
Module: Perspectives on Wellbeing