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Victoria Tomlinson, PhD

Associate Professor College of Psychology
Sport Psychology

Originally from the UK, Vicki completed her education and training at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). She completed her master's and doctorate in sport psychology, as well as three years of applied training and supervised experience to gain British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation and British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered certification in the UK. She is also qualified as an AASP certified consultant in the U.S.

Through Vicki's doctoral research, she studied context and practice within youth soccer, exploring psychological well-being through qualitative research methods that utilized both mainstream theory and an exploration of culture and practice. She conducted research in applied settings, working closely with athletes in one-on-one and group situations, and alongside coaches and medical practitioners within a collaborative multidisciplinary team.

With extensive education, training, and experience, Vicki has acquired professional knowledge and understanding in teaching and applied practice. She previously taught at Liverpool John Moores University, and within her role at a professional soccer club as a BPS chartered psychologist and head of education and welfare, she designed, led, and managed the coordination of all education and psychology programs.

As an applied practitioner for over 13 years, Vicki's professional practice and experience is predominantly within European soccer, where she worked at a professional soccer academy as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team with various practitioners (coaches, sport scientists, and medical practitioners), with particular reference to psychological well-being, youth development, and coaching practice. Other experiences across different sports include working with GB archery and traveling to international competitions at the senior and junior levels.

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College of Psychology
vtomlinson@jfku.edu
(925) 969-3514