Dr. Krista Chandler


A woman with glasses smilingE-mail: chandler@uwindsor.ca
Phone : (519) 253 - 3000 ext: 2446
Office: H.K. Building, Room 115

Sport Psychology and Physical Activity Research Collaborative 


B.A. (University of Prince Edward Island)
M.A. (Queen's University)
Ph.D (University of Western Ontario)

Dr. Krista Chandler is recognized for her work in the psychology of sport, exercise and performance. She is a full professor in the Department of Kinesiology and teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a certified instructor in the fitness industry, Dr. Chandler has skillfully bridged the gap between the theoretical and applied practice of sport and exercise psychology. Dr. Chandler has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals including The Sport Psychologist, European Journal of Sport Sciences, Exercise and Sport Science Review, and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Her research interests include imagery use in sport and exercise as well as the application of sport psychology interventions. She is the principal investigator for the UWorkItOut UWin program, an exercise program for university students with mental health concerns. In addition to her research, Dr. Chandler works with athletes of all ages, levels, and sport in helping them achieve their personal performance goals, working extensively with both able-bodied athletes and athletes with a disability.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Imagery use in sport, exercise and performance
  • The application of sport psychology interventions
  • Exercise and mental health
  • Disability sport

Recent Sources of Funding

  1. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2018-2022): The Effect of a Psychological Skills Training Program on Youth Athletes' with a Disability Well-being in Sport and Life
  2. UWindsor Strategic Mandate Agreement (2018-2021): UWorkItOut UWin
  3. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2020-2024): The Effect of an Athlete Leadership Development Program for Student-Athletes

Research and Publications

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