Karl Erickson

Assistant Professor

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science


PhD - 2013
Queen's University

MA - 2009
Queen's University

B. Physical & Health Education - 2007
Queen's University

BA Honours (Psychology) - 2007
Queen's University

Postdoc - 2014
Tufts University (USA)


Karl's research addresses two primary questions: How does participation in sport and movement contexts contribute to psychosocial development and well-being?; and How can this contribution be optimized toward positive development, learning and growth? He is interested in the integration of performance, health and psychosocial outcomes, and how interpersonal processes in sport, particularly involving coaches and coaching, influence these developmental outcomes for youth. To this end, he strives to ensure his work is interdisciplinary, systems-oriented and community-based.

Selected Publications

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Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes