Gangyan Si (China)

Dr. Gangyan Si is a professor in Wuhan Sports University of China and an associate professor in Hong Kong Institute of Education. He had been working closely with a variety of Chinese national teams and Hong Kong teams for more than 20 years, providing sport psychology services and frequently been on-site with the teams as a sport psychologist during the World Championships, Asian Games and Olympic Games. His research and publications are mainly related to sport psychology service and cultural sport psychology. Dr. Si is currently the president of International Society of Sport Psychology.

Alexandre Garcia-Mas (Spain)

PhD in Psychology from the University of Barcelona and professor at the University of the Balearic Islands . General Secretary of the International Society of Sport Psychology ( ISSP ) . Editor in chief of the Journal of Psychology Del Deporte . No experience Applied Psychology football , sailing and Other Athletes and coaches. Psychological Assistance territorial soccer referee commission. He was director of the Sleep Laboratory hum Athletes OS Para . His research focuses on : Dynamic Bayesian ; Cooperation and cohesion; circadian rhythms and sleep; Coping strategies and self -efficiency ; Psychological Well-Being and Motivation .

Artur Poczwardowski (USA)

Dr. Artur Poczwardowski is a professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, USA, and a senior consultant with Sport & Performance Excellence Consultants. His research focuses on sport psychology practice for performance enhancement and psychological well-being, coach-athlete relationships, and coping strategies in elite performers. Artur consulted with and supervised delivery of sport psychology services to athletes and teams from numerous sports (e.g., judo, golf, tennis, hockey, swimming, soccer, track and field, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, and speed skating). Most recently, he is involved in assisting in mental training with four US Paralympic Teams. Since 2013, Artur has served as a member-at-large in the Managerial Council of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) and a chair of Ad-Hoc Committee on ISSP Certification.

Athanasios Papaioannou (Grécia)

Professor of Sport Psychology, University of Thessaly, Greece. Vice-President of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). Chair of the ISSP Publications Committee. Editor of the International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (IJSEP). Research interests: motivation and social-psychological climate in sport and physical activity.

Athanasius Nwanegbo Amasiatu (Nigeria)

Dr. Athanasuis Nwanegbo Amasiatu is a professor in Sports Psychology in the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. His research and publications relate mainly to athletic career topics with emphasis on goal setting, psychological interventions, stress management techniques, coach and athlete’s relationship. Athan is a member of the ISSP Management Council since 2013 and also a member of the ISSP membership committee. Recently He was appointed as a Sports Psychologist Service Provider to the IAAF UNIPORT Higher Performance Centre that is camping team Nigeria for the 2016 Olympics.

Ernest Tsung-Min Hung (Taiwan)

Dr. Tsung-Min Hung (Ernest) is a distinguished professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology at National Taiwan Normal University, in Taiwan. Ernest is a Member of the ISSP Managing Council since 2005, a Member of Sport Science and Medical Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation since 2003. Ernest also serves as a leading sport psychology consultant for Taiwan’s elite athletes since 1999.

Fabio Lucidi (Italy)

Fabio Lucidi is a Full Professor in Psychometrics at the Department of Social and Developmenta psychology at Sapienza – University of Rome. He has diverse interests in the areas of health and sport psychology. His research activity focuses on the social-cognitive processes involved in behavioural's self-regulation. He is the Chairman of the University of Rome’ Consulting Service in Sport Psychology. Fabio is a member of the ISSP Managing Council since 2013 and is the current president of the Italian Association of Psychology.

Hiroshi Sekiya (Japan)

Hiroshi Sekiya is a professor of Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, USA in 1995. He is the current president of Japanese Society of Sports Mental Training Consultants. His current research interests include the influence of psychological pressure on human movements and decision making.

Lauren Loberg (USA)

Dr. Lauren A. Loberg is a sport psychology consultant for the University of Utah Athletics Department, as well as, her own private practice, Pyramid Performance Consulting in Park City, Utah, USA. She has a unique background extending from elite level athlete to coach, mental health counselor and sport psychology consultant. This spectrum of experiences helps her when dealing with age group/youth, high school, NCAA Division I, Olympic medalists and professional athletes.

Natalia B. Stambulova (Sweden)

Dr. Natalia B. Stambulova is a professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology in School of Health and Welfare at Halmstad University, Sweden. Her research and publications relate mainly to the athletic career topic with an emphasis on athletes’ career transitions and crises. Since 2001 she contributes as a member of the ISSP Managing Council continuing since 2009 as its vice president and a chair of two ISSP Committees.

Robert Joel Schinke (Canada)

Dr. Robert J. Schinke is a professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology in School of Kinetics at Laurentian University, in Canada. His research and publications relate to various thematic areas, including cultural sport psychology, Olympic and professional athlete development, immigrant athlete psychology adjustment, identity, and community-based research with vulnerable populations and communities. Robert is the current Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity, the Past President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, a Member of the ISSP Managing Council since 2013, and he serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health. Robert also serves as a practicing sport psychology consultant in amateur and professional sport, and in 2016, he will be in attendance for the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio, assisting Team Canada.

Tatiana Ryba (Finland)

Dr. Tatiana V. Ryba is Docent of Cultural Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and affiliated with KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports. Her research and publications relate to transnational career development, cultural transitions and psychosocial adjustment, gendered mobile identity, and performance. Her current research examines the ways in which adolescent high-performance athletes negotiate and actively construct their life trajectories in the context of elite sport and youth culture. Tatiana serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health. She is the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Fellow, the past chair of AASP International Relations Committee, a member of the ISSP Managing Council since 2009 and chairs the Cultural Committee of ISSP.

Thomas Schack (Germany)

Schack, Thomas, PhD, is a professor for Neurocognition and Action at Bielefeld University (Germany). Dr. Schack's main research interest is about mental representation and mental imagery in sports, expertise and the cognitive architecture of motor action. He has been published in the fields of sportpsychology, rehabilitation, cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Since 2009 he is a managing council member of the International Society of Sportpsychology (ISSP) and he became a vicepresident of the ISSP in 2013.

Young-Ho Kim (Korea)

YoungHo Kim is a professor in the Department of Sport Science at the Seoul National University of Science and Technology (South Korea). Dr Kim has currently served as Secretary General of Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology; Managing Council Member of International Society of Sport Psychology; Exercise and Health Section Editor of International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. His research seeks to understand the psychological and socio-cultural/ environmental factors associated with physical activity.

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