Dr Luis Calmeiro

Lecturer

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

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+44 (0)1382 30 8498

Biography

I’m a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology    focusing on the study of cognitive and emotional processes in sport. I re-joined Abertay in 2013 and over the years I have taught a number of modules, including Sport psychology, Exercise and health psychology and Motor control and skill acquisition.

I completed my PhD at Florida State University.  My doctoral thesis - on the dynamic nature of cognitive and emotional states during competition - received the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 2007 Dissertation Award as “recognition of excellence in applied sport psychology.”

I also hold a BSc in PE and Sport, and a Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology - both from the Faculty of Human Movement in Lisbon. My master Thesis consisted on the application of a cognitive-behavioural intervention, the SPARK self-management programme, to increase out-of-school physical activity in adolescents.

My wider research interests include stress, cognitive appraisals and coping, youth sport, behaviour change, exercise adherence and mental health, body image/social physique anxiety and adolescents’ psychosocial health.

I have published various peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these themes including lead authoring “Health assets and active lifestyles during pre-adolescence and adolescence: Highlights from the HBSC/WHO health survey and implications to health promotion”, featuring in the last FEPSAC sponsored book, “Sport and exercise psychology research: From theory to practice” . 

I played handball competitively for 17 years and am a Qualified National level handball Coach.

Luis teaches across a range of modules focussing on topics related to sport and exercise psychology, coaching pedagogy, exercise adherence, behaviour change and health promotion, children's psychossocial development through sport.

Interests

Luis is mainly concerned with the broad areas of human performance and health behaviours. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research. His research areas include:

  • Stress, appraisals and coping
  • Cognitive and emotional processes in sport
  • Performance enhancement interventions
  • Exercise adherence
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Body image and social physique anxiety
  • Adolescents’ health behaviours and psychosocial health

2019

Perceptions of parenting practices and psychological variables of elite and sub-elite youth athletes

Teques, P., Calmeiro, L., Rosado, A., Silva, C. & Serpa, S. (2019) Perceptions of parenting practices and psychological variables of elite and sub-elite youth athletes. . . .
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2018

A promocao da atividade fisica em criancas e adolescents

Calmeiro, L. (2018) A promocao da atividade fisica em criancas e adolescents. . . p. 61. .
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The relationship between social physique anxiety and psychosocial health in adolescents

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. G. (2018) The relationship between social physique anxiety and psychosocial health in adolescents. . . p. 31-47. .
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Athletes’ use of goal-directed self-talk

Latinjak, A. T., Masó, M., Calmeiro, L. & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (2018) Athletes’ use of goal-directed self-talk. . . .
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Mediating effects of parents’ coping strategies on the relationship between parents’ emotional intelligence and sideline verbal behaviors in youth soccer

Teques, P., Calmeiro, L., Martins, H., Duarte, D. & Holt, N. L. (2018) Mediating effects of parents’ coping strategies on the relationship between parents’ emotional intelligence and sideline verbal behaviors in youth soccer. . . p. 153-162. .
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2017

Cognitive appraisals, emotions and reinvestment as antecedents of flow states in athletes

Calmeiro, L., Koehn, S. & Kaiseler, M. (2017) Cognitive appraisals, emotions and reinvestment as antecedents of flow states in athletes. . . p. 269-270. .
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Testing a full theoretical model of parental involvement in sport

Teques, P., Serpa, S., Calmeiro, L., Rosado, A. F. & Silva, C. (2017) Testing a full theoretical model of parental involvement in sport. . . p. 338-338. .
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Healthy lifestyles and body mass index as correlates of body image in a primary schoolchildren

Calmeiro, L. & Pereira, C. (2017) Healthy lifestyles and body mass index as correlates of body image in a primary schoolchildren. . . p. 490-490. .
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Active lifestyles and self-rated health in adolescents

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. (2017) Active lifestyles and self-rated health in adolescents. . . p. 489. .
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The dancing queen

Jola, C. & Calmeiro, L. (2017) The dancing queen. In: The Oxford handbook of dance and wellbeing. Karkou, V. (ed.), Oliver, S. (ed.), Lycouris, S. (ed.). p. 13-40. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Validation and adaptation of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in fitness group exercisers

Teques, P., Calmeiro, L., Silva, C. & Borrego, C. (2017) Validation and adaptation of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in fitness group exercisers. . . .
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Life satisfaction in adolescents

Calmeiro, L., Camacho, I. & Matos, M. G. d. (2017) Life satisfaction in adolescents. . . .
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Active lifestyles and self-rated health in adolescents

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. (2017) Active lifestyles and self-rated health in adolescents. In: A adolescencia e as interfaces com a saude e a educacao. Maia, L. (ed.), Catrib, A. (ed.), Costa, F. (ed.). p. 67-82. Fortaleza, Brasil: Edicoes UFC.
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Creating an employment ready graduate

Simpson, E., Mulholland, G., Szymkowiak, A., Calmeiro, L. & Turner, J. (2017) Creating an employment ready graduate. . . .
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2016

Parental involvement in sport

Teques, P., Serpa, S., Rosado, A., Silva, C. & Calmeiro, L. (2016) Parental involvement in sport. . . p. 234-249. .
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Health assets and active lifestyles during preadolescence and adolescence

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. G. d. (2016) Health assets and active lifestyles during preadolescence and adolescence. In: Sport and exercise psychology research: from theory to practice. Raab, M. (ed.), Wylleman, P. (ed.), Seiler, R. (ed.), Elbe, A. (ed.), Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (ed.). p. 433–460. London: Academic Press.
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Intervencoes na promocao da saude em criancas e jovens

Matos, M., Marques, A., Loureiro, N., Calmeiro, L., Cruz, J. & , . (2016) Intervencoes na promocao da saude em criancas e jovens. In: Promoção da saúde em crianças e adolescentes: uma abordagem multidisciplinar . Gonzalez, R. (ed.), Machado, M. (ed.). p. 157-184. Joao Pessoa, Brasil: Editora Imprel.
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Curriculum reform

Simpson, E., Mulholland, G., Szymkowiak, A., Calmeiro, L. & Wasicka, A. (2016) Curriculum reform. . . .
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2015

Predictors of parental involvement activities in sport

Teques, P., Serpa, S., Rosado, A. & Calmeiro, L. (2015) Predictors of parental involvement activities in sport. . . p. 187-209. .
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Health complaints among adolescents

Marques, A., Calmeiro, L., Loureiro, N., Frasquilho, D. & Matos, M. G. d. (2015) Health complaints among adolescents. . . p. 150-157. .
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Predicting life satisfaction in youth

Calmeiro, L., Camacho, I. & Matos, M. G. d. (2015) Predicting life satisfaction in youth. . . .
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Moral reasoning in sport

Calmeiro, L., Stoll, S. K. & Davis, P. (2015) Moral reasoning in sport. . . p. 285-304. .
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2014

Managing pressure

Calmeiro, L., Tenenbaum, G. & Eccles, D. W. (2014) Managing pressure. . . p. 1813-1820. .
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Diferentes perfis comportamentais em adolescents e associacao a pratica de actividade fisica

de Matos, M. G., Marques, A., Calmeiro, L. & Loureiro, N. (2014) Diferentes perfis comportamentais em adolescents e associacao a pratica de actividade fisica. . . p. 495-509. .
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Efeitos de mediação das percepções dos atletas acerca dos comportamentos parentais

Serpa, S., Rosado, A., Silva, C. & Calmeiro, L. (2014) Efeitos de mediação das percepções dos atletas acerca dos comportamentos parentais. . . .
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Desenvolvimento psicométrico de um modelo teórico compreensivo do envolvimento parental no desporto

Teques, P., Serpa, S., Rosado, A., Silva, C. & Calmeiro, L. (2014) Desenvolvimento psicométrico de um modelo teórico compreensivo do envolvimento parental no desporto. . . .
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Precompetitive achievement goals, stress appraisals, emotions, and coping among athletes

Nicholls, A. R., Perry, J. L. & Calmeiro, L. (2014) Precompetitive achievement goals, stress appraisals, emotions, and coping among athletes. . . p. 433-445. .
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2013

Physical activity

Matos, M. G. d., Calmeiro, L., Marques, A. & Loureiro, N. (2013) Physical activity. . . .
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Burnout and drop out in rowers

Calmeiro, L. & Collsel, D. (2013) Burnout and drop out in rowers. . . .
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Does physical activity promotion advantages need the identification of associated health compromising features such as injuries, alcohol use and interpersonal violence? Highlights from HBSC/ WHO Portuguese survey

de Matos, M. G., Calmeiro, L., Marques, A. & Nuno, L. (2013) Does physical activity promotion advantages need the identification of associated health compromising features such as injuries, alcohol use and interpersonal violence? Highlights from HBSC/ WHO Portuguese survey. . . .
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2012

Factorial validity and group invariance of the Portuguese short version of the social physique anxiety scale in adolescents

Calmeiro, L., Simões, C., Matos, M. G. d. & Gamito, P. (2012) Factorial validity and group invariance of the Portuguese short version of the social physique anxiety scale in adolescents. . . p. 199-213. .
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Competências de vida e estilos de vida activos

Calmeiro, L. (2012) Competências de vida e estilos de vida activos. In: Aventura social: promoção de competências e do capital social para um empreendedorismo com saúde na escola e na comunidade. Matos, M. (ed.), Tomé, G. (ed.). 1 ed., p. 174-193. Lisbon, Portugal: Placebo Editora.
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2011

Concurrent verbal protocol analysis in sport

Calmeiro, L. & Tenenbaum, G. (2011) Concurrent verbal protocol analysis in sport. . . p. 223-236. .
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Accuracy of self-reported measures of height and weight in children and adolescents

Domingues, A. P., Silva, A. M., Matos, M. G. d. & Calmeiro, L. (2011) Accuracy of self-reported measures of height and weight in children and adolescents. . . p. 41-51. .
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2010

Event-sequence analysis of appraisals and coping during trapshooting performance

Calmeiro, L., Tenenbaum, G. & Eccles, D. W. (2010) Event-sequence analysis of appraisals and coping during trapshooting performance. . . p. 392-407. .
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2009

A conceptual framework for studying emotions–cognitions–performance linkage under conditions that vary in perceived pressure

Tenenbaum, G., Hatfield, B. D., Eklund, R. C., Land, W. M., Calmeiro, L., Razon, S. & Schack, T. (2009) A conceptual framework for studying emotions–cognitions–performance linkage under conditions that vary in perceived pressure. In: Mind and motion: the bidirectional link between thought and action. Raab, M. (ed.), Johnson, J. (ed.), Heekeren, H. (ed.). p. 159-178. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V..
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Is it valid yet? The social physique anxiety scale for Portuguese adolescents

Calmeiro, L., Matos, M. G. d. & Simões, C. (2009) Is it valid yet? The social physique anxiety scale for Portuguese adolescents. . . p. 16. .
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Correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and food habits among Portuguese adolescents

Matos, M. G., Simões, C., Loureiro, N., Diniz, J. A. & Calmeiro, L. (2009) Correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and food habits among Portuguese adolescents. . . p. 51. .
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Effet de l’activité physique sur l’anxiété et la dépression

Matos, M. G. d., Calmeiro, L. & Fonseca, D. D. (2009) Effet de l’activité physique sur l’anxiété et la dépression. . . p. 734-739. .
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An idiographic approach to the fluctuation of appraisals and coping during a trapshooting competition

Calmeiro, L. & Tenenbaum, G. (2009) An idiographic approach to the fluctuation of appraisals and coping during a trapshooting competition. . . .
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Interrelationships of adolescent physical activity, screen-based sedentary behaviour, and social and psychological health

Iannotti, R. J., Janssen, I., Haug, E., Kololo, H., Annaheim, B., Borraccino, A., , . & Calmeiro, L. (2009) Interrelationships of adolescent physical activity, screen-based sedentary behaviour, and social and psychological health. . . p. 191–198. .
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Factorial validity and group invariance of the Portuguese short version of the Social Physique Anxiety Scale in adolescents

Calmeiro, L., de Matos, M. G. & Simões, C. (2009) Factorial validity and group invariance of the Portuguese short version of the Social Physique Anxiety Scale in adolescents. . . .
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2008

Alcohol use and abuse in adolescence

Simões, C., Batista-Foguet, J. M., Matos, M. G. d. & Calmeiro, L. (2008) Alcohol use and abuse in adolescence. . . p. 325-331. .
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2007

Emotional and cognitive processes during trapshooting performance

Calmeiro, L. & Tenenbaum, G. (2007) Emotional and cognitive processes during trapshooting performance. . . p. 218. .
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Health related behaviours

Matos, M. G. d., Calmeiro, L., Batista-Foguet, J. M., Loureiro, N. & Mota, J. (2007) Health related behaviours. . . p. 12-27. .
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Fluctuation of cognitive-emotional states during competition

Calmeiro, L. & Tenenbaum, G. (2007) Fluctuation of cognitive-emotional states during competition. . . p. 85-100. .
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Sequences of cognitive processes in golf-putting

Calmeiro, L. & Tenenbaum, G. (2007) Sequences of cognitive processes in golf-putting. . . .
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2006

Flutuacao dos estados cognitivos e emocionais durante o desempenho desportivo

Calmeiro, L. (2006) Flutuacao dos estados cognitivos e emocionais durante o desempenho desportivo. . . .
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2005

Competências de vida e estilos de vida activos

Calmeiro, L. (2005) Competências de vida e estilos de vida activos. In: Comunicação gestão de conflitos e saúde na escola. de Matos, M. (ed.). 3 ed., Lisbon, Portugal: Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (FMH).
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Thought processes during golf putting

Calmeiro, L. & Tenenbaum, G. (2005) Thought processes during golf putting. . . .
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Intenções para a prática de actividades físicas

Araujo, D., Calmeiro, L. & Palmeira, A. (2005) Intenções para a prática de actividades físicas. . . p. 257-269. .
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2004

The RSBH value-judgment inventory

Calmeiro, L., Stoll, S. & Beller, J. (2004) The RSBH value-judgment inventory. . . .
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Psicologia do exercicio e da saude

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. G. d. (2004) Psicologia do exercicio e da saude. . . Lisbon: Visão e Contextos.
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2000

A promoção da actividade física na escola

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. (2000) A promoção da actividade física na escola. . . p. 7-25. .
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A coesão como elemento central na dinâmica de grupos desportivos

Calmeiro, L. (2000) A coesão como elemento central na dinâmica de grupos desportivos. . . p. 48-73. .
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1999

Effects of SPARK Self-Management Program on the promotion of out-of-school physical activity

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. (1999) Effects of SPARK Self-Management Program on the promotion of out-of-school physical activity. . . .
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1998

Efectos del programa de gestión personal en la promoción de la actividad física en adolescentes

Calmeiro, L. & Matos, M. (1998) Efectos del programa de gestión personal en la promoción de la actividad física en adolescentes. . . p. 87-101. .
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Honours/awards
 

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 2007 Dissertation Award.
  • Best poster presentation at the V Portuguese-Spanish Conference on Sport and Exercise Psychology, Higher Institute of Applied Psychology - ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • ECSS Young Investigator Award Competition: Calmeiro, L. (1999). “Effects of Spark Self-Management program on the Promotion of Adolescents’ Physical Activity”. Poster presented at the IV Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 14-17 July, Rome, Italy.
  • Foundation for the Science and the Technology Doctoral Scholarship, Portuguese Ministry of the Science and the Technology

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