Dr. Katherine Tamminen
Dr. Katherine Tamminen
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Katherine Tamminen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on two main areas: young athletes’ experiences in sport; and stress, coping, and emotion in sport. Her research examines how adolescent athletes learn to cope with stressors in sport and how parents and coaches influence athletes' coping. She also conducts research on interpersonal emotion regulation and social processes of coping in team sports, to understand how athletes' coping impacts their teammates and how it contributes to sport enjoyment, commitment, and team cohesion. She also recently received funding to partner with PREVNet to conduct research examining the culture of youth hockey and young athletes’ experiences of violence and aggression in sport. Her research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has been published in journal such as Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Journal of Sports Sciences, and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health.


Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
100 Devonshire Place, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Room 430
M5S 2C9