Dr. Jean Côté
Dr. Jean Côté
Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Dr. Côté is Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University where he served as the Director of the School from 2006-2019.  He also holds a cross appointment as a visiting professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia, and at Gloucestershire University in the UK. He has a PhD from the University of Ottawa, an MSc from the University of Montréal, and a BSc from the University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) and the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). 

Dr. Côté’s research interests include the examination of (a) the interaction between youth, their social dynamics (e.g. coaches, parents, peers), and the environment for the development of personal assets and excellence in sport, and b) the factors that affect personal development, participation, and performance in sport.  Since 1999, he has received as a Principal Investigator seven consecutive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to fund his research work.  His most recent Insight Grants involve the examination of parents as “consumers” in the youth sport system and the use of observation techniques to examine the influence of Transformational Coaching on athletes’ development.  He had the opportunity to work with and mentored 9 Post-Doctoral Fellows, 14 Doctoral students and 31 Master students who have pursued careers as academics and other service-related professions. In 2012, Jean received the Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision for the Social Sciences and Humanities at Queen’s University.     

Dr. Côté has published more than 160 refereed papers on a variety of sport psychology and youth sport topics and 50 book chapters. He is regularly invited to present his work to both sport governing organizations and academic conferences throughout the world and have delivered 60 keynote addresses at major national and international conferences. In 2009, he received the 4th EW Barker Professorship from the Physical Education and Sport Science department at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. 


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