PhD Researcher in Behavioural and Positive Psychology, Bangor University
Rhi is currently studying for a PhD at Bangor University, North Wales. Her research considers the role of positive psychology in physical wellbeing, with a specific focus on motivational quality and cognitive style in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviour.
Rhi has also been involved in a number of transdisciplinary programmes, contributing to multi-national and multi-disciplinary teams, including an initiative to reduce food waste via altering perceptions of 'ugly' fruit and vegetables, and a project to enhance quality of life in deprived areas of Mexico.
Having previously worked as a sailing and windsurfing instructor, Rhi has a passion for extreme sports, and as a keen surfer and runner is also interested in how psychological principles such as resilience, can enhance both athletic and academic performance.
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