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Dr Chen-an Yu

Lecturer of Exercise Psychology

C.Yu@chi.ac.uk

Chen-an completed his PhD study at University of Birmingham in 2015, prior to take the post at University of Chichester, he worked as a Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Kingston University (2016.01-2016.09), as a Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Leeds (2016.09-2018.09), and as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at National Taiwan Normal University (2018.11-2019.11).

Chen-an has various professional qualification and experience in sport, for instance he holds the level C coaching qualification in baseball which was awarded by Chinese Taipei Baseball Association.

 

Professional

Education:

2011 - 2015    School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

2006 – 2008    Graduate Institute of Coaching Science, National Taiwan Sport University (Taoyuan, Taiwan)

2002 - 2006     National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan)

 

Teaching:

  • SPL205 Psychology of Physical Activity and Health
  • MScBP01 Enhancing Physical Activity and Well-being
  • MScPU02 Physical Activity in Public Health Intervention Conceptualization and Design
  • SPL235 Developing and Monitoring Fitness in the Coaching Process

 

Publications

  • Chi, L., Chen, S., Chen, J., Chuang H., Yu, C. (in preparation). Proactive personality and autonomy-supportive behavior by coaches as predictors of university athletes’ career exploration behavior –An examination of the proactive motivation model. Journal of Happiness Studies.
  • Yu, C., Chi, L. (under review). The Effect of Positive Emotions on Broadening the Scope of Attention and Negative Arousal Undoing in Sports. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
  • Erturan-Ilker, G.; Yu, C.; Alemdaroğlu, U.; Köklü, Y. (2018). Basic psychological needs and self-determined motivation in PE to predict health-related fitness level. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 10(1):91-100.
  • Fenton, S. A. M., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J. J. C. S., Metsios, G. S., Rouse, P. C., YU, C.-A., Kitas, G. D. & Duda, J. L. (2018). Autonomy support, light physical activity and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A cross-sectional study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 14, 11-18.
  • Fenton, S. A. M., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J. J. C. S., Kitas, G. D., Duda, J. L., Rouse, P. C., YU, C.-A. & Metsios, G. S. (2017) Sedentary behaviour is associated with increased long-term cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis independently of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18, 131.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L., Metsios, G.S. (2015) Subjective and Objective Levels of Physical Activity an Their Association with Cardiorespiratory fitness in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 17:59.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L. (2015) Motivation-related Predictors of Physical Activity Engagement and Vitality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Health Psychology Open, 1-9.
  • Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Ntoumanis, N., Metsios, G.S., Yu, C., N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L. (2015) Measuring the positive psychological well-being of people with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross –sectional validation of the subjective vitality scale. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 17:312. 
  • Duda J. L., rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen van Zanten, J. J. C. S., Metsios, g. S., Ntoumanis, N., Yu, C., Fenton, S. A. M., Koutedakis Y., and Kitas, G. D. (2015). FRI0639-HPR A Self-determination Theory Based Intervention to Promote Autonomous Motivation and Physical Activity Engagement among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Annals of Rheumatic Disease; 74 (Suppl2):1332.3-1332.
  • Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Yu, C., Koutedakis, Y., Fenton, S. A., Coast, J., Mistry, H., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2014). Fostering Autonomous Motivation, Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in rheumatoid arthritis: protocol and rationale for a randomised control trial. Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15, 445-454.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L. (2014) Associations between Objective and Self-Reported Physical Activity Data in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 73 (S2):1196-1196. 
  • Rouse, P. C., Duda, J. L., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Yu, C. & Kitas, G.D. (2013). Feelings of competence and relatedness during physical activity are related to well-being in rheumatoid arthritis patients: Preliminary findings from a randomised control trial. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 72 (S3), 1093-1093.
  • Yu, C. A., Chi, L. (2008). The role of positive affect in sport-based on Broaden-and-Build Theory. The University Physical Education & Sports, 99, 142-146.
  • Chen, C. W., Yu, C. A. (2007) Passion in sport. The University Physical Education & Sports, 93, 113-118.

Conference Oral presentations

  • Yu, C., Rouse P.C., Kitas, G.D., & Duda, J. L. (2015). The validity and reliability of behavioural regulation in exercise questionnaire -2 among rheumatoid arthritis patients. European College of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Malmö, Sweden, June 2015.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2013). Physical activity engagement in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: Measurement issues and motivational determinants. Presented at MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham UK.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2013). The effect of a Self-Determination Theory based exercise intervention on objectively measured physical activity levels in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Book of Abstracts of the 18th Annual Congress of the European Congress of Sport Science, p. 35.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2012). Associations between objective and subjective physical activity measurements among Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK.

Conference Poster presentations

  • Yu, C., Fenton, S. A. M., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2016). The relationship of Self Determination Motivation towards physical activity, time spend sedentary and depression symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients. European College of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 2016.
  • Yu, C., Rouse P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S, Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2014). Associations between Objective and Self-reported Physical Activity Data in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2014 congress.
  • Rouse, P. C., Duda, J. L., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Yu, C. & Kitas, G.D. (2012). Objective and subjective physical activity as predictors of fitness in rheumatoid arthritis. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8thAnnual Scientific Meeting.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., John, H., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L., (2011). Motivation-related predictors of physical activity engagement and subjective vitality in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: A Test of Basic Needs Theory. 2011 UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Research

Chen-an has previously explored the impact of Self-determination theory based exercise intervention among the Rheumatoid Arthritis patients (Physical Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis, PARA) study, with the expertise of using and analysing the objective physical activity data from the accelerometer. Chen-an also involved in the Promoting Adolescent Physical Activity (PAPA) project which focused customise and evaluate the Empowering CoachingTM education programme, aim to help the coaches to maximise the motivational climate in the grassroots youth football. In addition, his areas of interests include positive psychology in sport, sport passion, and implementation intention and action planning in promoting physical activity.

Chen-an acts as a peer reviewer for PeerJ.