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Dr Lucie Clements

Senior Lecturer (Cognitive & Organisational/Performance Psychology) & Programme Coordinator for BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology

L.Clements@chi.ac.uk

BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA

Leads the Creativity and Wellbeing in Performance Lab

BACKGROUND

Lucie is a cognitive and performance psychologist with interests in creativity and wellbeing in various domains including education, the workplace, in particular in the performing arts. She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Surrey and an MSc and PhD from City University of London, where she undertook her research at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. For her PhD she received a full bursary from the Leverhulme Trust.

Lucie’s previous lecturing experience in research methods, statistics and psychology includes Birkbeck University of London, University of Roehampton, University of Wolverhampton, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and Bucks New University. She has also taught as Visiting Lecturer at Point Park University, USA and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Alongside her role at Chichester, Lucie runs a small business where she delivers workshops and consultancy in performance psychology for performing artists. She is a Healthier Dancer Programme Speaker for One Dance UK, the UK’s leading body for dance.

MODULE TEACHING

Lucie leads the following modules:

  • PSY101 Usability & Cognition
  • PSY03 Work & Organisational Psychology
  • Lucie also delivers on the BSc Dance Science at Chichester, where she leads the module DAL422 Applications of Psychology in Dance.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Programme Coordinator Professional Doctorate
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Psychology programmes​​

Publications

  • Clements & Redding. (2019). Creativity in Higher Education Contemporary Dance: An interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Dance Education
  • Clements & Weber. (2018) Making Space for the Psychology of Creativity in Dance Science. International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies.
  • Clements, Lefebvre Sell, Redding & May. (2018) Expertise in Evaluating Choreographic Creativity: An Online Variation of the Consensual Assessment Technique. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Clements (2016). Investigating creativity, novelty and the imagination in dance science. Movimenta
  • Sowden, Clements, Redlich, & Lewis. (2015). Improvisation facilitates divergent thinking and creativity: Realizing a benefit of primary school arts education. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Jola, Clements & Christensen (2012). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. Seeing and Perceiving

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Clements & Clegg (2019) A longitudinal of study performance anxiety in vocational dance students: Causes, experiences and interventions. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Performance Science, 16th -20th July, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Clements & Clegg (2018) A mixed methods study of performance anxiety in vocational dance students. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 28th Annual Conference, 25-28th October, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Clements, Lefebvre-Sell, Redding, & May (2018). ‘I wouldn’t really call it dancing’: the role of expertise in assessing contemporary dance creativity. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 27th Annual Conference, 25-28th October, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Clements & May (2018) Solo or group dancing? Factor analyses of contemporary dance students' creative achievements. . Poster presented at The UK Creativity Researchers Conference. 22rd May. Canterbury, UK.
  • Clements, Nordin-Bates, Redding & May (2017). Enabling creativity research in dance: The development of the Dancers’ Creative Process Questionnaire. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 27th Annual Conference, 15-17th October, Houston, USA
  • Beach, Clements & Clark (2017). The impact of mirrors on dancers’ perceptions of the motivational climate.Poster presented at The International Symposium on Performance Science, August 30th – Sept 2nd.Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Clements (2017). The psychology of creativity in contemporary dance. Poster presented at The UK Creativity Researchers Symposium: The Psychology of Creativity. 17th May. Edinburgh, UK
  • Redding, Lefevbre-Sell, Gough, Baker & Clements (2017). Collaborative research in science and creative practice. Paper presented at The Labanarium: Thinking in terms of Movement: Teaching and Researching Movement and Dance in University and Conservatoire Settings, 6th Jan. Surrey, UK.
  • Clements & Wilkinson (2016). Big 5 personality traits of male and female contemporary dance students. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 26th Annual Conference, 20-23rd October, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
  • Clements (2016). Researching Imagery & Creativity in Dance Science. Paper presented at The Potentials and Challenges of Research in Dance Medicine & Science, Goiânia, Goais, Brazil, August 27- 31st,
  • Clements (2016). Can we measure a dancer’s creativity? Cognition Institute Conference, 7th -8th July, Plymouth, UK.
  • Clements, Quested, & Turner (2015). Autonomy, relatedness, competence and the immune response in a ballet and contemporary dance school. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 25th Annual Conference. 9th-11th October. Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Clements (2015). Creativity: In the Dancer’s Mind. Paper presented at DANScienCE Festival, 21st -23rd August, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Clements & Weber (2015). In the Dancer's Mind: An Introduction and Movement Exploration. Paper presented at The Cultural Capital Exchange 10th Annual Conference.14th July. London, UK.​
  • Jola, Clements & Christensen (2012). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. 13th International Multisensory Research Forum. 19th-22nd June. Oxford, UK.

Research

Lucie’s interests cover motivation, personality and performance psychology, with a specific interest in fostering creativity and wellbeing in education and the workplace She researches how personal attributes (e.g. perfectionism, self-determination, performance anxiety, body image) and socio-environmental attributes (e.g. teachers, colleagues, parents) relate to the development of autonomy and talent.  She also researches creative thinking processes and their relationship to the assessment of creative products, as well as interventions for developing creativity.

PHD Supervision

Creativity; creative thinking; performance psychology; motivation; self-determination theory; performance anxiety.

Since 2018

Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences– University of Chichester 

  • Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Jon Old