Postgraduate Open Evening

Dr Lucie Clements

Associate Lecturer - Dance Science

Lucie is a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) who initially joined the University of Chichester as an Associate Lecturer in Psychology and later joined the Dance Department as an Associate Lecturer in Dance Science. Lucie has a BSc Psychology from the University of Surrey and both an MSc and PhD Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. For her PhD she received a full bursary from the Leverhulme Trust, where she explored the intersection between dance practice and the scientific method, to understand how dancers’ embodied creativity can be assessed using psychological measures.

Within Dance Science, Lucie’s expertise is in the application of sports psychology principles to dance. Lucie delivers workshops and consultancy in psychology for performing artists, and is a Healthier Dancer Programme Speaker for One Dance UK. She has worked with young dancers and staff at vocational schools such as the Brit School for Performing Arts, Elmhurst School for Dance, London Studio Centre and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2016 Lucie was sponsored by the British Council and FAPEG to visit Brazil, where she contributed to the development of a Brazil-UK Dance Medicine & Science Network.

Lucie is also a Lecturer in Dance Science at Trinity Laban, teaching Psychology and Research Methods and supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  She is a Critical Studies Tutor at London Studio Centre, and a staff member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), where she currently serves on the Publications Committee, edits and reviews. Lucie’s previous lecturing experience includes Birkbeck University of London, University of Roehampton, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Bucks New University.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Clements (2016). Investigating creativity, novelty and the imagination in dance science. Movimenta 9(4). 98-105. (Dual publication in English and Portuguese).

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, 9(2), 128-142.

Jola, Clements & Christensen (2012). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. Seeing and Perceiving, 25, 80–81



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, 06th 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: building innovative collaborations between United Kingdom and Brazil, Goiânia, Goais, Brazil, August 27 - 31st, 2016.

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 L & Christensen (2012). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. 13th International Multisensory Research Forum. 19th-22nd June. Oxford, UK.