Lori DithurbidePhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology


Email: lori.dithurbide@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-2477
Fax: (902) 494-5120
Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
Stairs House, 6230 South Street, Room 201
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, N.S., B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Psychosocial aspects of sport
  • Human-technology interactions in sport
  • Group dynamics
  • Trust in teams and technology
  • Performance psychology
  • Athlete & coach well-being


Curriculum Vitae

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Psychology
Saint Mary's University
Master of Arts (MA), Brock University
PhD in Kinesiology (Sport & Exercise Psychology),
Michigan State University

Research interests

Synopsis: Dr. Dithurbide's research is focused on the psychosocial aspects of sport and performance. The central themes of her research examine 1)the interactions between humans (athletes and coaches) and technology, both in training and competition; and 2)group dynamics in sport and performance contexts. Results of her research help inform technology users how to best incorporate and interact with technology and its impact on outcomes such as learning, confidence, and performance. Dr. Dithurbide is also Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, and holds the High-Performance Certification (Mental Performance) with Sport Scientist Canada.