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Diana Herrera Velasquez

Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD student



Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD Student at Edge Hill University Sport and Physical Activity Department. Her research focuses on mental health and well-being in Rugby League youth academy players from a sociological and psychological approach. Diana has an MSc. Sport and Exercise Psychology (Staffordshire University) and MSc. Performance Psychology (University of Edinburgh). She has five years’ experience working with high-performance athletes from individual and team sports. She co-edited the first sport and physical activity psychology book in Colombia published by the Colombian Association of Psychology Faculties (ASCOFAPSI in Spanish).


  • Exploring the mental health and wellbeing of youth academy rugby league players
  • Exploring the Impact of the Player Mental Fitness Workshops Delivered as Part of the Rugby League World Cup 2021