Dr Emmanouil Georgiadis

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Dr. Emmanouil (Manos) Georgiadis is an internationally known expert in applying motivational constructs in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Manos has helped athletes of individual and team sports improving their abilities and reaching their potential as a recognised Sport Psychologist. Under his guidance, Olympic-level and professional athletes enhanced their performance through focusing on the psychological and cognitive components of their sport. Having a sporting background as an elite swimmer, Manos has always been keen on discovering the motivating elements of behaviour persistence and excellence, stemming from human intellect and psyche. He combines the knowledge of Sport and Exercise Sciences, to Psychology and Counselling, promoting a global perspective of consciousness and continual development. He has worked since 2001 as a counsellor in Sport and Exercise Psychology dealing with issues pertaining to health, wellbeing, human performance and positive psychological states.

Before arriving at the University of Suffolk, Manos was a researcher at the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens, Greece and Loughborough University, U.K. where he was awarded his Doctoral Degree. As an identified expert he delivered bespoke courses in institutions such as the Greek Police Academy, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Thessaly, and the Northumbria University at Newcastle (franchised programme).

He has been also a Personal Trainer for more than 15 years, contributing to more active and healthy lifestyles through applying the motivational constructs of Exercise Psychology. Further, Dr Georgiadis theoretical and practical endeavours expand in the interdisciplinary study of human life, as he is interested in the maintenance of quality of life throughout the whole lifespan.

Dr Emmanouil Georgiadis in his undergraduate studies attended Physical Education and Sport Sciences (Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) and Applied Psychology (City University of Seattle, USA). He was awarded with the Degree of Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Psychology (University of Exeter, U.K.) and he earned his PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Loughborough University, UK).

Manos' research interests are related to the study of motivation in sport and exercise settings. He believes in the empowerment of athletes through the constructs of Sport Psychology; that proper management of their cognitions and emotions can lead them to sporting excellence.

In the field of Exercise and Health, he is especially interested to examine the social and environmental effects on sedentariness and exercise behaviour in the whole life span. He has designed and implemented physical activity promotion programmes, as well as, wellbeing and quality of life courses in Britain and Greece, in collaboration with national and private institutes. His work has been presented in National, European and World Congresses of Sport and Exercise Psychology and General Psychology.

Manos is currently involved in health promotion and psychophysiology projects. 



Selected publications (see ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6166-0975 for full listing)

Bertollo, M., Forzini, F., Biondi, S., Di Liborio, M., Vaccaro, M. G., Georgiadis, E., & Conti, C. (2021). How does a sport psychological intervention help professional cyclists to cope with their mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown?. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 699. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.607152 

Georgiadis, E. (2021). Design Thinking Applications in Physical Activity and Exercise Literacy. Recent Advances in Sport Science. https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/design-thinking-applications-in-physical-activity-and-exercise-literacy 

Biondi, S., Conti, C., Georgiadis, E., & Bertollo, M. (2020). The Transition from Sport Psychology to Psychotherapy: The Journey of a Young Athlete Fighting Cancer. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4, 1-8, https://doi.org/10.1123/cssep.2019-0029

Baralou, E., Daskalaki, K., Georgiadis, E., Katsoni, V., Malliou, P., & Panagiotou, G. (2020). GoFit Erasmus project: a transdisciplinary approach for exercise, health and tourism. In Cultural and Tourism Innovation in the Digital Era (pp. 281-289). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36342-0_23

Morton, L., Cogan, N., Kornfält, S., Porter, Z., & Georgiadis, E. (2020). Baring all: The impact of the hospital gown on patient well‐being. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12416

Cogan, N., Morton, L., & Georgiadis, E. (2019). Exploring the effect of the hospital gown on wellbeing: a mixed methods study. The Lancet, 394, S32. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32829-6     

He has designed innovative CPD programs in health promotion and well-being. His approach combines contemporary epidemiology evidence and motivational techniques, with psychophysiology mechanisms facilitating learning and new health habits (https://www.uos.ac.uk/courses/cpd/short-course).

Manos is currently Deputy Associate Dean for Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Dr Georgiadis is involved in international research collaborations and intervision sessions with a network of Sport and Exercise Psychologists throughout Europe. Since 2017 he has been involved in Erasmus teaching programs along with European University Institutions in Spain, Germany, Greece, Norway and Cyprus.

Dr Emmanouil Georgiadis is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, a Certified Sport and Exercise Psychology Counsellor, a Member of European Federation of Sport Psychology and the American Psychological Association and a Member of the Cognitive Therapeutic Method of EMDR.