Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi Bio

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, Co-Coordinator of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium, and instructor in the area of Physical Activity Social & Behavioral Science. Dr. LaVoi’s multidisciplinary research includes influences from sport & exercise psychology, sport sociology, sport management, youth development, child development, moral development, and feminist studies. LaVoi’s research has focused on the relational qualities of the coach-athlete relationship, the affect of adult behaviors (parents and coaches) in youth sport on children and youth, the emotional experiences of youth sport parents, the physical activity of underserved girls, the structural and personal barriers experienced by female coaches in youth sport, and media representations of girls and women in sport.

For more information, visit her faculty page at the UofM or her personal web page.

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