Sports Scholar Profile | Kirsten Kaya Roessler, University of Southern Denmark

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  • Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark
  • Director of the research group Health:InCoRE (Interventions, Communication, Movement, Environment)


  • Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense
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Research interests

  • Health Psychology and Medical Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Physical Activity as prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Psychodynamic group approach

Ongoing projects

  • Exercise based interventions for alcohol use disorder
  • Nature as therapeutic space

Selected publicationsl

Roessler, K. K., Bramsen, R. H., Dervisevic, A., & Bilberg, R. M. (2016). Exercise based interventions for alcohol use disorder: A comment on motivational aspects of participation. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 58(1), 23-28.
Roessler, K. K. (2016). Emotional experiences and interpersonal relations in physical activity as health prevention and treatment: a psychodynamic group approach. I M. Raab, P. Wylleman, R. Seiler, A-M. Elbe, & A. Hatzigeorgiadis (red.), Sport & Exercise Psychology Research: From Theory to Practice (Kapitel 21, s. 461-486). London: Academic Press.
Roessler, K. K. (2015), Arkitektur og Psykologi: Casestudier i sygehuse, arbejdspladser og byrum. (s. 5-10). Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik. (Movements, Vol. 2015:2).
Roessler, K.K., Andersen, T.E., Lohmander, S. & Roos, E. (2015). Motives for sports participation as predictions of self-reported outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament injury of the knee. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25, 3, 435-440.
Sari, S., Bilberg, R., Jensen, K., Nielsen, A.S., Nielsen, B., & Roessler, K.K. (2013). Physical exercise as a supplement to outpatient treatment of alcohol use disorders – a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychology, 1, 23, 6.
Roessler, K.K. (2012). Healthy Architecture. Can environments evoke emtional responses? Global Journal of Health Science, 4 (4):83-89.
Roessler, K.K., Glintborg, D., Ravn, P., Birkebæk, C., & Andersen, M. (2012). Supportive relationships – Psychological effects of group counselling in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Communication & Medicine, 9 (2):125-131.
Henriksen, K., Stambulova, N. & Roessler, K. K. (2011). Riding the wave of an expert: A successful talent development environment in kayaking. Sport Psychologist 25(3), 341-362.
Roessler, K. K. (2011). A corrective emotional experience – or just a bit of exercise? The relevance of interpersonal learning in Exercise on prescription. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 52(4), 354-360.
Roessler, K.K. (2010). ”Exercise treatment for drug abuse – A Danish pilot study”.Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 38: 6, 664-69.
Myburgh, C., Roessler, K.K., Holst, A.L. & Hartwigsein, J. (2010). ”Neck pain and anxiety do not always go together”. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 18:6, doi:10.1186/1746-1340-18-6
Henriksen, K., Stambulova, N. & Roessler, K.K. (2010). ”Holistic Approach to Athletic Talent Development Environments: A Successful Sailing Milieu”.Psychology of Sport and Exercise 11, 212-22.
Roessler, K.K. & Ibsen, B. (2009). ”Exercise on Prescription. A Danish study on the effect of physical activity and nutrition counseling in type-2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension patients”. Journal of Public Health 17:3, 187-193
Gjelstrup Bredahl, T., Roessler, K.K. (2008). ”Exercise on Prescription. Effect of attendance on participants’ psychological factors in a Danish version of Exercise on Prescription”, A Study Protocol. BMC Health Services Research
Roessler, K.K. (2007). Environmental Psychology – and the Sporting Space. Malmö:
Roessler, K.K. & Ibsen, B (2007). Fysisk aktivitet som behandling. Motion og Kost på Recept i Københavns Kommune. Syddansk Universitetsforlag
Munch L., Mogensen, M. & Roessler K.K. (2007). Arkitektur, Kvinder, Idræt. Lokale- og Anlægsfonden, København
Stelter, R. & Roessler, K. K., eds. (2005). New Approaches to Sport and Exercise Psychology Oxford: Meyer.
Roessler, K.K. (2002). Når idræt gør ondt – skader, smerter, stress. Århus: Klim


Updated 2017-09-24

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