Robert Joel Schinke Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Robert Joel Schinke

Canada Research Chair
Laurentian University

I am a professor of sport psychology and the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity. I consult extensively with Canadian national team athletes and professional combative sport athletes throughout each year. Presently I am the Co-editor for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Subjects: Sports and Leisure


Robert J. Schinke, EdD, is the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity and a Professor of Sport Psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University in Canada. As a Canadian Sport Psychology Association registered practitioner, Schinke has extensive experience working with national teams and professional athletes of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Robert has authored more than 100 refereed publications and co-edited fifteen textbooks, including the Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology. His research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. In addition, Robert served as an associate editor for Psychology of Sport and Exercise, and he is presently the co-editor for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, as associate editor for Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and with the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. He is also on several editorial boards off other peer-reviewed journals. Robert is also the current Past-President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and serves as a member of the Managing Council for the International Society of Sport Psychology. He, his wife Erin, and their two sons, Harrison and Pierce, reside in Sudbury, Ontario.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Cultural Sport Psychology, Community Research, Qualitative Methodologies, Indigenous and Immigrant acculturation, performance enhancement, elite and professional sport.

Personal Interests

    Competitive road racing


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