Dr Ola Krukowska-Burke

PhD, CPsychol


School of Human and Social Sciences


Dr Ola Krukowska-Burke joined Bucks in September 2017, upon finishing a research associate post at Loughborough University where she worked with PE teachers developing their psycho-social skills. She graduated from doctoral studies at Loughborough University in 2016; her research focused on joining sport psychology, coaching science, and social psychology in exploring how the interplay between transformational leadership and coach-athlete relationship affect athletes’ positive psychological outcomes (e.g. motivation, well-being). Previously, she has graduated with a master’s degree in Psychology with specialisations in cognitive-behavioural therapy and psychology of sports from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (Poland). Ola is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Dr Krukowska-Burke’s research in sport has already gained recognition from major sport psychology organisations (e.g. Association for Applied Sport Psychology). Apart from exploring the role of coaches in athletes’ development, she also focuses on performance psychology in other domains, for example performing arts. Other areas of research interest include: resilience, positive youth development, and career transition. Dr Krukowska-Burke is a former volleyball player and now she enjoys tennis, cycling and running.