Researcher biography

Lobao is a PhD student at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. He accomplished a bachelor of Physical Education with 2nd A Honours and a Master of Physical Education. His master resulted in his first publication - Motivation and Anxiety with Portuguese Women’s Sevens. One of his professional highlights is the creation of a Rugby club in his hometown and working seven years as a Rugby development officer in Portugal. Recently, his interest in personality psychology and learning is shaping his research project looking for Authentic coaching practices. He is also working for the last four years at St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace as a Rugby coach.

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Research interests

Personality Psychology

Project title

Authenticity in coaching practices


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