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Ms Candice Lingam-Willgoss

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer (Sport and Fitness)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • c.lingam-willgoss

Professional biography

Candice joined the Sport and Fitness team at the end of 2013 having worked as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University since 2010.  Prior to working for the Open University she was based at Southampton University where she was the Assistant Programme Director for Sport.

Candice's main areas of interest are within sport and exercise psychology and sociology of sport.

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Research interests

Candice's research interests lie within the areas of sport and exercise psychology and more recently career trajectories in various sports.
Non peer reviewed articles written by Candice include:
Lingam-Willgoss, C (2014) The Fear Factor: coping with anxiety at altitude. The Conversation. Available from:
Lingam-Willgoss, C (2014) Under Presure: anxiety and a nation's hope at the World Cup. The Conversation.  Available from:
Lingam-Willgoss, C (2014) Do Andy Murray and Amelie Mauresmo have what it takes to win Wimbledon again? The Conversation. Available from:
Lingam-Willgoss, C (2014). Nadal and Murray past peak age, but don't write them off yet. The Conversation. Available from:

Teaching interests

Candice also works as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University so has had involvement in a number of modules. 

E314 - Exploring Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise

     - 2015- 2016. Module Team Chair  (production)

E233 - Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Case Study Approach

  • 2013 - present: Module team chair (presentation)
  • 2010 - present: Associate Lecturer

E112 - Introduction to Sport, Fitness & Management

  • 2013- present: Associate Lecturer

E113 - Working & Learning in Sport & Fitness 

  • 2014 - present - Module team co-chair (production and presentation)
  • 2012-2013 - Associate Lecturer


Maintaining positive mental health throughout sporting transitions: A case study of elite sporting females (2018)
Lingam-Willgoss, Candice
In : Competing in the Dark – Mental Health in Sport (21 Mar 2018, Open University, Milton Keynes)
How elite athletes balance motherhood and elite level sport (2018)
Lingam-Willgoss, Candice
In : BPS DSEP 2018 Conference (3-4 Dec 2018, Belfast)
The transitional experiences of recreational and elite sporting (2017)
Lingam-Willgoss, Candice
In : BPS DSEP Conference 2017 (Dec 2017, Glasgow)
A study investigating risk and transitional experiences of elite sporting females (2016)
Lingam-Willgoss, Candice
In : Gender Inequalities in Sport Conference (17 Mar 2016, Milton Keynes)


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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