Martin Camiré


Martin Camiré
Associate Professor

2012, Ph.D., Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
2008, M.A, Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
2006, B.A (Honours), Psychology, University of Ottawa

Room: MNT 345
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6379
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Martin Camiré is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Human Kinetics. Through his research, Dr. Camiré is interested in examining how positive youth development can be facilitated in the context of sport. Further, Dr. Camiré studies the role played by coaches in facilitating the development and transfer of life skills (e.g., goal setting, leadership, effective decision-making) in youth sport participants. His teaching interests lie in the areas of intervention, health promotion, and research methods.

Research Streams:

  • Promoting quality developmental experiences for sport participants
  • Training coaches to foster positive youth development through sport
  • Understanding life skills transfer from sport to life

Graduate Supervision:

I am taking on new students interested in working in the area of sport psychology. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Ottawa.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Camiré, M., Santos, F. (2019). Promoting positive youth development and life skills in youth sport: Challenges and opportunities amidst increased professionalization. Journal of Sport Pedagogy & Research, 5, 27-34.
  • Camiré, M., Rathwell, Turgeon, S., & Kendellen, K. (2019). Coach-athlete relationships, basic psychological needs satisfaction and thwarting, and the teaching of life skills in Canadian high school sport. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1747954119869542
  • Turgeon, S., Kendellen, K., Kramers, S., Rathwell, S., & Camiré, M. (2019). Making high school sport impactful. Kinesiology Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/kr.2019-0015
  • Kramers, S., Camiré, M., & Bean, C. (2019). Profiling patterns of congruence in youth golf coaches’ life skills teaching. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2019.1596178
  • Kendellen, K., & Camiré, M. (2019). Going beyond the interview: Methodological considerations for “getting at” life skills transfer using a longitudinal integrated qualitative approach. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/2159676X.2019.1593231
  • Felber Charbonneau, E., & Camiré, M. (2019). Parental involvement in sport and the satisfaction of basic psychological needs: Perspectives from parent-child dyads. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2019.1570533
  • Tou, N. X., Kee, Y. H., Koh, K. T., Camiré, M., & Chow, J. Y. (2019). Singapore teachers’ attitudes towards the use of information and communication technologies in physical education. European Physical Education Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1356336X19869734
  • Pankow, K., Tamminen, K. A., Camiré, M., MacDonald, D. J., Strachan, L., & Holt, N. L. (2019). Types of evidence used in Canadian provincial sport organisations. International Journal of Sport Sciences & Coaching, 14, 162-168. doi: 10.1177/1747954119825804
  • Whitley, M., Massey, W. V., Camiré, M., Boutet, M., & Borbee, A. (2019). Sport-based youth development interventions in the United States: A systematic review. BMC Public Health, 19, 1-20. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6387-z
  • Kendellen, K., & Camiré, M. (2019). Applying in life the skills learned in sport: A grounded theory. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 40, 23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.09.002
  • Santos, F., Camiré, M., MacDonald, D. J., Campos H., Conceição, M., & Silva, A. (2019). Process and outcome evaluation of a positive youth development-focused online coach education course. International Sport Coaching Journal, 6, 1-12. doi: 10.1123/iscj.2017-0101
  • Whitley, M. A., Massey, W. V., Camiré, M., Blom, L. C., Chawansky, M., Forde, S., Boutet, M., Borbee, A., & Darnell, S. C. (2019). A systematic review of sport for development interventions across six global cities. Sport Management Review, 22, 181-193. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2018.06.013
  • Santos, F., Camiré, M., & MacDonald D. J. (2018). Lived experiences within a longstanding coach-athlete relationship: The case of one Paralympic athlete. Agora para la Educaccion Fisica y el Deporte, 20, 279-297. doi:
  • Camiré, M., Kendellen, K., Rathwell, S., & Felber Charbonneau, E. (2018). Evaluation of the pilot implementation of the Coaching for Life Skills program. International Sport Coaching Journal, 5, 227-236. doi: 10.1123/iscj.2018-0006
  • Santos, F., Camiré, M., & Campos, H. (2018). Youth sport coaches’ role in facilitating positive youth development in Portuguese field hockey. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16, 221-234. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2016.1187655
  • Bean, C., Kramers, S. Camiré, M., Fraser-Thomas, J. & Forneris, T. (2018). The Program Quality Assessment in Youth Sport (PQAYS) measure development: Initial validity and reliability evidence. Cogent Social Sciences, 4, 1-35. doi: 10.1080/23311886.2018.1467304
  • Bean, C., Kramers, S., Forneris, T., & Camiré, M. (2018). The implicit/explicit continuum of life skills development and transfer. Quest, 70, 456-470. doi: 10.1080/00336297.2018.1451348
  • Pierce, S., Kendellen, K., Camiré, M., & Gould, D. (2018). Strategies for coaching for life skills transfer. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 9, 11-20. doi:10.1080/21520704.2016.1263982
  • Holt, N. L., Pankow, K., Tamminen, K. A., Strachan, L., MacDonald, D., Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & Camiré, M. (2018). A qualitative study of research priorities among representatives of Canadian Provincial Sport Organizations. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 36, 8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.01.002
  • Holt, N. L., Pankow, K., Camiré, M., Côté, J., Fraser-Thomas, J., MacDonald, D., Strachan, L., Tamminen, K. A. (2018). Factors associated with using research evidence in national sport organizations. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36, 1111-1117. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1357830
  • Rocchi, M., & Camiré, M. (2018). The contribution of extracurricular coaching on high school teachers’ job satisfaction. Educational Psychology, 38, 305-324. doi: 10.1080/01443410.2017.1383359
  • Holt, N. L., Camiré, M., Pankow, K., Pynn, S. R., Tamminen, K. A., Strachan, L., MacDonald, D. J., Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J. (2018). PYDSportNET: A knowledge translation research project bridging gaps between research and practice in youth sport. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 9, 132-146. doi: 10.1080/21520704.2017.1388893

SSHRC Grants as Principal Investigator

  • Camiré, M. (PI), Cairney, J., & Bruner, M. (2019-2024). High school sport participation and its association to psychosocial development and mental health. SSHRC Insight Grant ($95,142).
  • Camiré, M. (PI), Bean, C., Pierce, S., & Amorose, A. (2019-2020). Designing and validating the coaching life skills in sport questionnaire. SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant ($24,989).
  • Camiré, M. (PI) & Bean, C. (2017-2018). Examining the associations between implicit and explicit life skills development processes and program quality in youth golf. SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant ($24,592).
  • Camiré, M. (PI) & Trudel P. (2016-2018). The testing, dissemination, and evaluation of the teaching life skills through sport training program for high school coaches. SSHRC Insight Grant ($131,060).
  • Camiré, M. (PI), & Forneris, T. (2014-2015). Teacher-coaches' influence on the global development of student-athletes: An examination of perceived dual role benefits and challenges. SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($43,641).

SSHRC Grants as Co-Investigator

  • Trottier, C. (PI), Camiré, M., Drapeau, V., Goulet, C., & Lemyre, P. N. (2016-2018). Conception, implantation et évaluation d'un programme d'enseignement des habiletés de vie en contexte de sport scolaire. SSHRC Insight Grant ($132,000).
  • Holt, N. (PI), Camiré, M., Fraser-Thomas, J., MacDonald, D., Strachan, L., Tamminen, K., & Côté, J. (2015-2018). Promoting positive youth development through sport: PYD SportNET. SSHRC Partnership Development Grant  ($195,456).
  • Forneris, T. (PI), Camiré, M., & Fortier, M., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2015-2017). Positive youth development through sport: Examining and understanding program quality. SSHRC Insight Grant ($146,889)

Former Graduate Students

  • Kelsey Kendellen: 2014 - 2019 (Ph.D.)
    • SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship
    • SSHRC - Sport Participation Research Initiative Doctoral Supplement
    • SSHRC - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (University of Birmingham, UK)
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    • SCAPPS 2019 Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award in Sport Psychology
    • Nicole Bégin-Heick Scholarship
  • Laura Martin: 2017 - 2019 (M.A.)
    • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • Sara Kramers: 2016 - 2018 (M.A.)
    • SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
    • SSHRC - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Evelyne Felber Charbonneau: 2015 - 2017 (M.A.)
    • SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
    • SSHRC - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway)
  • Jonathan Roy: 2014 - 2016 (M.A.)
    • SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
  • Colin Deal: 2013 - 2015 (M.A.)
    • SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
  • Kelsey Kendellen: 2012 - 2014 (M.A.)
    • SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship
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