Dag André Nilsen

Department of Sport and Social Sciences

Area of responsibility

Externally funded Ph.D. student at Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of coaching and psychology. His daily workplace is in Elverum at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.


Child- and youth sport, motivation, mindsets, coaching, coach-athlete relationship, and coach education.

Short biography

Dag André Nilsen has a master degree in Sport Psychology from Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. He is currently working with his Ph.D. at the project Mindsets in Youth Sport – the coach’s role for athletes’ resilience and belief in sport abilities. Nilsen is supervised by Professor Anne Marte Pensgaard, Department of coaching and psychology (main supervisor), and associate Professor Thorsteinn Sigurjonsson (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences). Planned duration for the project is from January 2018 to December 2021.


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