Lucie Clements


MPhil/PhD Candidate (TL)

Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Email: [email protected]


Lucie graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc in Psychology in 2013 and from Trinity Laban with an MSc in Dance Science in 2014.

Within dance science, Lucie’s main interest is in dance psychology teaching and research, and she is currently undertaking MPhil/PhD study at Trinity Laban. Lucie’s research is funded by the Leverhulme Trust as part of a large-scale investigation of the relationship between imagery and creativity in contemporary dance. Lucie’s PhD is a mixed methods investigation of the meaning and assessment of creativity in contemporary dance. She is examining the extent to which dance is understood within the creativity framework found in the psychology literature. Alongside the use of standardised creativity measures, she is developing a dance-specific measure of creativity. On completion of her PhD, Lucie will be eligible for Chartered Psychologist Membership of the British Psychological Society. As a trainee, Lucie lectures and runs performance psychology workshops for dancers. She also serves on the Student Committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

Qualifications / Educational Background

  • MSc Dance Science (Distinction)
  • BSc Psychology (with placement year)

Teaching Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, Performance Enhancement: Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology, MSc Dance Science, Trinity Laban
  • Guest Speaker, Healthier Dancer Programme, Dance UK.
  • Lecturer, Applied Psychology & Injury Prevention, BA Dance & Fitness/BA Dance & Performance, Bucks New University.


Creative Outputs


Clements, L., Quested, E., & Turner, J. (2015). Autonomy, relatedness, competence and the immune response in a ballet and contemporary dance school. IADMS 25th Annual Meeting. 9th-11th October. Pittsburgh, USA.

Clements, L. (2015) Creativity: In the Dancer’s Mind. DANScienCE Festival, 21st -23rd August, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Clements, L., & Weber, B. (2015). In the Dancer's Mind: An Introduction and Movement Exploration. TCCE 10th Annual Conference: Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal.  Guildhall School of Music & Drama.14th July. London, UK

Jola, C., Clements L., & Christensen, J. F. (2012a). Moved by Stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. 13th International Multisensory Research Forum. University of Oxford. 19th-22nd June. Oxford, UK.


Sowden, P. T., Clements, L., Redlich, C., & Lewis, C. (2015). Improvisation facilitates divergent thinking and creativity: Realizing a benefit of primary school arts education. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9(2), 128.

Jola, C., Clements, L., & Christensen, J. F. (2012b). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. Seeing and Perceiving, 25 (Supplement) 80–81

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