Julie Partridge to Join NBCA Board of Directors

Julie Partridge to Join NBCA Board of Directors

The National Blood Clot Alliance is pleased to welcome Julie A. Partridge, Ph.D., CMPC to its Board of Directors.

Julie Partridge is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Human Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and holds cross-appointments in the SIU School of Medicine and the School of Psychological & Behavioral Sciences. She is also the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for SIU and served as the Chair of the NCAA’s national Postgraduate Scholarship Committee from 2018-2021. In January of 2019, she survived a massive saddle PE, which led to her interest in patient advocacy, raising blood clot awareness, and understanding more about the post-clot recovery process.

Dr. Partridge’s research explores motivation, social influences, and self-conscious emotions (e.g., shame, embarrassment, pride) in sport and physical activity; specifically, her research interest has more recently focused on motivational, social and emotional processes as they impact physical activity and sport behaviors in VTE survivors. Dr. Partridge is also on the Executive Board of the National Alliance for Youth Sport in West Palm Beach, FL, and has provided online content for their training modules with both the U.S. Army and Navy.  She has also served as a performance consultant for a variety of athletes at the professional, collegiate, and scholastic levels.

Dr. Partridge graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Psychology. She received her M.A. in Exercise & Sport Science (Sport Psychology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then earned her Ph.D. in Sport & Exercise Science with a doctoral minor in Developmental Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. She resides in Murphysboro, IL with her husband and their two beagles.

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