Edmond Otis

Senior Lecturer


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Areas of Teaching

Health and Sport Science, MHSc


MS, MFT - Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, BA


Edmond began lecturing at EIT in 2008. Prior to that he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where, from 1981-2007, he held teaching and coaching positions in psychology, education, humanities, honors, athletics, physical education and recreation.

In sport, Edmond is an internationally recognized instructor, coach, official and judge in traditional Shotokan karate, and has coached numerous individuals and teams to national (USA) and international championships.

Edmond is also a licensed psychotherapist, and since 1993 has practiced individual, group, and family therapy, along with clinical supervision, in private practice and for public agencies.

In the private sector Edmond works with athletes and sports teams to develop mental skills and resilience. He consults with businesses, public and private organisations, and individual clients, in New Zealand and North America, on topics related to performance & leadership, resilience, conflict and violence, safety, stress and interpersonal synergy.

Edmond currently teaches on the Bachelor of Recreation and Sport degree in; Leadership & Coaching, Psychology of Health & Sport, Lifestyle Education, Community Education, Nutrition Activity & Health, and Moment Education. He also lectures in the Master of Health Science programme on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Professionally, and personally, Edmond is most interested in understanding the multitude of ways that our thoughts, emotions, behaviour, and relationships impact our performance and our health.


Research outputs

Research outputs 2016

Research outputs 2015

Research outputs 2013