Comille Bandura

Dr Comille Bandura

BSc, MSc, PhD

  • Research Associate (Understanding the role of alcohol consumption in football cultures)

Comille graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2006, before completing a master’s degree at Bangor University in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2010.  Comille then worked as a Lecturer in Sport Studies at Cambridge Regional College until 2013 when she became a Doctoral Researcher/Teaching Assistant at the University of Birmingham.

Comille completed her PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2018, before joining Loughborough University as a part-time Research Associate in 2018 where she currently works with Professor Richard Giulianotti. 

  • Authentic leadership in sport
  • Morality and moral behaviours in sport
  • Corruption in sport
  • Sport integrity

Comille is a former Zimbabwe hockey and football player. Comille is still a keen recreational football player. She also holds a UEFA A Licence certificate in coaching football.

Featured publications

  • Manoli, E. and Bandura, C. (2021). Perceptions of the role of traditional and social media in communicating corruption. Sport Management Review, 24(3), pp.500-516, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2020.08.002.
  • Manoli, E., Bandura, C., Downward, P. (2020). Perceptions of integrity in sport: insights into people’s relationship with sport. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 12(2), pp.207-220, ISSN: 1940-6940. DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2020.1747101
  • Bandura, C. T., Kavussanu, M., & Ong, C. W. (2019). Authentic leadership and task cohesion: The mediating role of trust and team sacrifice. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/gdn0000105.
  • Bandura, C.T., & Kavussanu, M. (2018). Authentic leadership in sport: Its relationship with athletes’ enjoyment and commitment and the mediating role of autonomy and trust. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. DOI: 10.1177/1747954118768242.
  • Woodman, T., Barlow, M., Bandura, C., Hill, M., Kupciw, D., and Macgregor, A. (2013). Not all risks are equal: the risk-taking inventory for high-risk sports. Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology, 35 (5), 479-492. DOI: 10.1123/jsep.35.5.479.