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DR. EMMA KAVANAGH - PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGIST

BASES ACCREDITED SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENTIST (CSci) - PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT

Dr. Emma Kavanagh is a leading British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist. Specialising in the delivery of performance psychology, skill acquisition and lifestyle support, Emma is now working towards HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist status.

A Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology at Bournemouth University, Emma has gained a wealth of experience with world-class athletes, coaches and practitioners in the build up to and during major sporting events. Attending both the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2017 and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 as a member of support staff, Emma is currently preparing a number of athletes on their path to Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020. 

Emma has an excellent reputation as a performance psychologist, helping athletes, coaches and businesses alike achieve their personal and performance aspirations.

 

WAYS TO WORK WITH EMMA

Emma has experience of working across a range of team and individual sports, she is passionate about the delivery of performance psychology and believes in the creation of optimal learning climates that allow individuals the opportunity to understand and capitalise upon their personal strengths, embrace pressure and develop resilience. This results in individuals challenging their own performance boundaries and increasing their upper limits. 

An experienced consultant, Emma has worked with elite performers in a variety of team and individual sports environments, preparing individuals and teams for major sporting events including Olympic and Paralympic Competitions, Commonwealth Games, Grand Slam, World and European Championships. Emma also offers independent support to all Roses and Super League Netballers through the Netball Players Association.

 

Offering support through one-to-one and/ or team based sessions and the delivery of educational workshops, Emma always ensures her support is individually tailored to meet the needs of the client and is grounded in theoretical principles. 

ONE-TO-ONE

TEAM SUPPORT

EDUCATION

WORKSHOPS

 
 

EMMA'S CLIENTS

PARALYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLIST
LUCY SHUKER
THE GREATEST DANGER FOR MOST OF US IS NOT THAT OUR AIM IS TOO HIGH AND WE MISS IT. BUT THAT IT IS TOO LOW AND WE HIT IT.
NETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
PLAYER WELFARE
GB BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM
TEAM GREGORY • SHEAF
WOMEN'S SPORT LEADERSHIP
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
ENG BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM
TEAM PALMER • GRIMSON
GREATEST ROWING CHALLENGE
ATLANTIC CALLING
PHYSICAL DOMINANCE CAN MAKE YOU GREAT. MENTAL DOMINANCE IS WHAT ULTIMATELY MAKES YOU UNSTOPPABLE.
FOCUS ON PROBLEMS. YOU'LL HAVE MORE PROBLEMS. FOCUS ON POSSIBILITIES, YOU'LL HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018
TEAM ENGLAND
ENG BEACH VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE
ISSA BARTRANE
MOUNTAIN BIKER
DOM MEACHER
PIONEERED ATHLETE PERFORMANCE
ELITE DRIVERS
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
SPORT BU
ONE IMPORTANT KEY TO SUCCESS IF SELF CONFIDENCE. AN IMPORTANT KEY TO SELF CONFIDENCE IS PREPERATION.
LTA PERFORMANCE CENTRE
WEST HANTS CLUB
 

EMMA'S RESEARCH

In addition to her applied work, Emma is an academic and researcher and prides herself on evidence-based practice that is grounded in scientific principles. 

 

As a leading researcher in athlete wellbeing, Emma is interested in how individuals achieve success yet maintain enjoyment of their discipline even in highly pressurised environments. Her research interests are within the academic disciplines of sport psychology and sociology. 

Emma has published in academic journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. She is part of a number of international research networks which have a clear vision to enhance the climate and environment in which high performance athletes function.

 

Emma's academic profile and published work can be found here

 

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