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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 2021.
Emma has an excellent reputation as a performance psychologist, helping athletes, coaches and businesses alike achieve their personal and performance aspirations.
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default"
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.
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