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Public lecture: What makes the world’s best athletes tick?

Date and Time
21st July 2021, 17:30 - 18:30
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Timed to coincide with the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this public lecture was delivered by Dr David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Performance Psychology and Management at Loughborough University, in July 2021.

In this presentation, Dr Fletcher delves into the psychology of what it takes to win at the highest level of sport. He argues that although there is much to admire about and learn from the world’s best athletes, there are also some darker aspects to becoming and being a champion athlete.

Dr David Fletcher is one of the world’s leading performance psychologists. His experience of consulting with high-level performers spans the past 20 years and includes working closely with Olympic and world champions from a variety of sports, special forces and military personnel, and senior leaders and their teams in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He has published widely in performance psychology and consulting, including ground-breaking research studies in scientific journals and practical articles that demystify complex human phenomena.


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