Steve Peters

Consultant Psychiatrist Working Full Time In Elite Sport

Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working full time in Elite Sport. He is resident with the British Cycling Team and works within the English Institute of Sport and has had involvements with a further twelve Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier League Football. Steve was the first person Ronnie O’Sullivan thanked after winning his 5th world snooker title in 2013.

His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years culminating in working at a special hospital with patients who had severe and dangerous personality disorders. Steve has been engaged with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and a Masters Degree in Medical Education, also with postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry.

He is a member of the Royal College and is on the question setting board for College Membership exams. He is one of a small team of doctors who assess and grant therapeutic use exemption certificates for UK Sport. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life. Steve has been involved with public speaking to educate people into the workings of the human mind, particularly emphasising emotional management leading to optimising performance. Steve worked closely with Dave Brailsford and was critical to the extraordinary success of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. He has also recently worked with snooker player, Ronnie O’Sullivan, who thanked Steve this year for helping him to achieve his fifth World Championship Title.

In his best selling book, The Chimp Paradox, Steve Peters shares his mind management programme used to help elite athletes like Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton perform at their optimum level. For fun, he competes in track and field athletics and has been World Masters Champion and World Record Holder for 200 metres.

To book Steve Peters as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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