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Joanne Butt

Professor Joanne Butt PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, MSc, PGCE, BA Hons.

Head of Sport and Human Performance Research Group


I am currently Head of the Sport and Human Performance Research Group within our Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre. 

I am a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist (British Psychological Society; Health Care Professions Council) and provide sport psychology consultancy to various teams and individual athletes including volleyball, hockey, equestrian, tennis and football. 

My research is typically focused on performance psychology, including competitive anxiety and pressure, mental toughness, youth sport and developing athletes, sport psychology interventions. 

I teach on the applied modules of our Accredited MSc in sport and exercise psychology and continue to serve as co-programme director.

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