England football psychiatrist Steve Peters delivers guest lecture
Dr Steve Peters gave a presentation on Monday 17 March as part of the University's Carnegie Conversations series where he shared some of the science and techniques behind his phenomenal performance success as consultant psychiatrist to the British Cycling Team, Sky ProCycling, Liverpool Football club and other elite sports teams. He talked about his experiences of using his mind management programme to help elite athletes and senior business managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.
Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and university Senior Clinical Lecturer. As well as elite sports teams, Dr Peters also works with senior management for corporate industries undertaking individual and teamwork. Steve has been involved with public speaking to educate people in the workings of the human mind, particularly emphasising emotional management leading to optimising performance.
Football referee Howard Webb will then deliver his Carnegie Conversation lecture on the 27 May where he will begin by providing the audience with some stories about his life and experiences with the game of football. Later on in the evening Howard will partake in a question and answer session that will be facilitated by ex-Leeds United, Newcastle and Middlesbrough footballer, John Hendrie.
The first lecture of this year's series took place on Wednesday 25 February and was hosted by BBC Sport's Tanya Arnold. Tanya who was joined by Yorkshire County Cricket Club Director of Cricket, CEO Mark Arthur, and first team coach Jason Gillespie as they explored leadership in sport both on and off the pitch with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The second lecture in the series took place on Wednesday 5 March and was entitled 'The making of a champion'. The lecture was delivered by Malcolm Brown, who oversees the programmes of many of British Triathlon's Leeds based performance athletes and was instrumental in Britain's preparations and progress towards and during London 2012, which culminated in Alistair Brownlee's gold medal triumph.
Last year's highly-acclaimed series saw luminaries from across the world of sport take part, including current England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster, Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield, Baroness Sue Campbell and former England cricket captain Alec Stewart.