Dr Kate Hays
Dr Kate Hays has been working as an applied sport psychologist for the past 15 years. She has worked within Olympic and professional sport, and supported athletes at the Olympics, World Championships and professional equivalent. As such, she has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the high performance sport environment, and the needs of a diverse range of elite athletes and coaches. Kate is now Head of Performance Psychology for the English Institute of sport (EIS) and leads a team of 30 sport psychology practitioners.
Throughout her applied career, Kate has pursued her research interests. Her PhD thesis examined ‘The Role of Sport Confidence in World Class Sport Performance’, and was based upon the experiences of World Championship and Olympic medallists. Kate now remains research active through her supervision of applied sport psychology PhD research programmes, the most recent of which explored the psychology of the yips and lost move syndrome in sport.