Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind: Steve Peters at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2012




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Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working full time in Elite Sport. He works with the UK Athletics, British Cycling, Sky Pro Cycling teams and has had involvements with a further twelve Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier league Football. 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.

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