Dr Pete Olusoga is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology and a BPS Chartered and BASES Accredited Sport Psychologist, based at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. Originally from Gateshead, Dr Olusoga moved to South Yorkshire in 1998 to study Psychology at Sheffield University. He then completed his MSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University, and finished his PhD in Sport & Performance Psychology in 2012. Pete has been involved in sports for many years as an athlete, a coach, and a psychologist. He has played basketball at a National League level for 15 years and is also an experienced coach. Since becoming a qualified sport psychologist, Pete has worked with athletes, coaches, and teams from several sports, including hockey, table tennis, as well as boxing and various martial arts.
“I have worked with several boxers over the last few years, at both amateur and professional levels. There’s a huge mental element to boxing, a sport that demands discipline, control, focus, confidence, and mental toughness of the highest level.”