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Lauren Tufton


I studied at Buckinghamshire New University for my undergraduate degree in Sport Psychology, before progressing on to complete my MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. Following this, I enrolled in the British Psychological Society Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology to train under supervision, in order to become a Chartered HCPC Sport and Exercise Psychologist. As a practising sport and exercise psychologist I have worked with a range of teams and individuals across diverse contexts; from high performance and recreational sport through to performing arts and business environments.

Alongside my work as an applied sport and exercise psychologist, I began teaching as an Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, and then joined Buckinghamshire New University as an Associate Lecturer in Psychology, before joining the Sport department full time. I also provide psychological support to athletes on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and BNU Performance Athletes, as well as continuing my private practice.

I am currently completing a PhD, investigating the impact of the human-horse relationship for performance and welfare in equestrian sport. Beyond this, I am published in several other areas of sport psychology research including self-awareness and self-disclosure in sport psychology practice, communication and conflict in sport relationships, creativity in sport, and the psychophysiology of optimal performance.

Click here to view my research repository.