Dr Peter Lovatt


Dr Peter Lovatt is an expert Cognitive Psychologist who has published academic papers in human memory, thinking and problem solving, language learning, computational modelling, self-confidence, dance and Parkinson’s disease. He is currently Reader in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.

Peter is an excellent, fun and engaging speaker. He’s given five TEDx talks, dozens of corporate keynotes and worked with international brands, such as Saatchi & Saatchi, to create bespoke experiences.

"Peter was amazing at Qualtrics Converge Europe - he brought an awesome energy to the room that got people fired up, dancing and learning at the same time. It was a great experience from start to finish and I can't wait to hear him speak (and dance) again."

Ryan Smith, Qualtrics' CEO & Co-founder
21 lectures in Dance Psychology

Dance Psychology is the study of Psychology as it is applied to dance. The breadth of Dance Psychology follows the breadth of academic Psychology in addressing aspects of cognitive processing, developmental and social psychology and the biological basis of behaviour. The scientific basis of Dance Psychology is established in the methods used to test hypotheses and theories and in the critical review of published findings in this field. Each lecture addresses a central question and academic research is used to provide answers to that question, identify aspects of the question that are unresolved, and to point to areas for further study.

Read an overview of each lecture here

See lecture notes for some topics here

Peter speaking at TEDx Oslo

Peter speaking at TEDx Observer, London