Peter teaches both undergraduate and post graduate Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, for which he has received a Vice Chancellor's Commendation.
Peter has published research papers in mood and dance, Parkinson's disease, thinking & problem solving, short-term memory, language, computational modelling, and dance psychology
Peter gives public lectures and speaks at science festivals, on TV, radio and in the print media, to bring psychology to the widest possible audience.
Lovatt is a Dance Psychologist. He holds the academic post of Reader and
Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire
where he runs the Dance
Psychology Lab. His academic research addresses questions such as:
what’s the link
between dancing and neurodegeneration? How does dancing change the way
feel, think and solve problems? And, why is the way we move linked to our
and genetic make up? Peter has a BSc in Psychology and English, a MSc in
Neural Computation and a PhD in Experimental Cognitive Psychology. He
out his post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge.
studying the psychology of dance Peter was a professional dancer. He
trained in dance and musical
theatre at the Guildford School of Acting. Peter combined the study of
and psychology in 2008 and since then his work has been reported on TV,
and in the national and international press, where he become
known as Doctor Dance. He has been invited to give
many keynote talks around the world, he has given five TEDx talks. As a
TV Dance Psychologist he’s
appeared on many popular shows, including Strictly Come Dancing: It
two, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Big Brother's Bit on the Side and the Graham Norton Show.