Peter Lovatt is a Reader and Principal Lecturer in Psychology and he runs the Dance Psychology Lab where he addresses research questions such as: what’s the link between dancing and neurodegeneration? How does dancing change the way people think and solve problems? And, why is the way we move linked to our hormonal 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 carried out his post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. Before becoming a Psychologist Peter was a professional dancer. He trained in dance and musical theatre at the Guildford School of Acting. Peter combined the study of dance and psychology in 2008 and since then his work has been reported on TV, radio and in the national and international  press. He has been invited to give many keynote talks around the world, he has given five TEDx talks and he’s appeared on many popular TV shows, including Strictly Come Dancing: It takes two and the Graham Norton Show.