Psychologist and Presenter. Keynote Speaker and Author
One of Great Britain's best-known Psychologists, who travels the world sharing motivational and inspirational keynotes.
My expertise is in experimental cognitive psychology (the science of human thinking) and my work on memory, thinking, mood, language learning, problem solving, dance and Parkinson’s disease has been published in international peer-reviewed academic journals.
My passion is for presenting, especially to live audiences, and for showing that by changing the way we think we can fundamentally change our lives. My mission is to inform, to pursuade and to entertain.
After changing the way that I thought about myself, I overcame a severe reading difficulty, I taught myself to read. This changed my life. After repeatedly failing written exams year after year, I studied for a BSc in Psychology & English (and passed!). I won a national scholarship to study for an MSc in Neural Computation and I received another to study for a PhD in Experimental Cognitive Psychology. As Dr Peter Lovatt I became an academic Psychologist at the University of Cambridge, in the Faculty of English. Changing the way I thought about myself helped me move from failure to success.
My work has since been reported on TV, radio and in the national and international press. I have given many keynotes around the world (including five TEDx talks and dozens of TED-style talks). I have appeared on TV shows for major networks, including Strictly Come Dancing: It takes two, The Graham Norton Show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Big Brother's (and Celebrity Big Brother’s) Bit on the Side, and I've been interviewed on countless national and international radio shows, such as Saturday Live and Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4).
My first academic book, Dance Psychology: The Science of Dance and Dancers, was published in 2018.
I have addressed policy makers, business leaders and government ministers from around the world. If you would like me to speak at one of your events, please get in touch.