January 27, 2020. Peter's latest academic research was published in the Journal of Movement Disorders.
Rose, D., Cameron, D. J., Lovatt, P. J., Grahn, J. & Annett, L. E. (2020). Comparison of spontaneous motor tempo during finger tapping, toe tapping and stepping on the spot in people with and without Parkinson's disease. Journal of Movement Disorders, 13(1), 47-57. 
In January 2020 Peter travelled to the USA, Finland and throughout the UK to deliver keynote presentations and to run workshops on Movement in Practice. He worked with the YMCA of San Diego as part of their leadership staff retreat, with Barona in Finland and with Darlington Borough Council's Children's and Families Services as part of their staff awayday, delivering keynote sessions and workshops.
The Dance Cure - the surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier
Peter's second book, The Dance Cure, will be published by Short Books on the 2nd April 2020.
Humans are born to dance. Dancing can change the way we feel and think, boost our self-esteem, help us problem-solve and even temporarily relieve symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders. Drawing on sources from psychology, anthropology and his own extensive scientific research, dance psychologist and former professional dancer Dr Peter Lovatt explains how even the most malcoordinated of groovers can use combinations of movement to improve their mood, feel energised, think creatively and ultimately transform their lives. With a cha cha here and a wiggle there, Dr Lovatt shares with us the reasons why dance is such a powerful tool for our brains and our bodies, and he presents a unique set of steps, combos and dance routines to help us dance ourselves happy.