Dr Peter Lovatt

Dance Psychologist, Author and Academic


Dr Peter Lovatt is a Dance Psychologist. His breakthrough moment came when he combined his fascination with psychology and neuroscience with his passion for dance. He spent over twenty years as an academic in British universities researching the relationship between the body and the mind. He set up the first Dance Psychology Lab in 2008, from where he studied how movement changes the way people think and solve problems, how it changes social interaction and increases pro-social behaviour, and how movement changes people’s feelings.

He found that when you move, you improve. Movement enhances human experience. He is the author of two books, The Dance Cure (2020) and Dance Psychology (2018). Peter developed and teaches two courses on Dance Psychology at the Royal Ballet School in London. Peter is sometimes known as Dr Dance.