Dr. Ciara Losty
Dr. Cíara Losty is a lecturer and researcher in applied sport and exercise psychology in South East Technological University, Waterford, Ireland and is the course leader for the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology programme. Cíara is accredited as a professional member by the Sport Institute Ireland professional quality assurance committee in in the area of high performance sport and performance psychology delivery. Cíara was part of Team Ireland sport science and medical team for the Tokyo 2020 and London 2012 Olympic Games. Cíara was appointed Transition Psychology Senior Consultant for Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic and Winter Games and provided onsite Olympic support to the Irish Eventing team and wider Irish Olympic team. Since 2017, Cíara is the sport psychologist for the jockey pathway and works with all licensed jockeys in Ireland. Cíara has researched, published and supervised PhDs in the area of jockeys mental health and wellbeing. Cíara has recently been appointed as the lead performance psychologist for the full Paralympic Team for Paris 2024 and Interim Lead Psychologist for the Irish Institute of Sport. Cíara completed a Doctor of Health Sciences in Psychology (University of Wales), MSc in psychology (Wrexham University), a MSc (by research) in sport and exercise psychology (SETU), a Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Skills for Practice (Level 8) and a BA (hons).