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Prof Pieter Kruger

Prof Pieter Kruger

As a registered clinical psychologist Pieter has been working in elite performance psychology for the past 16 years. He has worked with a range of club, national and international teams since 2004 including, but not limited to the London based Harlequins Premiership Rugby team (2006-2014; 2016-present; European Challenge Cup Champions, English Premiership Champions, LV Cup Champions), Brumbies Super Rugby in Canberra, Australia (2009), Lions Super Rugby (2014-15) and the 2016 NWU PUKKE Varsity Cup rugby champions.

Pieter was the performance psychologist for the South African Springbok Rugby team (Rugby World Cup Bronze medal winners) in 2015 and he joined the World Series Champions Springbok Sevens Team as performance consultant in December 2016 and will continue to work with them in the build-up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Furthermore he was a LOCOG specialist psychologist for the London 2012 Olympic Games, working with the GB Track & Field team, as well as team GB Rowing. He has worked in English Premier Football with individuals from Chelsea FC (2009/10) and Arsenal FC (2011-2014) on performance and clinical aspects.

Pieter is currently a professor in clinical psychology at NWU, the Director of the Institute of Psychology & Wellbeing, Director of Cognacity UK, as well as a visiting professor at University College London (UCL) Medical School.