- PRACTICE like you've never won, PERFORM live you've never lost -


We are a group of sport psychology researchers and practitioners in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Our areas of interest and expertise include: self-regulation, coaching, mental health and well-being, psychological skills training and assessment, and performance excellence. Directed by Dr. Natalie Durand-Bush, the SEWP Lab provides a stimulating environment for novel, multidisciplinary work aimed at empowering people to manage success and adversity in their daily life.

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The SEWP Lab team includes local and international colleagues and students conducting cutting-edge research to optimize performance and well-being in various contexts including sport, academia, the performing arts, and medicine.

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Knowledge translation is a priority, whereby research findings are transformed into programs and intervention strategies that SEWP Lab members integrate into their teaching and consulting work with performers of various ages and levels, including Olympic athletes, varsity coaches, high school dancers, and university students.



SEWP Lab members serve on different committees and provide leadership within national and international organizations to advance knowledge and policies regarding sport and mental health. They educate various communities via lectures, conference presentations, workshops, and webinars.