Subject Taught: Sport/Performance Psychology
Sport Played: Swimming, Dancing
Achievements: Natalie was a national level swimmer in high school. She was a National Age finalist, and competed at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Trials in 1996 & 1998. Natalie was also a salsa and latin dancer, performing nationally and internationally. She was the inaugural winner of the Australian Bachata Championship in 2008. Natalie is also a mum, and runs her own private Psychology Practice.
Education Achievements: Natalie completed her Masters of Applied Psychology (Sport Psychology) at Victoria University in 2011. Natalie is also a Certified Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner, and has completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Natalie was also an Austswim accredited Learn to Swim instructor for many years, and loves to challenge herself to learn and build new skills.
Professional Career: Natalie is a registered psychologist, and holds membership with the Australian Psychological Society and The College of Sports and Exercise Psychologists (COSEP). Natalie was awarded the COSEP student award, in recognition of her high level of applied skills and academic achievement throughout the duration of her postgraduate degree. Natalie recently presented at the Sports Medicine Australia Women in Sport Symposium on the topic of Disordered Eating in Female Athletes. She also performed her first radio appearance last year, discussing the topic of stage fright and performance anxiety in Musicians.
In her work as a Performance Psychologist Natalie has worked with performers from many domains – including athletes, dancers, singers, actors and musicians. Natalie is currently a network provider psychologist for the AFL Players Association, and is the consultant psychologist at the Australian Ballet School and the Australian National Academy of Music. Natalie has also worked with the Eastern Institute of Volleyball, Volleyball Australia, MLC Gymnastics and PLC Aquatic sports.