Beth Pummell studied psychology at the University of London (Royal Holloway College) before completing a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University where, subsequentl,y she was awarded a doctorate. Her PhD research was focused upon junior athletes making the transition to senior level.
Her research interests currently still centre on the transitions within an athlete's career - and the psychology behind the development of sportsmen and women. With London 2012 looming, Beth is well placed to give expert comment on all matters to do with the psychology of a sporting mind. A keen horsewoman, she is a BASES-accredited (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) sport scientist for psychology support as well as a British Psychological Society chartered sport psychologist.
Beth has worked with athletes from a number of sports but specialises in work with equestrian competitors and tennis athletes, helping them make the transition to higher level performance. Until the latter part of 2008 Beth was Head of Sport Psychology for the elite training programme at Tennis Midlands, one of a small number of international high performance tennis centres in the UK. She is also one of a number of experts on a question and answer panel for "Your Horse" magazine.