May 4, 2020
Sue is a registered psychologist with a specialization in sport psychology and is an expert in flow and its application to performance excellence. Sue has been involved in the psychology of Flow since completing a Ph.D. on flow state in elite athletes in the early 1990s. Sue’s work in Flow has helped to make this optimal psychological state understandable and more accessible to all levels of performers, from weekend warriors to Olympic champions
Sue has extensively researched Flow, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. With her mentor and the founder of Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sue has written the popular book on Flow for athletes and coaches, Flow in Sports; The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances. In addition, Sue has an extensive publication record on flow in sport and has worked in academic positions in sport and exercise psychology for many years. Sue has developed a suite of Flow Scales, self-report instruments that have applicability across a diverse range of settings. Sue is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Member of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists of the APS.
In addition to her work in the psychology field, Sue is a yoga and meditation teacher and has undertaken training in a variety of psychological approaches that emphasize the importance of mindfulness. This includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Integrative Restoration (iRest ) Yoga Nidra. Mindfulness offers a great skill set for facilitating flow, and Sue provides consultation, coaching, and workshops in both mindfulness and Flow. Sue's coaching and consultative work with individuals and groups include a focus on the following areas: developing present-centered awareness and attention, aligning life with identified values, reaching for performance excellence, and finding Flow in life endeavors.