Xavier Sanchez

Xavier Sanchez is Professor of Sport Psychology at Université d’Orléans, France; he has lived and worked in different countries across Europe including Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Sweden, and France. Xavier is Doctor (PhD) in Psychological Sciences by the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium); has a post-grad Teaching and Learning Degree in Higher Education by the University of Groningen (The Netherlands); and is both Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society. Xavier has always been involved with scientific governing bodies: founding member of Belgian French-speaking Society of Sport Psychology (SBFPS); first President of European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP); regular member, General Secretary, and Vice-President of European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), and currently President-elect of International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and Vice-President of the French Society of Sport Psychology (SFPS). Xavier has published in a wide-range of international journals in sport psychology, sport sciences, and mainstream psychology; he holds editorial boards positions at International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, International Journal of Sport Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology (sections ‘Sport Psychology’ and 'Performance Science'). Xavier has provided applied sport psychology services at elite and international levels to different sports including gymnastics, badminton, bowling, squash, taekwondo, and cycling.