Dr. Joan L. Duda is a professor of sport psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is past-president of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP), has been a member of the executive boards of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the Sport Psychology Academy, Division 47 of the American Psychological Association, and the International Society for Sport Psychology. She is currently on the Scientific Committee of the European Congress of Sport Science.
Dr. Duda has previously served as the editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and is on the editorial board of several other leading journals in the field. A Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Dr. Duda has edited one book, Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology Measurement, published in 1998, and has authored more than 170 publications focused on motivation in the physical domain and the psychological aspects of sport and exercise performance and participation. She is certified as a mental skills consultant by AAASP and is listed on the U.S. Olympic Registry. At the University of Birmingham, she works with sport scholars and other elite athletes, and also offers consultation with respect to performance excellence and motivational issues among professional ballet dancers.