Dr. Natalie Durand-Bush
Sports Psychology Specialist
Dr. Natalie Durand-Bush is an assistant professor of sport psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Aside from teaching and conducting research, Dr. Durand-Bush has been working for many years as a sport/performance psychology consultant with hundreds of athletes competing at different levels in various sports, including athletes from five Canadian national teams, a men's major junior hockey team, two University varsity teams, and professional athletes from the Peak Centre for Human Performance. Dr. Durand-Bush specializes in the maintenance of expert performance in sport and the relationship between athlete, coach, parent and consultant in the development of optimal performance. She is also the co-author of the Ottawa Mental Skills Assessment Tool, which she developed to help athletes and coaches evaluate various mental skills considered important for consistent high-quality performance.