Cath Shearer /

Cath Shearer


Senior Sport Psychologist




With a desire to work in Psychology from a young age, Catherine decided to combine her love for sport with her chosen career path and, after completing a BSc in Psychology, began working for Sport Wales in 2002.

In her day to day role Catherine predominantly works with athletes from the worlds of disability sport, swimming, boxing and bowls, supporting them to become aware of what helps them to achieve their best in terms of performance.

From motivation and focus to confidence, Catherine helps athletes aiming for success at major games, such as Commonwealth Games, Olympics and Paralympics work out what thoughts and behaviours are more likely to lead to medal winning performances.

Catherine has earned a wealth of experience in her field having worked at two Commonwealth Games (Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010), the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune 2008, at countless European and British Championships for swimming, boxing, squash, table tennis, bowls, hockey and netball and as part of the HQ team for the Beijing Paralympic Games.