Dr. Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and University Senior Clinical Lecturer. He works with the Olympic Cycling Team, Sky ProCycling Team and with various other elite sports teams. He also works with senior management for corporate industries undertaking individual and teamwork.
He is the man behind Team GB’s extraordinary success in cycling at the London 2012 Olympic
Steve has been involved with public speaking to educate people into the working of the human mind, particularly emphasising emotional management leading to optimising performance.
In 2001 a former student at Sheffield recommended Peters to the British Cycling team, and he moved from part-time to full-time work with the team in 2005.Particular Olympic cyclists he helped include Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton. Sir Dave Brailsford has described Peters as "the best appointment I've ever made." Peters stepped down from his role with British Cycling in April 2014 when Brailsford left his position as Performance Director.
After the 2012 Olympics Peters was appointed by UK Athletics to work with the country's high performance athletes. Sprinter Adam Gemili, who won gold at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in the 200 metres and silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 100 metres, attributed his ability to perform under pressure at major championships to his work with Peters