Dr. Phil Jauncey, the Australian based performance psychologist, who was invited by Sri Lanka Cricket to help raise the performance levels of the national cricket team, started his stint with the Sri Lankan team on Wednesday, 03rd January, 2018 at the SLC headquarters, the Sri Lanka Cricket board said today.
“We invited Jauncey to work with us at the request of our New Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who wanted us to bring him here to work with our players,” Said Thilanga Sumathipala, President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Accordingly, the performance psychologist is currently working with the Sri Lankan national side, where he will focus on identifying the personality traits of each player, the best communication and learning method suited for each player and also of the coaching staff.
Jauncey, who holds a Masters and Doctorate in Counselling and Educational Psychology, has lectured at Mt Gravatt CAE (now Griffith University), QUT and the University of Queensland in areas such as educational psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, counselling, marketing and multicultural psychology.
He currently works as the psychologist of the Australian Baseball team among many of his other engagements. Jauncey has also worked with the Queensland Bulls Cricket team. He has been the mental skills coach with the Brisbane Lions AFL team from 1994 until 2008 and sports psychologist with the Brisbane Broncos NRL team.
Jauncy has authored a series of books such as ‘Understanding Ourselves and Others’, ‘Management Education’, and ‘The Power of Positive Doing’ among several other works.