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St. Catharines, ON, Canada


Marini, PhD(c)

Professional Affiliations:

Consultant, ProActive Chiropractic & Training Centre



Matthew is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Brock University, where he also graduated with his MA focused on Sport Psychology. He has worked with numerous varsity teams at Brock such as Men’s and Women’s basketball, wrestling, rowing, and curling. He has also worked with many local sport teams and organization around the Niagara region. With his colleagues at Brock and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, he is now helping to spearhead the mental performance program for the NextGen rowers in the Brock hub. Focusing on athletes who are hoping to compete in 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2024 summer Olympics in Paris. Matthew has been a volunteer basketball coach for 10 years, where he found one of his main research focuses of Positive Youth Development and the importance of participating in organized sport. His Ph.D. research is focusing on helping athletes perform under pressure and trying to understand the psychological and physiological causes of why athletes choke under pressure. With the skills developed through mental performance consulting being highly transferable from sport to other aspects of life, such as work and business, Matthew’s goal is to help his clients improve in all aspects of their lives and continue to positively develop healthy life outcomes.


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