Author: John Sullivan
Dr. John P. Sullivan is a Sport Scientist and Clinical Sport Psychologist. He has more than 20 years of clinical and scholarly experience, and he has worked with the same team in the National Football League (NFL) for the past 16 years, coordinating clinical care and sport science. Dr. Sullivan’s experience also includes such work within the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, British Premier Soccer League, Premier Rugby League, Australian Football League, and Olympic national teams. As the Clinical Sport Psychologist/Sport Scientist for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island, he maintains positions in Sports Medicine and Sport Science. He is an expert consultant for the military and law enforcement in regard to both welfare and performance needs.
Dr. Sullivan is a visiting scholar/sport scientist at the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) in Brisbane, Australia, examining the current state of sport technology in the marketplace and its utility, as well as concussion rehabilitation, cognitive training in sport, and sport recovery. He also serves as an Instructor/Supervisor for the Brown University Medical School Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Sullivan is a national and international practitioner-researcher who conducts central nervous system (CNS) measurement/assessment, performance optimization, testing, talent selection, recovery training, and concussion assessment/rehabilitation. He has established expertise with psychophysiological profiling and developing cognitive abilities of elite performers (e.g., decision making, complex reaction time, and read-and-react abilities). Dr. Sullivan uses various markers, such as Central Nervous Systems Assessment - DC Potential, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Electroencephalography (EEG), Accelerometry/GPS, Multiple Object Tracking (MOT), Optic Flow (OF), and biofeedback, to determine optimal training loads, recovery interventions, and maintaining as well as enhancing cognitive capabilities in performance environments.
He is a frequent contributor, writing on sport science and sports medicine, for peer review journals and popular press (Australian Financial Review, The Atlantic, BBC Sports, ESPN, the Guardian, Huffington Post, New York Times, the Daily Morning Telegraph, the Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald). He is also co-authoring a series of books focusing on the latest cognitive science and neuroscience related to optimal brain performance, titled The Brain Always Wins, published by Urbane Publishing London UK Ltd., and expected to be released in October 2016. Dr. Sullivan resides in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C.