Dr Francesca Champ - performance psychologist

Dr Francesca Champ became Liverpool FC Women’s first performance psychologist when she joined the club in December 2020.

A lecturer in the psychology of football at Liverpool John Moores University, she is currently part of a research team exploring mental health in the Women’s Super League and the Women’s Championship.

She has substantial experience in professional football, working at senior and youth level, and has delivered performance psychology support to national track and field athletes.

Dr Champ’s work has been recognised internationally, including an ‘Excellence in Football Research Award’ from the European Congress of Sports Science in Vienna.