Natalie Durand-Bush, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada and an adjunct professor in the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway. Through her research, she aims to understand self-regulatory processes and attributes underlying the development of optimal performance and well-being in different contexts including sport, medicine, the performing arts, and academia.
She also investigates self-regulation interventions designed to help individuals and teams achieve performance excellence and sustain adequate mental health. Her consulting work with hundreds of high performance and developmental level athletes and coaches in the last two decades are an asset to her scholarly work and teaching. Natalie is the co-author of the Ottawa Mental Skills Assessment Tool (OMSAT-3*©), an instrument developed to evaluate several mental skills necessary for consistent high-quality performance. She was the Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and the Vice-President of the International Society of Sport Psychology from 2005 to 2009. She served as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa from 2011 to 2014.
She has delivered 139 presentations at national and international conferences, 24 of which were invited contributions. She has also published 39 articles in refereed journals, 14 papers in refereed conference proceedings, 7 refereed book chapters, 3 articles in professional journals, as well as her own lifeskills workbook.