Stephen Rollnick

Stephen Rollnick PhD is a psychologist, author and trainer in sport, healthcare and other fields. He is Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University, Wales.


As a clinical psychologist Stephen spent many years in NHS mental health care and doing research on effective communication.  He worked as a trainer in diverse cultures and settings worldwide, in support of programmes for pregnant teens and children with HIV/AIDS. He is a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing.


Stephen works mostly in sport training coaches in communication, and mentoring individual coaches and players in cricket, football and other sports, including baseball, American football and surf therapy in South Africa.  He has written several books on motivation, motivational interviewing and behaviour change. His most recent book is Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports (Guilford Press, New York, 2019). 

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