Who are we?
We are a group of qualified sport psychologists who have come together with an aim to make the sport psychology practice in India ethical and scientific.
The Indian Sports Psychologists' Association (INSPA) was founded by forward-thinking sport psychologists with the aim of unifying India's qualified sport psychologists under one banner. The INSPA team intends to build a strong network of passionate, ethical and proficient individuals in order to promote and advance the field of sports psychology.
Core Team: 2023-24
Dr. Chaitanya Sridhar
Dr. Chaitanya is a Holistic Sport Psychologist, working in the Sports Industry to help athletes achieve their top performance for more than two decades. She has worked with Sports Personnel from various disciplines with several elite athletes including International and Olympic medalists.
She has a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Sport Psychology from the University of Western Australia.
She is also in advanced Training to become a Jungian Analyst in Analytical Psychology.
Dr. Sridhar is an Adjunct Faculty for IIT-Madras and a Tedx speaker.
Sports Psychologist Mugdha Bavare has been an ex-international swimmer herself and a
recipient of State’s highest award, Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Award, for excellence in
Mugdha is a Co-founder of Disha Counseling Center, a Mental Health Center
dedicated to the mental health and vocational guidance of children, adolescents and
adults since last 25 years.
Mugdha is a founder of Mindsports that works for mental training and performance
enhancement of athletes.
Dr. Sanjana Kiran
Sanjana is High Performance Sport Psychology consultant, educator, mind labs curator, technopreneur, and a promoter of mental well-being of athletes and personnel in sport ecosystems.
With an aim to facilitate excellence and elevate athletic endeavours to Peak Performance, since 2 decades, she offers high-performance Mind Skills Training, Biofeedback Analysis & Intervention, Performance Profiling, & Critical Moment Analysis during high-stakes competitions, to athletes & coaches representing Olympics, Premier Leagues, Motor Racing, and other major games.