ADELE MUSCAT SENIOR ASSOCIATE – SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr Adele Muscat is a sport psychologist with 19 years’ experience working in elite sport. She is currently the sport psychologist at the Malta Football Association, mainly working with the youth squads and is also the sport psychologist at the National Sports School in Malta. Adele has also spent over 13 years as the sport psychologist at the Maltese Olympic Committee where she was also a Director for a number of years. She was the sport psychologist for the Maltese contingent at the 2004, 2012 Olympic Games; 2002, 2010 Commonwealth Games; 2009 Mediterranean Games and at several Games of Small States. Adele also lectures at the University of Malta. Her research and specialisation area is in athlete transitions with her PhD thesis subject being the ‘Challenges experienced by footballers when they migrate to play professional football overseas’. She provides extensive preparation and support to young players who are looking at migrating overseas (or who have already migrated) to play football. She has also worked with various clubs and nurseries both in Malta and overseas. Adele has a Bachelor in Psychology degree from the University of Malta, a Masters’ degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the Manchester Metropolitan University and a Doctor of Philosophy from Liverpool John Moores University. At Polaris, Adele also has an active role in a number of Athletic Peak Performance Programs; aimed at supporting athletes of all ages and various sports, to reach the top of their game.