Dr. Mike Sheard, Ph.D. has been a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Teesside and York St John Universities. He has published widely on mental toughness, hardiness, and positive psychology. He has also worked in a consultancy capacity with athletes and officials across a variety of sports, ranging from grassroots to international competitive standards. He resigned as an academic in 2011 to be a full-time writer. He has written three highly-acclaimed books on mental toughness in sport. He is currently working on his first novel.

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  1. Hi Mike,

    It’s been a while – I hope you are well. I often get students referring to your work and folks wanting to contact you (about the SMTQ and your research). I was expecting you to have gone to another University after YSJ so was surprised to see that you have taken a new direction. Good luck to you and best wishes for the future.

    Kind regards,


  2. Hi Mike,

    It’s Andy Thompson from the B.A. I tried e-mailing you after seeing you the other day at work. I now realise that e-mail may have been connected to the Uni because it was @cleveland.ac.uk. Anyhow, do you have an e-mail for me to get in contact with you?

    Thanks now,

  3. SMTQ 48

    Hello Dr. Sheard
    I working on a dissertation focused on mental toughness in sport, and was wondering how I can get a copy of the sports mental toughness questionnaire.

  4. Hi Mike,
    I was just wondering may I get permission and a copy of the SMTQ for my final year project in Sport Science and Health Technological University of Dublin tallaght Campus.

  5. Hi Doc. Good Day! I am about to do my thesis writing with the use of your instrument. Can I use it sir for research purposes? Thank you!

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