Sport Psychologist

James Kneller is our Newcastle (NSW) based performance psychologist

Favourite Sporting Moments: Sitting amongst the Barmy Army at the SCG when Steve Waugh brought up his 100 off the last ball in 2003. Also, the Newcastle Knights winning the NRL in 1997. Finally, that tied semi-final between South Africa and Australia in 1999.

Location: James Kneller grew up in Newcastle (NSW, Australia) with major stints in Melbourne (VIC, Australia) and Hampshire (UK). He has returned to Newcastle now but like all of the Condor Performance team, he is available via Webcam.

Psychologist Registration Number with the Psychology Board of Australia: PSY0001825263

More About James …

James completed his undergraduate studies part-time through Charles Sturt University (2004-2012). He did this whilst working full-time and continuing to compete as a first-grade opening bowler in the strongest non-metropolitan cricket competition in Australia. He is still playing lower grade cricket mentoring and coaching the younger players coming through.

In 2013 James moved to Melbourne to complete a Masters in sport psychology at Victoria University (2013-2015). For his major thesis, he picked the brains of seven sport psychologists in Australia about their journey so far and what they learnt along the way.

James did the Psychology Board of Australia registrar program between mid-2019 and mid-2021 with our very own David and Gareth as his supervisors and received the sport and exercise psychologist endorsement in June 2021. The endorsement allows James to use the protected title of ‘sport psychologist’ and he joins Gareth, Michelle and Charlotte in this regard.

James Kneller Joined Condor Performance in 2019

JK has worked in various settings in private practice as a psychologist, performance psychologist and sport psychologist. James has and continues to coach a wide range of amateur and professional sporting clients. He works with both athletes and coaches to find consistency and make their best performance more accessible and consistent.

As a player, James Kneller had a reputation for consistency, professionalism and a never-defeated mentality. He now brings these same strengths to his practice with clients. He has a casual style that is a long way from the stereotyped psychologist and he becomes highly invested in the performance of his clients along the way.

If you’d like to find out more about how you could work with James Kneller then mention his name when completing the form on our Contact Us page.