Lynda Mainwaring, M.H.K., Ph.D., C. Psych.
Performance, Health and Rehabilitation Psychology - Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto

Lynda Mainwaring – M.H.K., Ph.D., C. Psych.

Lynda Mainwaring is a Registered Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto with graduate training in both Human Kinetics and Psychology.  Dr. Mainwaring has published and presented over 200 papers internationally on athletic and dance injury, performance and dance psychology. Her research interests include psychological consequences of physical injuries in sport, dance, and performance, the emotional impact of mild traumatic brain injury in sport, psychological sequelae of hand injuries, perfectionism, and performance enhancement.  She also has a keen interest and proficiency with qualitative methodology.  Her practice focuses on optimal well-being and performance, psychological aspects of injury in sport, work and the performing arts, hand injuries and sports concussion. She uses various approaches to treatment including mindfulness and hypnosis matching the presenting issues with a suitable management strategy. Dr. Mainwaring is a principal investigator with the Concussion Programme at the University of Toronto, a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Ontario Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Research Committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.


Psych. (1993). Registered Psychologist in Ontario.

PhD (Psychology) 1992 York University, Toronto, Ontario

MHK (Masters of Human Kinetics) 1984 University of Windsor, Ontario

Bachelor of Human Kinetics (first class honours) 1981 University of Windsor, ON.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)1980 University of Windsor, ON.