Amit Katwala is an award-winning sports, science and technology journalist. He has written in-depth interview pieces with some of the biggest names in sport, including David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stuart Broad and Jessica Ennis-Hill. Amit’s first book, The Athletic Brain – how neuroscience is revolutionizing sport weaves together cutting-edge science and interviews with elite athletes to show how understanding the brain could unlock new levels of sporting performance. It was published in August 2016 by Simon & Schuster. In 2012, Amit was nominated for Young Sportswriter of the Year by the Sports Journalists’ Association and won Young Journalist of the Year at the GG2 Leadership Awards.Amit grew up in Bournemouth and studied Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
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