The Conference will explore five strands
This conference aims to explore how five sport and health related disciplines all play a role in developing the health and wellbeing of the nation. You'll find further information about each strand below.
The Sport Coaching strand will explore research and case studies from elite to community provisions, covering areas such as the social and environmental effects on coaching pedagogy and process, creating and applying advance-training programmes suitable for a needs analysis of an athlete and exploring the use of psychological aspects of coaching.
The opening keynote for the Sport Coaching strand will be Mike Phelan, English Professional Football Coach and Player.
For more information regarding this strand please contact Dr Nic Rowley.
The Sport Development strand will focus on exploring practical examples of the contribution sport has, and can make, to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. In particular, the strand will present research findings and the results of action-based projects on:
- Creating new opportunities to increase participant engagement
- Tackling marginalised and under-represented groups
- Understanding the lessons from how sports systems deliver sport
- Evidencing the impact of interventions
The strand will start with a keynote presentation by Clare Barrell, International Development Advisor in Sport and Sport for Development at UK Sport (TBC).
For more information regarding this strand please contact Danny Cullinane.
The aim of the strand is to enable discussions from a wide range of areas in sport business contributing to the health and wellbeing of individuals. Areas for discussion and to promote thought include topics on:
- Women in sport (looking at the growth in women’s sport; identity and image though sport and women in business)
- Development and use of technology in sport (wearable technology, sport applications, virtual sport clubs)
- The development of sport programmes engaging and empowering communities
- The discourse surrounding responsible marketing of physical activities and sport
The keynote speaker for this strand is still to be confirmed.
For more information regarding this strand please contact Dr Ingrid.
The Physical Education strand will explore research and case studies from all aspects of physical education such as physical literacy, learning through, in and about PE, health and wellbeing, pedagogy (models and non-linear), assessment and use of ICT in PE.
The keynote speaker has yet to be finalised.
For more information about this strand please contact Nigel Green.
Food, Nutrition and Health
The Food, Nutrition and Health strand will explore and present research and project work from a wide range of areas covered by the multidisciplinary nature of this subject area. Many contributing factors will be considered, to include: the development of new food products, a holistic approach to food and nutrition, physical activity and nutrition for specific target populations, nutritional needs and food trends, the importance of physical activity for health and well-being, and some areas of elite sports nutrition.
The opening keynote to this strand is to be confirmed.