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 can find further information about each strand below.
The Sport Coaching strand will be exploring research and case studies from elite to community provisions, covering areas looking at 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 keynote speaker for the Sport Coaching strand is Neil Parsley. Neil is a strength and conditioning coach and will be sharing his applied coaching experience of working with high performance elite sports, his major influences and coaching pillars.
For more information regarding this strand please contact: Dr Nic Robinson.
The Sport Development strand will be focusing 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 keynote speaker for the Sport Coaching strand is Matt Pounder. Matt is an alumni of LJMU and is currently the Inclusion and Equity Programmes Executive at the Premier League Charitable Trust. He will be sharing his experience of sport development in practice and promoting inclusion in football.
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, communities and businesses. Areas for discussion and to promote thought include topics on:
- Equality in sport
- Development and use of technology in sport (wearable technology, sport applications, virtual sport clubs)
- The development of sport programmes engaging and empowering communities
- Ethical sport business and corporate social responsibility
- Health and wellbeing of the sport industry (integrity)
The keynote speaker for the Sport Coaching strand is Dr Susan Minten. Susan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, as well as still being actively involved in the sport industry as a community director/board member for Burnley Leisure Trust. Susan will be discussing her experience of working in the sport business field and the work around her research publications.
For more information regarding this strand please contact Dr Ingrid Griffiths.
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 for the PE strand is Julie Money. Julie has worked at Liverpool John Moores University for 27 years now and is currently the Programme Manager for PE. Julie will be discussing her 27 years worth of experience at LJMU as a performer, practitioner and as a family member.
For more information about this strand, please contact Dr James Rudd.
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 wellbeing, and some areas of elite sports nutrition.
The keynote speaker for the Food, Nutrition and Health strand are Michael Viggars and Beth Bradshaw. Michael is the Project Manager for Healthy Stadia and Beth is a Project Officer at Food Active. Both will be discussing current projects that they are currently working on.
For more information about this strand, please contact Sally-Anne Starkey.