Your Future Plan: Research Week

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Throughout this week of Your Future Plan events we invite our alumni and students to engage with research in the School of Sport and Exercise. As producers and consumers of research, you have a unique perspective working with peers, staff and external organisations. The focus of the week is to reflect on those experiences by bringing the research community together to celebrate work being undertaken by existing undergraduate students (well done for getting through your final year dissertation), research students (present and recently past), and some keynote sessions from research staff at the University , as well as leading Professors in their area. We hope you enjoy the week, and it can mark a celebratory end to your current journey as undergraduate students.

Thank-you for engaging,
Dr Pauline Williams, Will Roberts and Dr Jon Hughes

The events will be accessible online and attendees should sign up via Your Future Plan to sessions of interest

Kicking us off ….

An ecological dynamics rationale for learning and performance preparation in sport.

Professor Keith Davids is Professor of Motor Learning at the Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, where he leads the Skill Acquisition theme. His research programme in ecological dynamics investigates constraints on coordination tendencies in athletes and sports teams classed as nonlinear dynamical systems. Ideas from ecological psychology and nonlinear dynamics have been integrated into a Nonlinear Pedagogy. His research seeks to investigate affordances as constraints on emergent coordination tendencies in athletes and sports teams. In addition to his research Keith supervises several UK based and international doctoral students. Keith is also a journal and grant reviewer for several national and international publishing companies and organisations and contributes to the MSc Human Factors in Sports Engineering module.

Mid-week hear from ….

Translating Knowledge into Action: A Program of Research on Coaches’ Leadership Behaviours

Professor Jean Cote is a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University where he served as the Director of the School from 2006-2019. He also holds a cross appointment as a visiting professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia, and at Gloucestershire University in the UK. He has published more than 160 refereed papers on a variety of sport psychology and youth sport topics and 50 book chapters. He is regularly invited to present his work to both sport governing organizations and academic conferences throughout the world and has delivered 60 keynote addresses at major national and international conferences. Professor Cote’s most recent research involves the use of observation techniques to examine the influence of different types of coach-athlete relationships and the development of a Transformational Coaching workshop that focuses on positive youth development.

Ending on a high …

Coaching the coaches: Establishing Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance of movement competency in youth sport coaching

Professor Mark De Ste Croix has worked in paediatric sport and exercise for nearly 20 years specialising in talent identification and development, development of muscular and neuromuscular strength and recently in injury risk and prevention in youth footballers. Mark has recently completed research projects into fatigue and injury risk in female youth footballers, funded by both FIFA and UEFA. Mark is also running a current project with the English FA and several professional football clubs. Mark has just led an Erasmus+ European-funded project with partners in Spain and the Czech Republic to explore the knowledge and understanding of grass root coaches in terms of youth injury prevention. He has also obtained funding from FIFA, UEFA and the English FA to explore injury risk in female youth football and works with organisations such as the England and Wales Cricket Board, Athletic Club Bilbao Football Club and Bristol City Football Club.

Throughout the week our attendees will hear from our current post graduate researchers, MRes, Professional Doctorate and PhD students as well as our undergraduate research students sharing their research. Our careers specialists and academic staff will also be on hand to deliver specialist information of progressing onto PGCE or post-graduate studies is your next step.

Join us on this exciting week …via Your Future Plan


Pat says:

Thank you for the update Pat

Patricia Morris says:

How do I sign in….graduated PG Nov 2019

pwilliams7 says:

Pat – I will email you PW

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