Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport Annual Conference
Connecting Assets & Changing Mindsets
Thursday 8th November 2018
11.45 am - 5.15 pm
University of Leicester, Stamford Court, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH
The agenda for this year's conference will give us the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers from national and local partners and will examine how the policy landscape impacts on local cross cutting agendas. We will provide an afternoon which will focus on networking, celebrating success and learning to help us continue to strive to be the most physically active and sporting place in England.
There will be a working lunch with lots of opportunities to discuss the 'Big Issues' impacting on physical activity and sport.
We have secured some high profile expert and knowledgeable speakers, who will challenge our audience with their current thinking and their ideas for the future. Our keynote presenter is:
Professor Rob Copeland, CPsychol, PhD.
Rob is Professor of Physical Activity and Health at Sheffield Hallam University and a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He moved to Sheffield in 1998 to undertake a Masters Degree at Sheffield University and has fallen in love with the city ever since. Rob completed his PhD in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 and continues to be fascinated by how to change behaviour at an individual and population level.
Rob is the Director of 'The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine' (NCSEM) in Sheffield, a London 2012 Olympic legacy programme, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation through sport, exercise and physical activity. One of the projects of the NCSEM is 'Move More' (www.movemoresheffield.com), which represents the city's ambitious plan to transform Sheffield into the most active city in the UK by 2020.
Rob has significant research, consultancy and service evaluation experience in clinical and non-clinical populations and has presented and published nationally and internationally on physical activity and obesity related areas. Rob has been part of the last two REF submissions (2008 and 2014) for Sheffield Hallam University and principle investigator on grants relating to physical activity, obesity, workforce wellness and public health from national and international funding bodies generating over £26.5million in capital and research grant income. Rob is a member of a number of national academic advisory boards and regularly reviews for international peer review journals and research submissions.
In other areas, Rob has worked as a psychologist within a wide range of professional sports including cycling, golf, football, tennis and snooker. Rob has also worked with chief executives and senior manager's applying sports psychology techniques to a business environment to improve performance under pressure.
Attached for your information is a copy of the event programme. Please note that during the conference there will be a number of informal opportunities to network with colleagues.