Conference Schedule

Please find below the schedule for the conference over both days.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

09:00 - 09:30Registration and light refreshment
09:30 - 09:45Welcome and Introduction:  Professor Ieuan Ellis, Pro Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Region, Staffordshire University
09:45 - 10:00Introduction to conference and WISEAN. Introductions from exhibitors.
10:00 - 11:00Keynote. Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, Head of Women's Football Association
11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:15Invited Speaker: Professor Emma Stevenson, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science Newcastle University: The need (or not) for female-specific sports nutrition.
12:15 - 13:00Expert panel. Open discussion/round table.
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:45Invited Speaker: Dr Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University: Coping with the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptives (i.e., how they affect health and performance).
Donna DuffyConcussion and the female athlete.Dr Jenny Burbage, Principal Lecturer and Researcher, University of Portsmouth & Dr Nicola Brown, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, St Mary's University: Breast biomechanics: Performance and Health Implications.
14:45 - 15:30Invited Speaker: Dr Florentina Hettinga, Senior Lecturer, University of Essex: Differences between males and females in pacing and tactical decision-making.
15:30 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Lightning talks (3-minute talk with 2 minutes for question and answerDr Ralph Smith, Specialist Registrar in Sport and Exercise, Oxford.  Physical Activity and Pregnancy Study, University of Oxford. Research & design of the CMOs infographic. ‘Physical Activity for Pregnant Women’
Laura Matthews, Senior Insight and Policy Manager and Kate Nicholson, Head of Insight and Innovation at Women in Sport: Getting more women and girls active.
17:00 - 18:00Invited Speaker: Professor Sarah Grogan, Professor of Psychology, Health & Wellbeing, Manchester Metropolitan University: Body image and exercise: How might appearance concerns prevent (or promote) exercise in young women?
18:00 - 20:00Networking; social programme
20:00 - 00:00Gala Dinner

Thursday 14 June 2018

09:00 - 09:30Registration and light refreshment
09:30 - 10:15Keynote Speakers: Angela Smith plus AN Other (TBC), Former Squash Professional; Director of Coaching at the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation; Chair of Supporters Council, Stoke City FC ambassador with responsibility for projects in Far East; International Sports Consultant, Beswicks Sports: The difficulties and frustrations encountered as a professional sportswoman and overcoming them
10:15 - 11:00Invited speaker: Lisa O'Keefe,  Insight Director at Sport England. Sharing the story behind This Girl Can campaign.
11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:15Invited speaker: Dr Karen Birch, Head of School, Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds. Female hormones, exercise and cardiovascular health.
12:15 - 13:00Dr Leanne Norman, Senior Research Fellow, Leeks Beckett University: Coaching, diversity, women in sport and coaching.Dr Nicola Keay, SportsEndocrinology: Female sports endocrinologyJenni Jones:Sources of Confidence for females in Sport and Exercise.
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:45Invited speaker: Amanda Daley, Reader in Behavioural Medicine, University of Birmingham: Lifestyle interventions for women’s health issues
14:45 - 15:30Georgie Bruinvels, St Mary's UniversityThe menstrual cycle, iron deficiency and exerciseClaire-Marie Roberts, Course Leader, and Head of Research for Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE) initiative, University of Worcester: Psychopathology of retired female coaches.Rachael Bullingham, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, University of Worcester: homophobia.
15:30 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Lightning talks (3-minute talk, with 2 minutes for question and answer)
Dr Michael DooleyTo bleed or not to bleed. The benefits and risks of menstruation and sport
Sarah Milner, Diversion and Inclusion Lead, Sports Coach UK. Sports Coach UK campaign 'Reach for a diverse workforce'
17:00 - 18:00Invited Speaker, Dr Karen Hind, Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University/Honorary Visiting Fellow, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Bone health and the female athelete.
18:00 - 19:00Close/Awards.