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Professor Chris Harwood - Inaugural Lecture

  • 27 February 2019
  • 5pm (light refreshments served from 4:30pm)
  • Lecture Theatre LDS.0.17, Loughborough Design School

About this event

A healthier future for youth sport? How psychology challenges us to raise our game

In this Inaugural Lecture, Professor Chris Harwood will explore how the field of sport psychology impacts on the healthy development of young athletes and the quality of their experiences. 

Tracing his career and body of research as a scientist-practitioner, he will present a case for improving the application of psychological principles in organised youth sport. He will illustrate the need to enhance links between research and practice in order to mobilise greater impact on policy. 

Finally, in an era of concerns over ‘duty of care’ and ‘mental health’ he will challenge sporting organisations, coaches, psychologists and parents to collaborate more strategically to enable young people to nurture and maintain a lifelong passion for sport as a fundamental human right.

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Jess East
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