UKSDN Conference 2018 Programme

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Day one – Monday 2 July 2018

09.30 – 10.00

Arrive and refreshments (Hartpury House reception)
10.00 – 10.15

Conference welcome (Room A6)

Russell Marchant, Principal, Hartpury College and University Centre

Dr Chris Mackintosh, Chair, UKSDN

Kate Mori, Conference Convenor

10.15 – 11.00

Keynote: Sport’s Role in Prisons

Professor Rosie Meek, Royal Holloway University

11.00  11.30Break to discuss what you have heard so far
11.30 – 13.00

Sport and crime reduction (Room one)

1) Sport, Youth and Criminal Justice: An academic exploration
of a Theory of Change

Speakers: Professor Andrew Parker, Dr. Haydn Morgan, Will
Roberts, Jon Cryer (all University of Gloucestershire) and Justin
(Alliance of Sport) and Professor Rosie Meek (Royal
Holloway University)

2) Understanding the Impact of Sport on Youth Crime and
Antisocial Behaviour: 10 Key Principles of Effective

Speaker: Graham Helm, National Door Step Sport Advisor,

3) Promoting prisoners’ motivation to engage in healthy
behaviours: An evaluation of the Cell Workout Workshops

Speaker: Hannah Baumer, PhD Researcher, Royal Holloway

Discussion and Q+As

Delivering community sport (Room two)

1) Collaborative Leadership – the challenges of delivering StreetGames
programmes through partnership

Speakers: Chris Cutforth, Senior Lecturer, Academy of Sport and Physical
Activity, Sheffield Hallam University; Isobel Dunn - Premier League
Coordinator Sheffield Wednesday FC

2) The power of storytelling on social media to engage communities: A Case

Speaker: Mike Squire, Founder and CEO, Active Connections Ltd

3) Is success in the third sector only measured by hard outcomes?

Speaker: Craig Corrigan, PhD Researcher, University of Wolverhampton

Discussion and Q+As

13.00 – 13.45

Lunch in Graze

13.45 – 14.15

Keynote: A shifting policy landscape – is it changing practice? (Room: A6)

James Allen, Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs, Sport and Recreation Alliance

14.15 – 15.45

Developing Health through sport and physical activity (Room: one)

1) Safe, Fit and Well: A case study examining how to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people (14 – 24) living in disadvantaged areas

Paul Jarvis Beesley, Strategic Lead for Health and Sport at StreetGames

2) Evaluating the role of coaches in the social impact of a three year sport and physical activity programme

Dr Marc Keech, Principal Lecturer, Sport Policy, University of Brighton

4) Place Based System Change and Physical Activity: Integrating physical activity in to transport and housing

Simon Hall, Physical Activity Strategic Lead, West Midlands Combined Authority

Discussion and Q+As

Sport and Social Inclusion (Room two)

1) Sport for Older Adults: What do we know and how can we engage them?

Claire Jenkin, Senior Lecturer Sport Development, University of Hertfordshire 

2) The importance of mentoring when working with those deemed at risk of being NEET

Kevin McPherson, Director of Research and Development at Active Communities Network

3) LGBTI and diversity work in Australian Sporting Organisations: Marrying the LGBTI+ community with Cricket in Victoria

Emma Staples, Cricket Victoria; Ryan Storr, Western Sydney University, Australia

Discussion and Q+As

15.45 – 16.15Break  
16.15 – 16.30Closing address: Dr Chris Mackintosh, Chair, UKSDN and Kate Mori, Conference Convernor
17.15 – 18.00

Optional activities

1. Guided run around the campus

2. Tour the Rider Performance Centre

3. Tour of our Hartpury Sports Academies

4. Visit to our Outdoor Classroom

19.30Evening Buffet (Hartpury House)

Day two – Tuesday 3 July 2018

09.30 – 10.00

Arrive and refreshments (Hartpury House reception)
10.00 – 10.15

Conference welcome (Room A6)

Dr Chris Mackintosh, Chair, UKSDN

10.15 – 11.00

Keynote: Community Sport Development and NGBs – Reflections of
how the RFU is engaging the whole community 
(Room A6)

Steve Grainger MBE, Rugby Development Director, RFU

11.00  11.30Break to discuss what you have heard so far
11.30 – 13.00

Developing Golf (Room one)

1) Community Golf: Designing Community and Club Interventions

Speakers: Dr Jonathan Wright, PGA Golf Development Executive;
Richard Shaw, PGA Professional and Founder of Community Golf

2) Exploring the Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Pathway: The
Case of English Golf

Speaker: Dr Chris Mackintosh, Senior Lecturer Sport Management,
Manchester Metropolitan University

3) Changing Perceptions and Encouraging more Female representation
in Golf

Speakers: Matthew Bloor, Volunteer Manager, England Golf; Lauren
Spray, England Golf Women and Girls Manager; Alice Lowe, Golf
Foundation Regional Development Officer

Discussion and Q+As

Olympic Legacy (Room two)

1) Stakeholder’s perceptions of the impact of the Olympic
Legacy on young people in east London

Speaker: Leah Dunthorne, Strength and Conditioning Coach,
English Institute of Sport

2) Legacy, Education and Impact: Reflections on Practice Based

Speaker: Verity Postlethwaite, PhD Researcher, University of

3) Contextualising Olympic legacy as a tool for urban

Speaker: Dr Helen Symons, Lecturer, Sport Coaching and
Development, Hartpury University Centre

Discussion and Q+As

13.00 – 13.45

Lunch in Graze

13.45 – 14.30

Workshop: Finding Funding for Community Sport (Room: GH)

Sam Watson, Orchard Fundraising Ltd, works with
educational institutions, charities and not-for-profit
organisations to help them find and secure funding. This
workshop will give you a new perspective on the fundraising
environment, some useful tips and techniques and the
confidence to develop a fundraising plan to make your
community sport opportunity happen

14.30 – 15:45

Developing Equine Sport (Room: one)

1) How can equestrianism maximise its impact

Speaker: Dr Georgina Crossman, G. K. Crossman Consultancy

2) Participation in equestrian sport and why it matters

Speaker: Anna Hall, Head of Participation, British Equestrian

3) Ebony Horse Club, raising aspirations through riding in an urban

Speaker: Naomi Howgate, Business and Funding Manager,
Ebony Horse Club

4) Challenges affecting participation within grassroots equestrianism –
looking at contributing factors behind recent participation trends

Speaker: Laura Sanger: Head of British Riding Clubs &
Participation at the British Horse Society

Discussion and Q+As

PhD/Early Researchers and Student seminar (Room two)

This will be an open forum for students and PhD/Early Career
Researchers to present their work and gain feedback from
leading academics and practitioners. Those attending the
conference are also welcome to come and join in the
For further information and to present your work please
contact Verity Postlethwaite at

2) Discussion and Q+As

15.45 – 16.00Break  
16.00 – 16.15Closing address: Dr Chris Mackintosh, Chair, UKSDN and Kate Mori, Conference Convernor

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