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Pre-Conference Workshops

8 September 2024 to 12 September 2024University of Manchester

PESP Invisible College 2024
Sunday 8 September 2024
09:30 – 16:30

Price: from £10
Venue: University of Manchester

The Invisible College remains one of the highlights of the PESP calendar and colleagues from the world of coaching, physical education, sport, and all related disciplines look forward to this annual event. The event is a chance for scholars, ECRs and professionals in the field to come together after the BERA conference to network and discuss contemporary issues/research in the field. Last year’s event was extremely successful with just under 100 attendees, and we hope to build on this in 2024.

The event aims to:

  • nurture a strong and confident research environment by supporting the current and next generation of researchers through developmental workshops/sessions, and foster collaboration amongst attendees.
  • celebrate and recognise excellence in research by offering PESP Journal best paper and best reviewer awards
  • ensure a strong and sustainable future for BERA by actively promoting BERA through the invisible college event, and by expanding our SIG membership.

Adopting this format for the event, we envisage will allow us to achieve the following objectives:

  • Foster a sense of belonging among the PESP community and to support the development of excellent researchers and practitioners.
  • Provide opportunities for colleagues to network, and build a community of practice to ensure a strong and sustainable future for the PESP SIG
  • Celebrate and recognise excellent research in physical education through the award of the PESP Journal Best paper awards
  • Provide research related developmental opportunities for attendees (especially those identified as early career researchers).
09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking
10:20 Welcome and Introduction
Julie Stirrup and Tom Quarmby
10:30 Scholar lecture
Professor Ashley Casey, Loughborough University
11:30 Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Journal awards
– Best Paper
– Best Reviewer
12:00 Lunch and networking
13:00 Parallel Session 1a:
Disseminating research and impact
Led by Tom Quarmby
Parallel Session 1b:
Social justice in physical education teacher education
Led by Shrehan Lynch 
14:30 PhD and Early Career Researcher Presentations
15:30 Closure and SIG social activity
16:00 Close of event

Workshop Leads

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Ash Casey, Professor

Professor of Physical Education and Pedagogy at Loughborough University

As Professor of Physical Education and Pedagogy at Loughborough University, I've dedicated my career to enhancing the educational landscape of physical education, underpinned by the persistent pursuit of pedagogical innovation and excellence....

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Julie Stirrup, Dr

Lecturer at Loughborough University

Julie is a lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Loughborough University. Julie’s research centres on Physical Education, physical development and its role within young people lives from the early years through to secondary...

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Tom Quarmby, Dr

Reader at Leeds Beckett University

Tom is a Reader in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in the Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University. Broadly, his research explores the role and value of Physical Education, physical activity and sport for youth from socially...

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Shrehan Lynch, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of East London

Dr Shrehan Lynch is a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of East London. She has over 15 years’ experience in education, Shrehan is currently the Course Leader for the Sport Foundation Degree at the University of East London. Her...