Expert Speakers

 Conference 2020 Abstracts Registration Programme Keynote speakers

SPARC 2020 Conference has some amazing expert speakers lined up from across physical activity research and practice:

Nanette Mutrie
University of Edinburgh

Title: Physical Activity and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sebastien Chastin
Glasgow Caledonian University / University of Ghent


Title: Physical Activity Risk of Infection and the Immune System

Paul McCrorie
University of Glasgow

Title: Welcome to the Great Outdoors: The role of the built and natural environment on children’s physical activity levels and behaviours

Kevin Lafferty
Scottish Forestry

Title: Outdoor recreation and being active in nature

Lee Craigie
Scottish Government

Title: Update from Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner

Andy Cope

Title: The role of active travel in supporting recovery from Covid-19

Avril Johnston
University of Glasgow

Title: Physical activity by stealth: The role of active play on children’s physical activity levels and health and wellbeing

Marguerite Hunter Blair
Play Scotland

Title: Active play: building happy , healthy and competent children

Ailsa Niven 
University of Edinburgh

Title: Research Perspective – Mental Health & Physical Activity

Robert Nesbitt
Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Title: Physical Activity Update from SAMH

Dawn Skelton
Glasgow Caledonian University

Title: Strength and balance programmes: different beasts for risk reduction vs falls prevention

Helen Collins
University of Dundee

Title: Building strong foundations for an active life