THOUGHT LEADERS CONFERENCE

Sessions on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Time Session Stream
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Keynote Address: Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive, Sport England
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10:35 - 11:20 Activating the nation
Dr Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive, Sport England
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity, Public Health England
Huw Edwards, CEO, ukactive
Dr Natasha Jones, Vice-President, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
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11:45 - 12:30 Are fitness professionals really at the heart of the growth of the sector?
Elaine Briggs, Director of Education, Training and Innovation, Future Fit
Tara Dillon, Chief Executive, CIMSPA
Marcus Kingwell, Chief Executive, EMDUK
John Penny, Managing Director, Third Space
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Medical Director - Primary Care, Nuffield Health
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12:45 - 13:15 Keynote Address-Matt Roberts PT Building a brand and staying relevant
Sue Anstiss MBE, CEO and Founder, Promote PR
Matt Roberts, Owner and CEO, Matt Roberts Personal Training
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13:30 - 14:15 Do biomechanics matter?
Jack Chew, Managing Director, Chews Health Ltd
Ashley James, Clinical Lead of Occupational Health Physiotherapy Services, IPRS Group
Jo Gibson, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist, Liverpool Upper Limb Unit
Dr Philip Graham-Smith, Head of Biomechanics and Innovation, Aspire Academy
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14:30 - 15:15 What are the opportunities presented by policy to increase physical activity in schools?
Will Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, Youth Sport Trust
Dan Wilson, Director of Development, Yorkshire Sport
Ben Levinson, Head Teacher, Kensington Primary School
Patrice Canavan OBE, Executive Head Teacher, Oaklands School and Raine's Foundation School
Genevieve Mitchell, Sport Policy, governance and delivery, Department for Culture Media and Sport
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15:30 - 16:15 Climate crisis: creating a fitter planet
Dr Russell Seymour, Chief Executive, BASIS
Michael Lloyd, Deputy Stadium Manager, Arsenal Football Club
Jade Boggust, Senior Development Manager, Corporate and Destinations, Engie
Adam Wagner, Marketing and Brand Director, 1Rebel
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16:30 - 17:15 Is it good to be dis'connected?
Dr William Bird MBE, GP and CEO, Intelligent Health
Karen Taylor, Director, Deloitte Centre for Health Soluions
Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO and Co-Founder, ORCHA
Lucy Sheehan, Marketing Director, Fitbit
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Sessions on Thursday 18th June 2020

Time Session Stream
10:30 - 11:15 Prevention better than cure: embedding physical activity in social prescribing
Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and Public Health England Physical Activity Champion
Bev Taylor, Senior Programme Manager, Personalised Care, NHS England
Kenny Butler, Head of Health and Wellbeing, ukactive
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11:30 - 12:30 Keynote Address Conference
12:30 - 13:15 Mental Health v Medals
Chevy Rough, Wellbeing Specialist
Phil Smith, Director of Sport , Sport England
Frances Houghton, Former Olympic Rower, Member of UK Sport’s Mental Health Steering Group
Dr Amanda Gatherer, Clinical Psychologist and member, EIS Mental Health Expert Panel
John Donnelly, Head of Integrity, UK Sport, Chair, UK Sport’s Mental Health Steering Group
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13:45 - 14:30 How do we deliver healthy later lives?
Alison Giles, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing and Health, Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
Professor Dawn Skelton, Exercise Physiologist, Glasgow Caledonian University
​George MacGinnis, Challenge Director, Healthy Ageing, UK Research and Innovation
Dr Melrose Stewart, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham
Arun Kang, Chief Executive, Sporting Equals
Chris Foster, Head of Learning & Development, ukactive
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14:45 - 15:45 How to truly unlock the power of innovation within your business
Mok O'Keeffe, Founder, Innovation Bee Hive
Steve Ward, Director, GLL
Carl McCartney, Customer Experience Director, Les Mills UK
Nick Pontefract, Chief Operating Officer, Sport England
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