Activating the Nation

Sponsored by Xn and supported by ukactive

Exploring ways to get the inactive more active by addressing the challenges and potential solutions.

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Sessions on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time Session Stream
10:05 - 10:45 Insights from PHE's Active 10 Campaign
Anand Amlani, Head of Marketing - Live Well, Public Health England
Professor Fabio Ciravegna, Professor of Computer Science , University of Sheffield
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11:05 - 11:45 Combating isolation and loneliness
Eddie Brocklesby, Director , Silverfit
Dr Andrew Brinkley PhD, Research Associate, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences , NCSEM, Loughborough University
Chris Lillistone, Insight Manager, England Netball
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12:05 - 12:45 Creating a blue print for physical activity partnerships
Dr Andrew Boyd, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle
Chrissie Wellington, Global Head of Health and Wellbeing, ParkRun
Luke Harper, Head of British Cycling Partnership, HSBC
Jonathan Rigby, Commercial Director, British Cycling
Dr Ollie Hart, GP
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13:05 - 13:45 Co-locating health and physical activity services in leisure centres
Glenn Carlin, NCSEM Operations Manager , National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine
Dr Ollie Hart, GP
Dr Steven Mann, Head of Healthy Communities, Places for People Leisure
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14:05 - 14:45 Personalised care and social prescribing
Craig Lister, Managing Director, Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers
Alex Kenmure, Head of Business Development, Good Gym
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15:05 - 15:45 Bridging the skills gap - helping the physical activity sector support the health sector
Tara Dillon, Chief Executive, CIMSPA
Dr Steven Mann, Head of Healthy Communities, Places for People Leisure
Anthony Crozier, Health & Wellbeing research and development specialist, FutureFit
Dr Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine
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16:00 - 16:30 Engaging the least active: putting what people want from coaching into practice
Craig Blain, Physical Activity Development Lead , UK Coaching
Maria Papadopoulos, People Development Partner, Swim England
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16:55 - 17:30 Making sport and physical activity accessible for all
Lyndsey Barrett, Senior Occupational Therapist & Founder, Sport for Confidence
Dr Hayley Barton, Associate Director, Access Sport
Martin Symcox, CEO, Metro Blind Sport
Kerl Haslam, Chief Executive, SportsAble
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Sessions on Thursday 9th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:30 Tackling the root causes of inactivity -Essex Local Delivery Pilot and the Whole System Change model
Jason Fergus, Head, Active Essex
Dr William Bird MBE, GP and CEO, Intelligent Health
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11:05 - 11:45 Reviving the high street – opportunities for sport and leisure
Huw Edwards, CEO, ukactive
Martin Reeves, Chief Executive , Coventry City Council
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12:05 - 12:45 Transforming leisure facilities to maximise community engagement
Steve Scales, Client Services Director, ukactive
James Foley, Commercial Director, Alliance Leisure
Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport & Active Communities, University of Warwick
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13:05 - 13:45 Encouraging movement for all: supporting people with long term conditions to become more active
Sarah Worbey, Head of Health, Sport England
Manveet Basra, Public Health Manager, Breast Cancer Now
Steven McFadyen, Programme Partnerships Officer – Sport & Leisure, Alzheimer’s Society
Michelle Roberts, Physical Activity and Health Programme Manager, The Richmond Group of Charities
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14:05 - 14:45 How to create consistent physical activity messaging
Professor Charlie Foster OBE, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health, University of Bristol
Bob Laventure, Director, Later Life Training, , and member of the Expert Working Group advising the UK CMOs on physical activity communication and surveillance ​
Michelle Roberts, Physical Activity and Health Programme Manager, The Richmond Group of Charities
Kate Dale, Strategic Lead - Campaigns, Sport England
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15:05 - 15:45 Promoting sport and physical activity amongst women
Julie Creffield, Founder, Too Fat to Run
Helen Rowbotham, Director of Innovation, British Rowing
Louise Gear, Head of Women's Participation, The Football Association
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16:00 - 16:30 Public leisure services for the future
Cate Atwater, CEO, Community Leisure UK
Ian Brooke, Chair of the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) & Head of Community Service , Oxford City Council
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Sessions on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Time Session Stream
10:05 - 10:45 Return on investment Activating the nation
11:05 - 11:45 Supporting those with musculoskeletal conditions to be active
Dr Benjamin Ellis, Senior Clinical Policy Advisor, Versus Arthritis
Rhian Horlock, Strategic Programme Manager, Physical Activity , Versus Arthritis
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12:05 - 12:45 Active design: enabling active lives
Steve Densley, Strategic Partnership Manager, Active Design, Active Cheshire
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14:05 - 14:45 Whole systems approaches to enabling active lives: Move More Sheffield and Sport England local delivery pilots explored
Dr Katie Shearn, Researcher, Sheffield Hallam University
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15:05 - 15:45 Why fitness operators should start to think health
Duncan Stephenson, Deputy Chief Executive, RSPH
Anthony Crozier, Health & Wellbeing research and development specialist, FutureFit
Dr Steven Mann, Head of Healthy Communities, Places for People Leisure
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16:55 - 17:30 Innovative partnership working Activating the nation

Sessions on Thursday 18th June 2020

Time Session Stream
10:05 - 10:55 Motivation-should you use the carrot or the stick?
Dr Gary Mendoza, Managing Director, Stages of Change
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11:05 - 11:45 Getting physical activity support right for people with long-term conditions: sharing findings from a national conversation
Dr Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine
Pete Thomond, Chief Executive, Clever Together
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12:05 - 12:45 Using intergenertional connections to get people active
Dr Melrose Stewart, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham
Ali Goodall, Senior Innovations Manager, Youth Sport Trust
Ivo Gormley, Founder and CEO, GoodGym
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13:05 - 13:45 Creating a tech innovation ecosystem: realising the potential for the sector
Allison Savich, Strategic Lead -Data & Market Innovation, Sport England
Alex Zurita, Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation, London Sport
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14:05 - 14:45 Planning effective activation campaigns exploring: We are Undefeatable
Michelle Roberts, Physical Activity and Health Programme Manager, The Richmond Group of Charities
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14:05 - 14:45 Insight led programme design Activating the nation
15:05 - 15:45 Strategies for getting older adults active
Professor Mike Hurley, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences/Clinical Director, MSK programme, St George’s University of London and Kingston University/Health Innovation Network
Julie Robinson, CEO, Move it or Lose it
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