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About the Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network

Opportunities for women in sport and exercise are expanding rapidly, whether it is leading a governing body, excelling in elite competition or simply participating for fitness, camaraderie and the love of sport. However, there is still much work to do to achieve a level playing field. 

The Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network (WiSEAN) aims to bring together leading academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines to grow, strengthen and promote research on women in sport and exercise, with the ultimate goal of optimising women’s athletic success and their participation.

The aims of the WiSEAN are:
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To provide a communication network of individuals who are involved in commissioning, designing, executing, reporting and utilising research into women in sport and exercise

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To offer a mentoring support network for professional

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To be the first port of call for media queries relating to women in sport and exercise 

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Complete our survey!

We wish to evaluate WiSEAN, in terms of its impact and processes.

We want to hear from members and non-members on your thoughts about WiSEAN, the extent of its impact and about what things could be improved. We also want to gather nominations for someone who you feel has made a significant contribution to Sport and Exercise for women and/or girls, who you feel is inspirational in their field.

Who we are

Jacky Forsyth

Dr Jacky Forsyth

Co-founder of WiSEAN and Associate  Professor of Exercise Physiology 

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Claire-Marie Roberts

Dr Claire-Marie Roberts

Co-founder of WiSEAN and Head of Coach Development and Insight at the Premier League

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Rachael Bullingham

Dr Rachael Bullingham

WiSEAN Executive Board Member and Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

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Nikki Brown

Dr Nicola Brown

WiSEAN Executive Board Member and Associate Professor in Female Health and Performance

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