Upcoming & Past Conferences & Events

The Pushing boundaries: Women in Sport and Exercise Conference 2019 has recently taken place. There were two days of exciting presentations that promoted discussion and debate around the issues that females face in sport and exercise at all levels. We also examined how the industry could innovate, challenge attitudes and push the boundaries that still exist for women in sport.


Speakers :

  • The opening keynote was delivered by Professor Greg Whyte OBE PhD DSc FBASES FACSM and four times GB Winter Olympian GB Chemmy Alcott on the topic “Exercise and Pregnancy: From Theory to Practice”.

  • The second keynote was delivered by Kate Richardson-Walsh, GB and England Women's Hockey Captain and Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Professor Mark De Ste Croix delivered a talk titled “Be careful she’s a girl: Developing robustness and readiness in the female youth athlete”.

  • Nicole Sapstead, Chief Executive Officer of UK Anti-Doping shared her experiences of working in a male-dominated sporting world.

  • Dr Richard Burden discussed the latest developments of the English Institute of Sports ‘SmartHER’ programme, developing the health and performance.support of GB's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

  • Tanya Martin shared Women in Sport's latest work on transition to adulthood – ‘re-imagining sport for teenage girls’.


The women in sport and exercise conference 'Blood, Sweat and Fears' was held on 13 and 14 June 2018 at Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent. The Conference discussrf the issues around women's participation in sport and exercise.

The themes of the conference included:

  • Female-specific health and medical issues arising from participation in sport and exercise

  • Issues and opportunities for women's participation in sport and exercise


Our next annual WiSEAN conference is being held at the University of Worcester on 11th-12th November 2020. More information to follow. See their work in the field of women in sport and exercise.