Video launch at International Symposium
Posted by Miggie Pickton
Submitted by Dr Helen Owton
Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare (BIRNAW)
6th November 2013, Brunel University, UK
Prior to the 8th Researching Youth Sport Annual Conference, the Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare (BIRNAW) held an international symposium where many of the key international researchers (from Norway, Canada, Belgium, USA and Denmark) in this field attended, presented and shared their wisdom and expertise.
BIRNAW is a group of international researchers who are working together to promote athlete welfare through research and consultancy. This network builds on the pioneering work conducted by Professor Celia Brackenridge in the Centre for Youth Sport and Athlete Welfare (CYSAW) and is coordinated by Dr Daniel Rhind. Indeed, the symposium consisted of talks from an array of experienced researchers (e.g. Prof Celia Brackenridge, Prof Kari Fasting, Prof Sandra Kirby), practitioners (e.g. sport psychologists such as Dr Misia Gervis), and stakeholders (e.g. Child Protection in Sport Unit) working in the field of athlete welfare. Amongst this group, Dr Helen Owton, from the department of psychology at the University of Northampton, attended the event where her video entitled Sexual abuse in Sport 2013 was shown and was very well received by the experienced and international group of researchers, practitioners, stakeholders in the field of athlete welfare.
The video is available to watch here.