Speakers

Professor Nick Holt

Nick Holt is a Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, where he directs the Child & Adolescent Sport & Activity lab. He conducts research on psychosocial aspects of youth sport and physical activity among children, adolescents, and their families. He has published almost 100 peer reviewed articles, three books, and 25 book chapters on issues such as positive youth development, parenting, coping, and qualitative methods. He holds grants from several major funding agencies. He makes time everyday to engage in physical activity.

Dr. Genevieve A. Mageau

Genevieve completed her graduate studies with Prof. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec at Montreal and obtained a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University with Prof. Richard Koestner. She is now an associate professor at the University of Montreal in Canada, where she conducts research on hierarchical relationships from a social psychology perspective.

 

Professor Yngvar Ommundsen

Yngvar Ommundsen is a professor in Sport & Health Psychology at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS). He also holds a 20% position as professor at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. For several years, Ommundsen has been working in the field of psychology of youth sport, physical education and physical activity for children, adults and the elderly.

 

Professor Robyn Jones

Robyn is a Professor of Sport and Social Theory at the Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, a Visiting Professor (II) at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway, and a Visiting Associate Principal Lecturer (Research) at Hartpury College, UK. His research area comprises a critical sociology of coaching in respect of examining the complexity of the inter-active coaching context and how practitioners manage the power-ridden dilemmas that arise.

 

Dr. Martin Camiré

Martin is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa's School of Human Kinetics in Ottawa, Canada. His areas of interest lie in sport psychology and sport pedagogy. Through his research, he is interested in examining how positive youth development can be facilitated in the context of sport and how coaches learn to implement strategies to promote the development of life skills.

 

Hege Wilson Landgraff

Hege is a Ph.d.- candidate at the Norwegian Research Center for Children and youth Sport and her research interest is physiological development of (endurance trained) children and adolescents. She has MSc from Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Hege has ten years of experience as a coach in track and field for children 10-16 years of age.