Please join us at The Boundary at Bath Cricket Club to listen to Professor Carolyn Emery, one of the University's 2022/23 Global Chairs hosted by the International Relations Office, give a public lecture titled 'Time to SHRed Injuries: Research Informing Injury Prevention in Youth Sport'.
Through giving this public lecture, Prof Emery would like attendees:
To understand the burden of injury in youth sport
To consider multifaceted approaches to injury prevention research
To be exposed to multiple targets for evidence-informed primary injury prevention in youth sport across policy, training, and equipment strategies.
Professor Carolyn Emery is an internationally recognized injury epidemiologist and physiotherapist. Her research has had a significant impact on policy and practice in the prevention of injuries and concussions in youth sports both nationally and internationally. Professor Emery is the Chair of the Sports Injury Prevention Research Centre. She co-leads the Integrated Concussion Research Program at the University of Calgary and is an executive team lead focused on training and early career development for the Canadian Concussion Network and the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium.
Professor Emery's research on youth sports injury and prevention aligns closely with the University’s priority research theme of Health & Well-being. Professor Emery is currently leading a World Rugby Union-funded international project between Canada and the UK that is aimed at reducing injuries and concussion for the growing numbers of girls playing rugby and builds upon previous research conducted at the University of Bath as part of the Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (CRISP).
Professor Emery has played a central part in the establishment of the UK Concussion Prevention Network, who's aim is to significantly reduce concussions within youth and community sport and who has set an ambitious mission to reduce concussions in the UK for youth and community sports by 30% by 2030 through new policy, training and equipment interventions.
Timings and refreshements
The lecture will start at 18:00.
The lecture will finish at approx. 19:00; please feel free to join us for a reception straight after, where refreshments and canapés will be provided.