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22 October - 13 November
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Addressing physical activity inequalities through research-policy-practice collaboration

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Professional audiences

What’s on offer?

This event will enable attendees to explore and discuss approaches to collaboration across research, policy and practice that addresses physical activity inequalities.

The event will feature:

A keynote introduction on the current policy landscape by Adam Conant, Head of Sport in the Department of Digital, Culture, Tourism and Sport.

Interactive, breakout sessions focussed on: ‘Co-production: What really is it, why might we do it, and how can we realistically achieve it?’; ‘Aligning physical activity and healthy weight approaches’; ‘Fostering inclusivity in disability sport and physical activity’; and ‘Ageing, Older People & Physical Activity’

A plenary panel bringing together insights from the event.

Opportunities for networking with other attendees.

What’s it about?

The event is intended to highlight, consider and develop opportunities to enhance research-policy-practice collaboration to address physical activity inequalities. Successful examples of collaboration involving Durham academics, policy makers and practitioners will be presented. Interaction and discussion amongst all attendees will be facilitated to enable new ideas and possibilities for collaboration to be developed.

Who’s leading the event?

The event will be jointly led and delivered by staff from the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences (Durham University) and County Durham Sport. The keynote introduction will be delivered by Adam Conant, Head of Sport in the Department of Digital, Culture, Tourism and Sport.

Open to

Anybody who may have a practice or policy role that encompasses any aspect of physical activity

Of particular interest to

Attendees working in County Durham will be particularly welcome, as will representatives of regional and national organisations whose role spans any aspect of physical activity.