Forum 2015

2015 PEPAYS Ireland Research Forum 


Applying Research to Practice and Policy for Promotion of Lifelong Physical Activity


Hosted by the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College in the PESS Department at the University of Limerick


Tuesday 9th June


Research Forum 2015 is a 1-day event ending with an evening BBQ and music in the Stables courtyard. An informal lunch will be served in the PESS café or outside patio (depending on weather). Both meals are part of forum registration. Plan on attending the conference and staying overnight to enjoy the BBQ and social.


The conference programme will feature two keynote speakers and concluding respondent.  


Prof. Stewart Trost, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His research interests include measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, psychosocial and environmental correlates of physical activity behaviour, and community-based interventions to promote physical activity and prevent obesity in children and youth.


Mr. David Passmore is a faculty member in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University. His primary research interests focused on the coaching process and coach-athlete interaction and effective coaching practice. Recent research investigated the development pathways of elite coaches working at Olympic level. He has also completed work based research in to talent identification and player development pathways.


Mr Ronan Toomey is Principal of the Strategy Development Unit, Office of Older People, Irish Department of Health.. He has been instrumental in the design and launch of the Healthy Ireland initiative and development of the National Physical Activity Plan.

Our Mission

To use high-quality, multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research to shape, influence and inform policy and practice relating to advancing the health and well-being of populations in the areas of physical education, sport, physical activity and health.

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