Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for the best experience on this site, additional security, and speed.

Update browser

Conference postponed: From Science to Services

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine have decided to postpone our 2020 conference. We want to help protect frontline medical services by making sure that our delegates remain free to provide care should the situation with coronavirus escalate in the coming weeks.

Rather than reschedule this year, we have decided to host the event on 29th April 2021. 

The second joint conference between the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine will be taking place at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

The conference From Science to Services will investigate how cutting-edge sport, exercise and physical activity research is driving improvements in healthcare.

The conference will cover a number of themes including:

  • physical activity in pregnancy
  • prehabilitation and rehabilitation
  • physical activity and serious mental health
  • health inequalities due to physical inactivity.

It will include keynote presentations from Professor Sandy Jack from the University of Southampton and Sir Muir Gray from the University of Oxford.


9.00-9.30 Registration and refreshments
9.30-9.45 Welcome – Professor Robert Copeland and Dr Jo Larkin
9.45-10.15 Keynote one:


Professor Sandy Jack, University of Southampton

10.15-11.15 Session one: Physical activity in pregnancy


Dr Hayley Mills, Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Lou Atkinson, Aston University

Panel Q&A session

11.15-11.40 Refreshments and networking
11.40-12.40 Session two: Prehabilitation and rehabilitation


Dr John Moore, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Dr Paul Sanderson, Loughborough University

Dr John Etherington, President, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Panel Q&A session

12.40-1.40 Lunch and networking
1.40-2.10 Keynote two:


Sir Muir Gray, University of Oxford

2.10-3.10 Session three: Physical activity and serious mental health


Professor Simon Gilbody, University of York

Dr Florence Kinnafick, Loughborough University

Panel Q&A session

3.10-3.30 Refreshments and networking
3.30-4.30 Session four: Health inequalities due to physical inactivity


Professor Elizabeth Goyder, University of Sheffield

Dr David Bann, University College London

Panel Q&A session

4.30 Closing remarks


The conference will take place at:

Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
S9 3TY

Directions to the venue can be found here


Sheffield offers a wide range of hotels, many of which are close to the venue. For further information on local accommodation please visit the Sheffield Hallam University website.

Further information

If you have any questions or need any further information please contact Glenn Carlin, Operations Manager for NCSEM Sheffield