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NCSEM and FSEM seminar: COVID-19 recovery: the role of physical activity

Date and Time
29th April 2021, 19:30 - 21:00
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This seminar is the final one in an online series of four seminars jointly hosted by the three NCSEM hubs and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM).

The seminar will focus on recovery from long COVID. It will review the state of evidence, including new advances and gaps in knowledge. The sesssion will discuss the potential role of physical activity in recovery and the caution needed to avoid potential negative outcomes.

During the seminar we will hear first-hand the impact that long COVID has on individuals’ lives, followed by an overview of a pilot project exploring holistic support and multidisciplinary models of care.

This event will take place online. It is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in the topic. To book your place please click on the book now button above and complete the booking form. You will be emailed details of how to access the online talks the day before the event.

The talks will all be recorded and will be made available after the event.

To book onto this session please complete the online booking form. Please note, the administration for this event is being done by the FSEM. Any questions or queries about booking should be directed to For further details please visit the FSEM website.

1.5 CPD points will be awarded for attending this session.

Anna is Programme Manager at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine-Sheffield and an Associate Professor at Sheffield Hallam University.  She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a special interest in physical activity and healthy ageing and she worked in the NHS for many years.  This was followed by policy roles at Public Health England and NHS England.  Anna now leads a number of large physical activity research projects alongside overseeing Sheffield’s Physical Activity Strategy ‘Move More’.

Caroline is Theme Lead for Living Well with Chronic Disease at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and lead the Health and Disease group in the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. Caroline’s research interests include the investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying differential responses to interventions to treat complex conditions including long COVID. Recent studies include laboratory-based experiments to investigate the effect of drugs at a cellular level, through to community-based projects analysing the individual variability in response to lifestyle interventions.
Sally is an organisational scientist and health services researcher, she has a wide range of policy implementation experience, a growing understanding of co-production research methods and an interest in implementation science. Sally has a clinical background and continuing registration as an Allied Health Professional (AHP) and a strong interest in the health of older adults and the wellbeing of older populations. Her research interests are associated with the measurement of health outcomes and measuring the quality and impact of services.
Rebecca is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine with a special interest in female athlete health and also oncology. Rebecca graduated from Newcastle University, and went on to train in both Hospital medicine and Sport and Exercise Medicine. Rebecca has also completed research on the impact of physical activity on chronic illness, working in clinical research in Oncology to address barriers and opportunities to integrate exercise prescription into medical care. Her current clinical work covers musculoskeletal medicine, sport and exercise medicine for elite athletes and also event medicine. Most recently Rebecca is running a ‘Long COVID’ clinic helping athletes to recover.
Someone with lived experience will provide a personal perspective on physical activity and COVID-19 recovery


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To book onto this session please complete the online booking form. Please note, the administration for this event is being done by the FSEM. Any questions or queries about booking should be directed to For further details please visit the FSEM website.

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