Human Factors in Sport

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Many sports and activities have developed a deep and strong safety management culture that acts to share knowledge, prevent or minimise serious injury. Ergonomics and human factors specialists often contribute to the design of training or recuperation facilities, training regimes, training equipment and match management, in order to keep sport safe and make it ever enjoyable for millions to play and watch. Can approaches and expertise be transferred, adapted or adopted from sport to sport to benefit those taking part?

These questions will be discussed at Human Factors in Sport: Enhancing Safety and Competitiveness, a new one-day event organised by the CIEHF, taking place on the Loughborough University campus on 23 June 2017. This event is preceded on the evening of 22 June by an optional networking dinner with speakers at the same venue.

Loughborough University has a long and successful sporting history, and has been named University of the Year for Sport in the 2017 Times Good University Guide.

Provisional programme

Thursday 22 June
18:15  Reception and networking
19:00  Talks
20:00  Dinner

Friday 23 June
08:45  Registration and refreshments
09:20  Introduction and welcome
09:30  High acceleration events in dynamic sports, Neil Mansfield, Nottingham Trent University
10:15  Safety in unsupervised water sports, Michael Wright, Greenstreet Berman
11:00  Break, refreshments and networking
11:30  Connected athlete – wearables are variables, Daniel Simmons, CCD Design & Ergonomics
12:15  Diving incidents and accidents, Gareth Lock, Human in the System
13:00  Lunch
14:00  Adapted sport for the visually impaired, Mike Fray, Loughborough University
14:45  Encouraging participation in sport for all, Michael Wright, Greenstreet Berman
15:30  Break, refreshments and networking
16:00  The optimisation of sports systems, Paul Salmon, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
16:45  Summary and close

See more details about the programme

Burleigh Court is the venue for this event, a hotel with B&B accommodation. Just call them directly to book your room: 01509 633033.

Costs and booking

22 June – Talks and Dinner: £49 +VAT
23 June – Standard rate – One day event: £160 +VAT
23 June – Student rate – One day event: £50 + VAT

Book your place below now. CIEHF members receive 25% discount off the standard rates.

June 22 2017


Start: 22 June 2017 @ 18:15
End: 23 June 2017 @ 16:45
Cost: £49 - £160
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Burleigh Court, Loughborough University

Off Ashby Road (A512)
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR United Kingdom

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  • Thursday 22 June
  • 18:15 Reception and networking
  • 19:00 Talks
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • Friday 23 June
  • 08:45 Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20 Introduction and welcome
  • 09:30 Presentations
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Presentations
  • 13:00 Lunch and networking
  • 14:00 Presentations
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 Presentation
  • 16:45 Summary and close


Phone: 07736 893350
Website: Visit Organizer Website
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