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COVID-19: How adults and children can stay active at home - Facebook Live Event

COVID-19: How adults and children can stay active at home -Facebook Live Event

Academics from DCU’s School of Health and Human Performance and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics are teaming up for a four-part series of Facebook live events on DCU’s Facebook page to provide practical tips and advice on how adults and children can stay active at home during Covid-19.

The first event kicks off this Wednesday, March 25th at 1.00pm with Dr Stephen Behan taking your questions and queries.

Over the coming weeks, the Facebook Live broadcasts will feature Dr Sarahjane Belton, Dr Johann Issartel and Dr Cameron Peers each hosting their own FB live broadcast and answering your queries and questions directly.

If you have a question on how you and/or your family can keep active while at home - and practising social distancing - let us know!

You can contact us via Twitter (@DCU), LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

You can also email us at socialmedia@dcu.ie

Meet the team that will be answering all your questions:

Dr Stephen Behan is a researcher at DCU’s School of Health and Human Performance and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.

Stephen’s research areas are in physical literacy, fundamental movement skills, physical activity and coaching.

He is currently involved in the Moving Well-Being Well project involving DCU, the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin GAA and the GAA.

Aside from his research and academic work, Stephen describes himself as a huge sports fan particularly GAA and he is heavily involved with CLG Na Fianna in Glasnevin combining administration and playing duties, as vice-chairperson of the club and a member of the hurling team respectively.

Read the Spotlight on Research profile on Stephen here

Follow Stephen Behan on  @behan_s  @insight_centre  @BubbleCoaching

Dr Sarahjane Belton is the Head of DCU’s School of Health and Human Performance and an Associate Professor in Physical Education.

A former Irish rugby international, who competed at the 2006 World Cup in Canada (her performances earned her a place on the team of the tournament).

Sarahjane's research is in the field of physical activity and health in children and youth.

This encompasses all related aspects from physical literacy, health related fitness, motivation and attitudes towards being active.

Sarahjane’s research projects include the Youth Physical Activity towards Health (Y-PATH) project, which includes ‘PE 4 Me’, a whole school program for the Junior cycle, and she is currently collaborating with a range of stakeholders on the Moving Well-Being Well project.

Follow Sarahjane @sjbelton

Dr Johann Issartel is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance and Director of the Multisensory Motor Learning Lab at DCU.

Johann’s research and academic focus is on the links between people’s movement (mainly children) and their wellbeing, analysing people’s motor skills’ levels in daily activities such as running, jumping and skipping, sport specific skills and also fine motor actions, like writing and drawing. He describes his research area as “the interface between biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience”.

Dr Issartel is the principal investigator on the Moving Well-Being Well project.

Read Johann’s interview with Spotlight on Research here

Follow Johann on @Johann80Johann

Dr Cameron Peers is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance.

Cameron’s research and academic focus is in the field of childhood physical literacy, well-being, and health related to physical activity.

He is currently involved in the Moving Well-Being Well project involving DCU, the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin GAA and the GAA.

Away from his research, Cameron is an ardent supporter of Liverpool FC, volunteers with Dublin Simon Community, loves yoga, and cooking veggie currys.

Follow Cameron on @cameronpeers

(l-r)  Dr Stephen Behan, Dr Sarahjan Belton, Dr Cameron Peers, Dr Johann Issartel 


23rd March, 2020
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