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School of Health & Human Performance

6th Annual All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education

Glasnevin Campus
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The School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University are proud to announce that the 6th Annual All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education will be held on Friday September 9th 2022 on our Glasnevin campus.

This year’s conference again aims to give postgraduate research students the opportunity to present their work to peers and interested academics in a supportive and collaborative environment. There will also be awards on the day for best poster and best oral presentation from the submitted abstracts. Like recent years, the broad themes of Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education will be to the fore, but in recognition of the growing expertise in the areas of Athletic Therapy and Training in Ireland, we also welcome contributions under this theme.

We look forward to welcoming delegates undertaking research for a Masters/PhD/DProf relating to the following thematic areas:

  • Exercise Science & Sports Performance
  • Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy
  • Physical Activity & Health
  • Athletic Therapy & Training

This conference provides an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to: 

  • Enhance and develop their research skills by presenting research in a conference environment
  • Present research proposals, preliminary data or research-in-progress
  • Network and engage in academic discourse in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment
  • Receive constructive feedback on their poster/oral presentation

There will also be awards on the day for best poster and best oral presentation from the submitted abstracts.

Registration: We are pleased to announce that registration has opened for this year's conference, and can be completed through Eventbrite. Registration is €20 for students, and €40 for all other attendees Eventbrite

Abstract submission: We are also pleased to announce that we are now accepting abstract submissions. To submit an abstract, please read the attached guidance document, and submit your abstract using this form

Conference Speakers


Dr. Aoife Lane - Head of Department of Sport & Health Sciences, Technological University of the Shannon

“What About the W? Sport and Physical Activity for Girls and Women, Ireland 2022”



Dr. Alan Flanagan - MSc and PhD in Nutrition Science (University of Surrey), Founder of the Alinea Nutrition Education Hub, and Research Communication Officer for Sigma Nutrition

"The PhD Journey"



Dr. Conor Heffernan - Lecturer in Sociology of Sport, University of Ulster

“From No Weights to Multiple Plates: The Evolution of the Back Squat”



"The Post-PhD Landscape"

David Dunne - Performance Nutritionist, current PhD candidate at LJMU, and Co-Founder of Hexis

Dr. Sarah Kelly - Former Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at SETU and DCU and current CEO of Circle of Light

Dr. Ciara Duignan - Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Health at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, UCD

Dr. Arthur Lynch - PhD in isometric strength testing (UL), and applied practitioner in strength sports


Conference schedule now live at this link


Important Information for Presenters

Oral Presenters

All presentations must be between 8-10 minutes in duration, with an additional 3-5 minutes for questions. In the interest of fairness for all speakers, this time limit will be strictly adhered to. All accompanying slides must be emailed to aipgconf@dcu.ie by Thursday 8th September at 4pm.

Poster Presenters

The size for posters accepted to the conference is A0 or A1 in portrait format only. Landscape posters can not be accepted due to space constraints.

Poster presenters are responsible for the printing, display of their posters in their designated area, and for removing it post conference. All presenters are expected to be beside their posters during the allotted poster sessions. More details on this will be provided closer to the time. 



More information on the conference, including the full programme, will be provided here in the coming weeks.

Key dates

Registration opens:                                June 1st 2022

Abstract submission deadline:               July 8th 2022

Notification of abstract decision:            August 5th 2022

Registration deadline:                            September 2nd 2022

Conference:                                           September 9th 2022


If you have any questions or suggestions about the conference, submission of abstracts, etc, please do not hesitate to contact us at aipgconf@dcu.ie

Sports Physio & Performance
Keynote Sponsor
Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland