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How to lose weight and keep it off - according to science

Losing weight is often at the forefront of many people’s minds at the start of the year. But if weight loss was your goal for 2019, chances are that by now, you’ve probably already experienced some challenges.


Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences?

Why should sport psychology practitioners attend football medicine conferences? Reflections on Isokinetic Medical Group Conference Football Medicine Outcomes – Are we winning? from a trainee sport and exercise psychologist.

 Kelly Butterworth
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Leeds Beckett academic to chair Clean Sport at the Front Line event

Professor Sue Backhouse Director of Research at Leeds Beckett University will chair the Clean Sport at the Front Line event in Loughborough on 29 January 2019.

Liam Oliver

Time Flies - Liam Oliver

Now then! It has been a while since I last wrote a blog post. I wanted to catch myself up, as well as anybody who might be interested! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.


Where's your 'social pollution'?

Did you catch up with some reading over Christmas? I had been eyeing my growing pile of skim-read titles for weeks into the run-up to the break. One cracker (no pun intended) from what I did read is still with me. It is Jeffrey Pfeffer’s ‘Dying for a Paycheck’ (2018). Read on if, like me, you find it difficult to combine doing well and being well with helping others do the same.


A Global South View on the Copa Libertadores Final in Madrid

It was bad enough that Boca Juniors’ players were violently attacked by River Plate fans as they drove to the stadium (see BBC, 2018). Then, given the security threat, the game - the second leg of the prestigious Copa Libertadores final - was immediately postponed.

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Leeds Beckett experts share research insights at Global Anti-Doping Education Conference in China

Anti-doping experts from across the globe will converge in Beijing, China on October 24-25 for the Second World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Education Conference. The event will draw representatives from a range of anti-doping stakeholders from International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), National Governing Bodies (NGBs), and Universities.

Kev Hylton

Are We There Yet? Sport, Diversity and Inclusion

Many argue that in 2012 the London Olympic/Paralympic Games brought our diverse country together in a display of national unity. London was described in the Games’ 2012 report as ‘a world in one city’ and our successful athletes reflected these aspirations. It appears from Sport England that we still have work to do because on Monday 8th October we were invited to join around 60 of the key stakeholders in sport to discuss diversity and inclusion and how we might create impact at all levels of the industry.


Preparing Graduates for Working Life

Rachel Brown - Senior Digital Account Manager at Banana Kick, Carnegie School of Sport Alumni

Back to where it all began

Last week, myself and Oli, two Leeds Beckett University alumni along with Rob, were invited to Headingley Cricket Stadium to share our insight and give advice to students looking to land themselves a job after graduation.

Armed with questions, the students were given an hour to chat to us about everything from what skills and attributes companies look for in graduate applicants to our day to day roles and responsibilities while at work.

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Serena Williams loss in the US Tennis Open: A stress and coping analysis

Stress levels from the pressure of competing in a major final, such as a grand slam in tennis, can be extremely high and even a small distraction can have significant detrimental consequences on an athlete´s performance, and potentially their well-being.  As an example, this week’s highlights on the US Open appeared to mainly focus on Serena Williams’s code violations during the women’s final.

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