The CPSS Online Seminar Series 2021/22

The Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS) is pleased to announce the launch of its own free online seminar series, beginning Autumn 2021.

The seminar series will feature expert speakers on a range of relevant topics that align with the CPSS Mission Statement of contributing to enhanced safeguarding knowledge and practice, to promote and protect the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults in sport.

The seminars aim to facilitate research networking, knowledge exchange, and continuing professional development in a friendly, relaxed environment.

CPSS Seminars are free to attend and open to all – staff, students and member of the public – so please join us! To find out more about a seminar and to register to attend, please see events below. A secure link will be sent at least 5 days before the seminar.

Schedule of seminars

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 12:30 – 3pm (GMT)

The impact of gender on safeguarding and protecting athletes in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Dr Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Öbrero University, Sweden

Sexual discrimination and harassment in elite sports coaching
Professor Leanne Norman, Leeds Beckett University


Wednesday 15 December 2021, 12 – 1pm (GMT)

Eyes Wide Open
Athlete activist, former elite gymnast and leading campaigner for change within gymnastics


Wednesday 9 February 2022, 1 – 2pm (GMT)

Instagram policies and the online abuse of elite women in strength sports
Dr Catherine Phipps, Southampton Solent University


Wednesday 11 May 2022, 1 – 2pm (GMT)

Exploring the wellbeing of professional academy footballers
Dr Jimmy O’Gorman, Edge Hill University