Speakers: Dr Miguel Nery
Date: Wednesday 8 March 2023
Time: 12 – 1pm (GMT)
Venue: Online event (The event will take place on Zoom. A secure link will be sent 2 working days before the seminar.)


11.55amSession opens online for joining – please turn off your microphone when joining
Dr Melanie Lang, Director of the Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport and seminar series lead
12.10pmBullying in sport: Definitions, prevalence and prevention
Dr Miguel Nery, Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal

Seminar abstract

Bullying is one of the most common forms of maltreatment in sport, yet it is often also one of the most misunderstood. This presentation explores how we define bullying in the context of sport, the particular characteristics specific to bullying in sport, and how prevalent the problem is. It concludes by discussing evidence-based strategies that can be implemented to manage and prevent its occurrence in youth sport settings.

Speaker biographies

Dr Miguel Nery

Dr Miguel Nery is a clinical and sport psychologist, psychodynamic psychotherapist, and professor of psychology. He is also Research Coordinator at the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal. His main research interests are human development, mental health, psychopathology, human aggression, play, and sport. He is author of the book ‘Bullying in Youth Sports Training: New perspectives and practical strategies’ (with C. Neto, A. Rosado and P. K. Smith, Routledge, 2020) and project manager of the Portuguese Government-funded projects Cartão Vermelho ao Bullying (Give the Red Card to Bullying) and Desporto sem Bullying (Sport without Bullying), which aimed to prevent bullying in youth sport. Miguel is also a clinical psychologist in private practice.