St Davids College

PE Sport 9th June Event

Innovation Conference

Guest Speakers

Stephen Rollnick PhD

Stephen Rollnick PhD

Stephen Rollnick PhD is a psychologist, author and trainer in sport and other fields. He is Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University, Wales.

As a clinical psychologist Stephen spent many years in NHS mental health care and doing research on effective communication. He worked as a trainer in diverse cultures and settings worldwide, in support of programmes for pregnant teens and children with HIV/AIDS. He is a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing.

Stephen works in sport training coaches in communication, and mentoring individual coaches and players in cricket, football and other sports, including baseball, American football and surf therapy in South Africa. He has written several books on motivation, motivational interviewing and behaviour change. His most recent book is Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports (Guilford Press, New York).

Dr Katie Fitton Davies

Dr Katie Fitton Davies

Dr Katie Fitton Davies is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores. Her research focuses on the motivational processes of young children alongside movement development. Her passion is to help bridge the gap between research and applied practice in physical education.

Danny Newcombe

Danny Newcombe

Danny Newcombe is a Coach Development Manager for the Premier League. Previously Daniel has worked in higher education for 10 years and has been teaching and researching coaching science. Alongside his role at the Premier League Daniel is an international and domestic national league hockey coach. He is the head coach for the Men’s Welsh National Team and has been coaching the team for the past 10 years in addition to his current role as Head Coach of Reading Hockey Club near London. Currently embarking on a PhD which aims to explore the provision of and Environment Design Framework (EDF) to bridge the theory to practice gap for coaches who are engaged in skill development. Daniel has extensive experience working with coaches across many domains including Great Britain Hockey, English Institute of Sport, England & Wales Cricket Board, & the Lawn Tennis Association.

Russell Earnshaw

Russell Earnshaw

Since graduating from Cambridge in 1997 with a Masters in Economics and Mathematics, I've been involved in sport winning the European Cup as a player with Bath, competing and coaching in the Commonwealth Games, the 7's World Cp and the 7's World Series. I worked in the England Rugby Pathway (England U18's and U20's) as part of an inter-disciplinary team developing world-class English rugby players, many of whom played in the 2019 WC Final following a sabbatical to teach Economics for 2 years. I now work cross-sport (with organisations including NZ7’s, England Rugby, GB Hockey, British Swimming, the FA, numerous football teams, The ECB) and in business (Google, Abbott and the NHS among others) and in education with a focus on developing people, leadership, coaching, working as effective teams and creative thinking.

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