The past two weeks have seen another busy period for EIS practitioners and staff. Here’s a roundup of some of the news, course attendances and appearances.
This week Head of Psychology Kate Hays was rewarded for her contributions to the field of sport and exercise psychology, receiving an Applied Practice Award from the British Psychological Society.
Slightly late (blame a building project & ‘kind’ neighbour) but thank you so much to @BPSOfficial @BPS_DSEP. I am absolutely chuffed to bits to receive the applied practice award for contributions to my passion – the field of sport & exercise psychology. pic.twitter.com/z3tQG2BtqR
— KATE HAYS (@DrKateHays) January 30, 2019
On Tuesday 29th January, EIS Head of Performance Nutrition Mike Naylor was a speaker at UK Anti-Doping’s Clean Sport at the Front Line event at Loughborough University, sharing his specialist insight and highlighting the importance of focussing on a food-first approach. Read more about the event here.
Earlier this month, EIS Physiologist Rich Burden and Nutrition Scientist Nathan Lewis were published in the Physiological Society Journal, presenting their thoughts on biomarkers in elite sport and what the future might hold.
On Thursday this week, the EIS Performance Pathways team held a Talent Development Environments Symposium, with keynote speakers Associate Professor Kristoffer Henriksen from University of Southern Denmark and Kirsty Mehta the Deputy Head of Brit School. This was attended by a large number of Pathway Managers and coaches.
Some great reflections around this important message in @ElliottSportPsy’s introduction to the @eis2win/@uk_sport Performance Pathways Talent Development Environments Symposium: Focus on fixing the environment, not the athlete pic.twitter.com/A1HZiTCEvx
— Charlotte Hinchliffe (@SportPsychHinch) January 31, 2019
Last weekend saw eight EIS practitioners attend the Paralympic module of the Elite Sport Physiotherapy Accreditation (ESPA) in Sheffield. ESPA is a unique, practical based course accredited by the University of Salford. It was created and is delivered by EIS experts.
The weekend focused on the development of knowledge, skills and contextual performance problem solving specific to para sport to support the practitioners in their delivery to sports on a day to day basis.
— Sinead Chambers (@sinead_chambers) January 27, 2019
It’s not often you get to spend a weekend with arguably some of the best Paralympic Physio’s in the world! Great weekend on the ‘Elite Sport Physio Accreditation’ course talking all things Para Sport! #ESPA #CollectiveIntelligence @eis2win 👊🏼🇬🇧🙋🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/yIFyktFZZM
— Laura Heathcote (@lauracreighton) January 27, 2019
The EIS was featured as Comic Relief announced on Wednesday (30 January) the nine celebrities taking part in a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise fund for Red Nose Day.
Some of the group made use of the EIS Environmental Chamber at Bisham Abbey to help them get used to the altitude they’ll experience on the trip and clips were shown on social media and the One Show on BBC TV.
We were proud to support @comicrelief and host a few of the #ReturnToKili celebrities recently in our environmental chamber to help them get used to the altitude they’ll experience https://t.co/HchOHpfzwn
— English Institute of Sport (@eis2win) January 30, 2019