Network Activities

General Activities

Over the summer, NW18 linked in with the Global Design Challenge for Physical Activity - an initiative led by Dr Fiona Chambers(a former link convenor of NW18) at University College Cork. NW18 came on board as a partner, offering academic support/insight to help project teams develop their work. This is ongoing. A reflective piece on the GDC has also been submitted by Dr Chambers for the EERA blog. As noted above, the planned specialist symposium being led by NW18 (and funded by EERA) on Creative and Innovative Methodologies in Educational Research had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will look to reschedule as and when this becomes possible.


NW18 has links to a number of key journals in the Sport Pedagogy field, both within Europe and beyond, through its members being on Editorial Boards, taking on reviewer roles and/or seeking to publish work through them. NW18 has links, in particular, to the following publications: Sport, Education and Society, European Physical Education Review, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, British Educational Research Journal and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. NW18 has submitted two pieces for consideration as EERA blogs this year (related to the Global Design Challenge and the joint event with SERA/ScotPERN during 'Reconnecting EERA'). A edited book documenting work/ideas related to an earlier NW18 specialist symposium (held in UCC, Ireland) is still under development with Routledge. Progress has been delayed by Covid-19.

Future Plans

We will look to reschedule our specialist symposium on Creative and Innovative Methodologies in Educational Research for some time in Spring 2021 (if possible). We will continue to build/strengthen ties to other research associations/conferences (e.g. AIESEP, BERA, ScotPERN) through connecting with relevant convenors and organisers.

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Interview with Link Convenor 2019