15045750_10209514409050972_2102400705_nWe are delighted to announce Dr Richard Bailey as a new chair for our forthcoming conference, Future Football: a design for life. 

Richard Bailey is an internationally recognized authority on physical activity and human development. His academic qualifications are in Physical Education, Philosophy, Psychiatry. Richard has been a Professor at a number of universities, and now shares his time between working as Senior Researcher at ICSSPE, the world umbrella body for sport, sport science and physical activity, and as Director of his own research consultancy. He is a prolific author and blogger, including columns on physical activity and learning for Psychology Today and sport for the Huffington Post.

Richard currently works with a number of national and international organisations, including UNESCO, OECD, the World Health Organisation, the International Olympic Committee, sportscoach UK, Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the Professional Golfers Association, and Sport England. He has directed studies that have influenced policy and practice around the world. He directed the English Talent Development for Schools. More recently, he was the key contributor to the Nike-led Designed to Move initiative, and he is consultant for Nike’s Global physical activity programme. He also recently led two programme reviews for the English Premier League.

Richard will provide a 20 minute presentation based on his research within his role as chair titled:

Dr Richard Bailey: Talent Exclusion and Talent Loss – two missing, but vital ideas