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RGU academic receives conference honour


An experienced sports scientist at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been awarded a senior role within a leading nationwide body.

Bryan McCannBryan McCann, lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in RGU’s School of Health Sciences, has been appointed as Conference Lead for The British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP).

The decision was formally announced at this year’s conference, in Cardiff earlier this week. Mr McCann will take the leading role for the 2017 conference, which is set to take place in Glasgow.

The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It is responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.

The DSEP conference is the largest event of its kind in the UK and one of the most prominent sport and exercise psychology gatherings in Europe. It attracts over 200 delegates each year, including academics, students, practitioners and trainee practitioners.

Its mission is to allow attendees to share their practice, discuss topical issues and promote the importance of sport and exercise psychology and research.

Mr McCann’s role will be to lead the decisions on the conference’s themes and content, while assessing abstracts for presentation at the event. He will also work on the event’s logistics alongside the BPS’ conference team.

Mr McCann, who has been Chair of the BPS DSEP Scotland Network for the past two years, said: “This will be the first time that the conference will take place in Scotland, which shows real recognition of the increasing profile of sports and exercise psychology across the country.

“I am honoured to take this prestigious position and look forward to building on the work that network members have done to promote the profession in recent years.”

Release by Jonathon Milne
Communications Officer | Health and Sport
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