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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

    E36 - The psychology of becoming an elite athlete

    E36 - The psychology of becoming an elite athlete

    In this episode of the “Experts in Sport” podcast, host Martin Foster sits down with Paul Wylleman, clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Brussels, to discuss the transition from junior to senior level that athletes undergo as part of their career. 
    Time Stamps:  
    00:00 – 02:57 Introduction & career background information on our guest 
    02:58 – 06:28 Overview of an athlete’s transition from junior to senior level 
    06:29 – 13:16 How the Holistic Athlete Career model (HAC) was developed  
    13:17 – 18:34 Detailing the diverse transition experiences of junior elite athletes 
    18:35 – 25:17 The psychosocial impact of transitioning 
    25:18 – 31:06 The athlete identity 
    31:07 – 39:17 The importance and diversity of coach-athlete dynamics 
    37:18 – 45:06 Athletes in higher education 
    45:07 – 47:38 Preparing athletes for the transition (https://www.dualcareertools.com/) 
    47:39 – 55:26 The financial and legal aspects of the HAC model 
    55:27 – 59:34 Struggling vs. coping with the transition 
    59:35 – 1:01:59 The future of this branch of research 
    1:02:00 – 1:03:30 Episode recap and conclusion 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    E35 - How to stay motivated on your new year fitness journey

    E35 - How to stay motivated on your new year fitness journey

    In a new season of Experts in Sport, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined in the studio by Dr Ian Taylor (Senior Lecturer in Psychology) to discuss how to keep our gym wear from gathering dust.  

    Time Stamps:
    00:00 – 00:59 Introduction & career background information on our guest and host

    01:00 – 05:52 Goal-setting in order to stay motivated to exercise

    05:53 – 09:04 The balance between reducing effort and increasing motivation

    09:05 – 12:58 Using enjoyment and short-term benefits to motivate oneself

    12:59 – 16:19 Identity as an aspect of motivation

    16:20 – 18:13 Exercising as early in the day as possible

    18:14 – 22:34 Finding an activity that balances both movement and personal enjoyment

    22:35 – 30:30 Gradually increasing the intensity in a new type of exercise

    30:31 – 33:55 Episode recap and conclusion

    • 33 min
    E34 - Wellbeing in professional sport

    E34 - Wellbeing in professional sport

    Steve Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at the Wellbeing Science Institute discusses psychology and wellbeing to enhance sporting success both on and off the pitch. 

    00:00 – 03:38 Introduction & career background information on our guest
    03:39 – 05:18 The beginning of the wellbeing science institute and the collaboration with Loughborough University
    05:19 – 10:05 The win-win Leadership scenario – How to make both the organisation and its people succeed  
    10:06 – 13:58 Transformational & female leadership within the sporting industry – the importance of diversity
    13:59 – 15:32 Defining Well-being and its importance on individual’s potential, and life quality
    15:33 – 17:42 Usage of evidence-based approach within the Wellbeing science Institute 
    17:43 – 20:13 A practical model to enhance athletes’ wellbeing 
    20:14 – 26:49 Wellbeing as a performance enabler tool & 3 organisational approaches towards it
    26:50 – 31:50 Bridge the gap between professional and personal level in a professional sporting environment 
    31:51  – 36:04 Benefits of multi-dimensional approach towards professional sport and the importance of a varied disciplinary education 
    36:03 – 38:09 How to measure short and long term success of a wellbeing program 
    38:10 – 43:47 The development of an organisational wellbeing strategy with the Australian NRL
    43:48 – 47:45 The collaboration with Loughborough University and its impact of the wellbeing course on the university’s performance lifestyle teams.
    47:46 – 49:04 Episode conclusion 

    • 49 min
    E33 - Commonwealth Games special

    E33 - Commonwealth Games special

    Experts in Sport welcomes guests involved in the Commonwealth games with a range of practitioners from Loughborough University and beyond.

    Time Stamps -
    0:00:00 Welcome
    0:00:20 Professor Vicky Tolfrey, Professor of Applied Disability Sport and Director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport
    0:07:03 Jonathon Riall, Team England Triathlon Team Leader and Head of Performance Services at the British Paralympic Association
    0:17:23  Ben Stephenson, Research Assistant in Sports Performance at Loughborough University
    0:23:53  Dr Chris McLeod, an expert in eating behaviour at Loughborough University
    0:43:35 Dr David Fletcher, Sport Psychologist at Loughborough University
    0:50:25 Professor Mike Caine, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Sport and Professor of Sport Technology and Innovation at Loughborough University

    • 1 hr
    E32 - Leadership secrets that drive high performing teams

    E32 - Leadership secrets that drive high performing teams

    Experts in Sport podcast host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) sits down with John Steele, Loughborough Sport’s Executive Director of Sport, to unearth leadership secrets that drive high performing teams. 

    Time Stamps - 
    00:00 – 1:35 Introduction & background information on the episode’s guests 
    1:36 – 3:35 Career beginning and the passion for leadership 
    3:36 – 6:00 “Serve to lead” - modern leadership with heart and mind 
    6:01 – 9:06 The difference between management and leadership  
    9:07 – 12:24 Culture and leadership behaviour to enhance high performance environment 
    12:15 – 17:39 Personal development - the process of leading through emotional connection 
    17:40 – 22:43 Transition from player to Director of Rugby and different styles of leadership 
    22:44 – 25:22 The importance of leading through others and multi-dimensional behaviour  
    25:23 – 29:52 Discussing what makes an excellent team and the significance of a varied recruitment of leaders 
    29:53 – 32:07 Advice for students and future development in the field of leadership  
    32:08 – 34:51 Self-reflection and significant career learning points  
    34:52 – 37:18 Create your personal leadership model in your style  
    37:19 – 38:12 Episode conclusion  

    • 38 min
    E31 - Sustainability and climate change impacts on sport

    E31 - Sustainability and climate change impacts on sport

    In the latest Experts in Sport podcast, guests Dr Maddie Orr and Dr Russell Seymour, provide an informative discussion on sport, climate change and sustainability.
    During the episode, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and the researchers, both of whom have vast scientific experience in environmental studies, explain how climate change can affect current sporting events. 

    • 41 min

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