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Dance Psychology Conference - Beyond the body

November 29, 2013

Beyond the body: Psychological tools for performance enhancement and wellbeing in dance


Date: Friday 29 November 2013

Time: 9:30am - 9pm

Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB


This fascinating conference will be in association with the Royal Society of Medicine and will be held on 29th November at the Birmingham Hippodrome, to be followed by an evening drinks reception and an exciting announcement about the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) which is the consortium of organisations that work together to offer research, education and free injury care for dancers within the NHS.


Speakers will include:


  • Dr Howard Hall, Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, York St John University


  • Dr Joan Duda, Professor of Sports Psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham


  • Professor Jon Arcelus LMS, MSc, FRCPsych, PhD, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Visiting Professor at the Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED)


  • Charlotte Woodcock, Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Staffordshire University


  • Elsa Urmston PhD, freelance dance science researcher and lecturer


  • Eleanor Quested      PhD, Research Fellow in Dance Psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham


  • Dr Imogen Aujla (née Walker), Senior Lecturer in Dance and Course Leader, MSc Dance Science at the University of Bedfordshire



For more information on the conference please download the flyer here and to book, please visit the Royal Society of Medicine website:

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