Dr Stewart Vella
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THROUGH FOOTBALL
Stewart Vella is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong. He is a developmental sport psychologist with expertise in the relationships between sport participation and multiple indicators of mental health during childhood and adolescence.
Prof Dr Jelle Jolles
THE DEVELOPING BRAIN OF YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYERS
Jelle Jolles is a professor of neuropsychology at the VU university. He is the founder of the center for brain & learning and the author of various Dutch books such as 'het tienerbrein'. He is an expert in the brain and development of teenagers.
Prof Dr Vincent Gouttebarge
RECOGNITION AND PREVENTION OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Vincent Gouttebarge is a former professional footballer who nowadays is working at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers. Vincent is also the Chief Medical Officer of Football Players Worldwide (FIFPRO). He focuses on the physical, mental and social health of active and retired professional athletes.
Dr Mustafa Sarkar
RESILIENCE: CREATING A FACILITATIVE ENVIRONMENT IN FOOTBALL
Mustafa Sarkar is an Associate Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. His research focuses on individual, team, and organisational resilience in elite sport and other high performance domains (e.g., business).
In addition to these keynote speakers, sub-projects within FLAME will be presented, there is a panel of experts and sport psychologists from RB Leipzig, Liverpool FC, and Manchester United share their practice. Check the overview here.
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