Dr Stefan Lawrence to feature on expert panel at Sport, Media and Gender Conference

08/10/2019 by Charlotte Hughes

Dr Stefan Lawrence, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Health at Newman University has had his expertise called upon to feature as a panel member at an upcoming Sport, Media and Gender Conference.

The conference, which will take place on 17th January 2020 in London, is entitled On the same page? The Theory-practice Divide and Gendered Media Representations of Sport. The one-day conference will take place at Northumbria University’s London Campus and will see Professor Toni Bruce from the University of Auckland deliver a keynote lecture. Dr Lawrence will join Dr Beth Fielding-Lloyd from Sheffield Hallam University; Leon Mann, the founder of The Black Collective of Media in Sport, and; Jane Purdon, the CEO of Women in Football on the panel.

The conference will provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars, from a range of disciplines, stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.

The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past and aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations. More specifically, the event has four objectives:

  1. To stimulate conversations between academic disciplines, as well as between fields of media policy and practice;
  2. To elaborate an historically-informed, future-focused research agenda that accounts for the needs and concerns of policy makers and practitioners;
  3. To disseminate emerging findings and insights to a wide audience of academics and non-academics;
  4. To identify and agree a series of next steps and practical actions by which to progress the Network and its concerns.

For further information on the event or to register to attend visit the events page.