Inaugural Lecture with Professor Paul Morgan.

Professor Paul Morgan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Buckinghamshire New University. Prior to being appointed to the Executive Team, Paul worked as a Head of School initiating programmes such as physiotherapy, paramedicine, sports therapy, applied sports coaching science, early childhood and programmes in partnership with organisations such as The Football Association.

In his lecture Paul will explore the influence of sports and performance psychology in his professional career and some personal reflections of the application of key psychological concepts in achievement contexts such as sport and education.

His team resilience research in sports psychology has helped advance psychologists’ knowledge of the nature, meaning, and scope of team resilience. Performance sport presents many demands and challenges for athletes. If athletes are to fulfil their athletic potential they need to be able to withstand, develop despite or because of, and excel when they encounter such stressors. Paul will present some of his research findings including the resilient characteristics of elite sports teams (what a resilient team ‘looks like’) and underpinning processes (how a resilient team functions). Drawing on his research, he will conclude by suggesting practical recommendations for those working with teams to develop team resilience in performance contexts.

Ticket are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ordinary-magic-of-team-resilience-a-view-from-the-inside-of-the-huddle-tickets-816500544107

After the lecture there is a reception being held in the mezzanine above Beeches.