CEPET Annual Conference

CEPET Annual Conference

Creating Experts:

The Science of Training


4th Annual Conference of Macquarie University's Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training

Macquarie University, November 7-8, 2019

Expertise is essential to the performance of many activities. But what are the best practices for developing and maintaining expertise? How can a scientific understanding of human cognitive and perceptual functioning inform these practices? What modern training methods and technologies, including artificial intelligence technologies, can help advance expertise training in the future? How do communities of practice, in specific cultural settings, sustain performance over time?

Macquarie University’s 4th Annual Conference of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training will explore these questions across a wide range of behavioural contexts; from the training of resilience in high stakes military and sports contexts, to skills training and execution in the performing arts, to social and perceptual-motor skills training for everyday human interaction.

Ideal for academics, business leaders and those interested in elite-level performance and training, this conference will explore how existing and future methods of expertise development and training can be applied across a wide range of behavioural contexts.

This year the conference will be held at the MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre, 1 Management Drive, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia.

Free registration is due 5pm Friday, October 4 and can be completed here.

Download the draft program.

For more information, please contact Dr Kirk Olsen, CEPET Manager: Research & Engagement kirk.olsen@mq.edu.au.


Program at a Glance


Day 1: Thursday, November 7, 2019

9-9:30am

Registration

9:30-9:45am

Introduction and welcome

9:45-10:45am

Keynote 1: Professor Cliff Mallett, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland

10:45-11:15am

Morning tea

11:15-12:45pm

Paper session 1: Developing and maintaining elite performance in sport

12:45-1:45pm

Lunch

1:45-2:45pm

Speed-paper session: Hot topics in elite performance, expertise, and training

2:45-3pm

Afternoon tea

3-5pm

Paper session 2: Training resilience

5pm

Free conference networking event @ MQ UBAR


Day 2: Friday, November 8, 2019

9-9:30am

Registration

9:30-10:30am

Keynote 2: Dr Adele Pavlidis, Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University

10:30-11am

Morning tea

11am-1pm

Paper session 3: Training in communities of practice

1-2pm

Lunch

2-3pm

Paper session 4: Developing musical expertise

3-3:15pmAfternoon tea

3:15-5:15pm

Paper session 5: Artificial intelligence in human expertise and training

5:15pm

Closing remarks and conference close


Keynote Speakers


Professor Cliff Mallett

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia

Professor Cliff Mallett joined the School of Human Movement Studies in 2000 after a career in physical education and also in elite coaching as a National High-Performance Coach in track and field with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS). He teaches undergraduate and graduate students and actively researches in the area of elite sport. Prof. Mallett regularly consults with elite coaches and athletes as well as coach developers in several national sporting organisations and international organisations.

Professor Mallett's program of research has informed both policy and practice in sports coaching, in both the youth development and elite sports sectors - nationally and internationally. He has published extensively in sport psychology and coaching to foster an evidence-based approach to coach learning, development, and subsequent practice to foster positive outcomes for all actors in the sport setting, especially the athletes.


Dr Adele Pavlidis

Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University, Australia

Dr Adele Pavlidis received her PhD in 2013 from Griffith University where she currently works in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research as a Research Fellow. Her work focuses on affective-discursive relations and the ways health and wellbeing are enabled or impeded by a range of sport and physical cultural practices.

In 2018, Dr Pavlidis began an ARC DECRA fellowship that explores the ways Australian sporting culture is changing, focused particularly on women in contact sports. She has published two monographs, Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby (with Simone Fullagar, 2014, Routledge) and Feminism and a vital politics of depression (with Simone Fullagar and Wendy O'Brien, 2019, Palgrave) as well as articles in internationally recognised journals in sport, sociology, cultural studies, and leisure studies.

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