Professor Joy Butler
Dr. Joy Butler is a Professor in the Dept of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC, Vancouver, Canada. She is coordinator of Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE) programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and include two-year M.Ed Cohorts for Health, Outdoor and Physical Experiential Education (HOPE-Ed). Born in the United Kingdom, Dr. Butler taught secondary school Physical Education there for ten years, as well coaching three basketball teams to national finals.
Joy’s research and teaching have developed around constructivism, complexity thinking, situated ethics and community wellness. She is active in international scholarship, organization, and advocacy for TGfU. She founded and was Chair of the TGfU Task Force in 2002 and developed its evolution into the TGfU SIG in 2006. She directed the 1st and 4th International Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) Conferences in 2001 and 2008. She has been invited to give presentations and workshops on TGfU in many different countries, including Finland, Singapore, Australia, Spain, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK and Colombia. She created and now Chairs the TGfU International Advisory Board comprising of 17 individual country representatives.
Joy has edited or coedited six TGfU books. Her authored book, ‘Using inventing games to prevent bullying, teach democracy and promote social justice,’ was published in 2016. Her research interests and international work have translated into the expansion of graduate and undergraduate PE programs at UBC.
Professor Daniel Memmert
Daniel Memmert is a Professor and Executive Head of the Institute of Exercise Training and Computer Science in Sport, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany, with a visiting assistant professorship 2014 at the University of Vienna (Austria). He studied physical education for high school teaching (PE, math, sport, and ethic) and has trainer licences in soccer, tennis, snowboard, and skiing. Memmert received his PhD (basic cognition in team sports) and habilitation (creativity in team sports) in sport science from the Elite University of Heidelberg. In 2010 he was awarded 3rd place with Germany's most renowned German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) Science Award. His research is focused on human movement science (cognition and motor activity), sport psychology (attention and motivation), computer science in sports (pattern identification and simulation), talent, children and elite research (Trainings-/PE-Curricula) and research methods.
He has 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, has an H-index of 41 (i10-Index 109), and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, 20 books and 30 book chapters, and he is an ad-hoc reviewer for several international psychology and sport psychology journals. In addition, he gave more than 100 invited talks, 90 scientific talks on conferences, and more than 100 teaching courses for PE teachers and trainers. He collaborates with researchers from the US, Canada, Brazil, and Spain. He transfers his expertise to business companies, the German Football National Team (DFB), and professional soccer clubs (e.g., Red Bull Salzburg, Red Bull Leipzig, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Philadelphia Union) and organize the first international master in “Performance Analysis/Game analysis”.
Professor Stephen Harvey
Dr. Stephen Harvey is Professor of Recreation and Sports Pedagogy at Ohio University, USA. He completed his PhD at Oregon State University (2003-2006). In 2016 Dr. Harvey was honored as a Research Fellow by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America due to his extensive contributions to research in both physical education and sports coaching. His main research interest surrounds game-based approaches to teaching and coaching. However, his work in coaching has additionally been focused on the systematic observation of coaching behavior, and how coaching behavior is tied to coaches' biographies. Dr. Harvey has maintained an interest in educational technology and co-developed an app (Axis Coaching) that a trained observer can use to investigate and record coaches' behavior. Finally, Dr. Harvey's interest in educational technology has led to him researching with and about teachers and coaches social media use.
Dr. Harvey is a former junior international field hockey coach and currently works with organizations such as USA field hockey and the United States Olympic Committee in a coach development and education role. Recently Dr. Harvey has successfully completed international coach educator/developer qualification and was previously a coach educator with England Hockey, the National Governing Body of Field Hockey in England. Dr. Harvey is also an experienced, licensed soccer and badminton coach and has coached both these sports at the collegiate level in England. In addition, he is also a licensed physical education teacher in England.
Professor Jean Côté
Dr. Jean Côté is professor the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston (Canada) where he served as the Director of the School from 2006-2019. His research interests are in the areas of children in sport, coaching, positive youth development, and sport expertise. Dr. Côté is on, or has been on, the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, The Sport Psychologist, Revue International des Sciences du Sport et de l’Education Physique, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, International Sport Coaching Journal, and Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. He was a co-editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology between 2008-2011. In 2009, Dr. Côté was the recipient of the 4th EW Barker Professorship from the Physical Education and Sport Science deparment at the National Institute of Education in Sinpapore. He received the Queen’s University Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision for 2013.
Dr. Côté is regularly invited to present his work to both sport governing organizations and academic conferences throughout the world. He has delivered 60 keynote addresses at major national and international conferences. Since 1999, he has received, as a Principal Investigator, six consecutive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to fund his research work. His most recent grant involves the use of observation techniques to examine the influence of different types of coach-athlete relationships and the development of a Transformational Coaching workshop that focuses on positive youth development.
Dr. Côté has also assisted different international organizations as a research advisor or through the completion of position papers such as the International Olympic Committee, National Federation of State High School Associations, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Sport Coach UK, National Basketball Association, UNESCO, International Council of Coaching Excellence, the English Premier League, UK Sport, Fédération de Golf Française, and Irish Sport Council.
Further Keynote speakers will be announced in due course.