Professor John Cairney, Head of the UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, will discuss how COVID-19 has been the single biggest global disruption in the last 75 years. It has pushed many activities “online”, which has privileged some forms of human engagement (e.g., Zoom meetings) over others (e.g., playing, sport, personal training, manual therapies, massage and physical rehabilitation) during this time.

This has exposed many vulnerabilities to the way we do business in fields such as sport, recreation, exercise, allied health and medicine. Those fields that can adapt survive, while those that cannot are in jeopardy. In this webinar, we explore what adaptations might be possible using a number of different examples. In particular, we explore how adapting a change mindset is crucial to innovation.

This webinar will be delivered live to enable participants to interact and ask questions on the subject and will also be recorded to enable people to watch on-demand after the event. People who register via the button above will be sent the link to the webinar on the day of the event.

About Professor John Cairney

Professor Cairney is the Head of the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Professor Cairney is currently President of the North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine and has previously held positions as Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto and Director of the Infant and Child Health (INCH) Research Laboratory at both the University of Toronto and McMaster University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and a core scientist with the Offord Centre for Child Studies, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University, and the independent Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

About 2020 HaBS Alumni Webinar Series

The HaBS Alumni Webinar series is an initiative to broadcast fascinating insights from within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences featuring leading researchers within the faculty.