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International Men's Day Conference

Thu, 19 Nov 2020

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: to 13h00 - 14h00

Announcing a conversation with Brent Pope and Dr. Giles Warrington to mark

International Men’s Day on Thursday 19th November 2020 13h00 to 14h00

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Brent Pope, New Zealand born rugby player, professional rugby coach, and one of Irelands best known and respected media personalities.

In his candid autobiography, 'Brent Pope: If You Really Knew Me', Brent talks openly about his rugby career and personal life. Unusual in the world of rugby, Brent speaks honestly and eloquently about his mental health issues having suffered anxiety attacks for many years. A ruthless, tough player who “ran like a reverse hovercraft”, Pope's aggressive, uncompromising style inspired the legendary players around him and the teams he coached. Brent has also published six children’s books for various charities.

Dr Giles Warrington, Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology in PESS.

Prior to joining UL Giles previously worked for 10 years in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University.  Prior to moving to DCU Giles worked for 12 years at the National Coaching and Training Centre as Head of Player/Athlete Services. Giles was also previously employed by the British Olympic Association, where he worked as a sport and Exercise Physiologist at the British Olympic Medical Centre.