The inaugural National Sport and Human Performance Conference will bring together postgraduate research students from across the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Ireland, coaches, applied scientists / practitioners, national governing bodies (NGB’s) and academics interested in advancing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in sport and human performance.

This one-day conference, hosted by the Sport at Human Performance Research Centre at the University of Limerick aims to:

  • Advance knowledge and inform professional best practice in Sport and Human Performance
  • Support early career researchers and practitioners engaged in Sport and Human Performance research
  • Encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange across researchers, NGB’s and applied scientists clustering expertise around key research disciplines or themes
  • Develop national and international networks / strategic partnerships related to Sport and Human Performance

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The conference aims to encourage research students, coaches, applied scientists / practitioners and academics to present their research to peers in a supportive and collaborative environment across the following themes:

  • Athletics Science
  • Rugby Science
  • Esports
  • Weight Category Sport Science
  • Endurance Sport Science

For more detail about these themes see Research Themes | University of Limerick ( We also have a number of emerging themes (e.g. sleep science, golf science, coaching science) / research disciplines including:

  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching Science
  • Motor Learning & Control
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sport & Performance Nutrition
  • Sports Data Analytics
  • Sports Engineering
  • Sports Medicine 
  • Sports Performance
  • Sports Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Strength & Conditioning

Research students, coaches, applied scientists / practitioners and academics are also encouraged to present their research across these emerging themes, related themes or sub-disciplines. The conference will comprise keynote addresses, themed breakout sessions, oral and poster sessions as well as practical workshops related to cutting edge Sport and Human Performance technologies.

Key Dates:

Abstract Registration Open Monday May 29
Abstract Deadline Friday August 25
Notification of Abstract Decision Wednesday September 6
Registration Deadline Friday September 15
Conference Friday September 29


General Admission €40.00
Student Rate (not presenting)  €30.00
Student Rate (presenting) €20.00
SHPRC Members €20.00


Travel & Accommodation:


Castletroy Park Hotel
Dublin Road, Limerick

T.+353 61 335566

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Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Castletroy, Limerick

T.+353 61 331133

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