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Helen Parker

The University of Notre Dame Australia (AUS)
Australia

Professor Helen Parker (PhD). Independent Researcher.

Helen Parker is an independent researcher in exercise science, whose academic career spanned nearly 40 years. Her last role was Executive Dean of Health Sciences at Notre Dame Australia, managing courses in Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Health and Physical Education, Preventive Health, Sport and Recreation Management, and Exercise Science and Outdoor Education. She taught in motor skill development and learning, physical education pedagogy and physical activity and health. Her research focuses on children’s physical activity, skill development, and gender. She has published over 70 scientific papers and presented at many international and national conferences on her research. She has served on many sports, and health and physical education organizations and reviews, and coached at the community level. A passionate advocate for women in sport, coaching development, and health and physical education curriculum in Western Australia Helen became the first female on the Western Australian Football Commission. Her four young grandchildren keep her very fit and active.

Helen Parker's

Sessions

  • High Performance
    High Performance
    Transgender Competitors In Women’s Sport
    Explore the biological, sport science and endocrine research on performance and physical changes in transitioning transgender adults.

    In this talk, you will consider the various points of views associated to transgender participation and then how you might implement transgender inclusion in your organisation or sport competition.

    Session Title: Transgender competitors in women’s sport - Change for the better?

    Virtual session
    High Performance

    In this talk, you will consider the various points of views associated to transgender participation and then how you might implement transgender inclusion in your organisation or sport competition.

    Session Title: Transgender competitors in women’s sport - Change for the better?

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    visibility & voice

    In this talk, you will consider the various points of views associated to transgender participation and then how you might implement transgender inclusion in your organisation or sport competition.

    Session Title: Transgender competitors in women’s sport - Change for the better?

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing

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