Core Values

  • Understand the conditions that enhance children and youth's capacities for participation in a physically active lifestyle
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  • Pursue collaborative multi-disciplinary approaches to research on children's engagement in a physically active lifestyle
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  • Develop exemplary models of teacher education and professional development in physical education
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  • Develop exemplary models of coaching education and professional development in youth sport
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Vision

PEPAYS Ireland will be recognised as a research centre that influences policy and practice at a national and international level in advancing the health and well-being of populations in the areas of physical education, sport, physical activity and health.

PEPAYS Ireland has identified a strategic goal over the next four years;

To develop a critical mass of researchers actively contributing to multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research that impacts policy and practice related to health and well-being of populations in the areas of physical education, sport, physical activity and health.

In working towards achieving this goal PEPAYS-Ireland will;

  • foster reciprocal relationships with those responsible for developing policy in the areas of education, sport, physical activity and health
  • identify and prioritise ideas, issues and challenges related to policy and practice that require quality research programmes
  • promote collaboration across disciplines and institutions/agencies in determining quality research programmes that will influence policy and practice
  • maintain an active community of researchers interested in contributing to the physical education, sport, physical activity and health agenda

Latest News

Keynote Responses

10 July 2017
Keynote Responses

Keynote Responses The keynote address for the PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017, "Wholism, the physical body and wellbeing education" was delivered by Dr. Maeve O'Brien (Head of the School of Development at the Institute...

Keynote Address

09 June 2017
Keynote Address

Keynote address at PEPAYS Ireland Research Forum 2017   "Wholism, the physical body and wellbeing education"   Dr. Maeve O'Brien (Head of the School of Development at the Institute of Education, St Patrick's Campus,...

Updated Programme

06 June 2017

An updated version of the PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017 is available at the following link: http://pepaysireland.com/forum/forum-2017/programme.html (http://pepaysireland.com/forum/forum-2017/programme.html) Please remember to pre-resgiter online before next Tuesday 5pm to assist with catering numbers.

REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

11 May 2017
REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017. A preliminary programme for the event is outlined below and you can register at the following link. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pepays-ireland-forum-2017-tickets-34423439434 (https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pepays-ireland-forum-2017-tickets-34423439434) PLEASE NOTE: FOR CATERING...

PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017 - Update

08 May 2017
PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017 - Update

  PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017 update   We are delighted to confirm the speakers for the following sessions at this year’s PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017;   PEPAYS Ireland Keynote address 'Wellbeing and Embodied Identity' at...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017

18 April 2017
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Health and Well-Being: A PEPAYS Ireland Agenda?   15th – 16th June, 2017   Important Dates 18th May 2017: Deadline for poster, oral, and symposia abstracts 24th May 2017: Notice of acceptance of...

PEPAYS Ireland is seeking a new Co-Director

27 February 2017
PEPAYS Ireland is seeking a new Co-Director

The Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Ireland Research Centre is seeking a new Co-Director The mission of PEPAYS Ireland is use high quality, multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research to...

Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Joao Costa

26 January 2017
Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Joao Costa

PEPAYS Ireland is delighted to announce the next speaker in our Guest Lecture Series, Dr. João Costa, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal. The presentation will take on Wednesday 1st February at 12pm...

IPPEA Conference 2017

25 January 2017
IPPEA Conference 2017

This years the Irish Primary PE Association (IPPEA) conference will take place in Croke Park on the 11th of March. The theme of this years conference is "Time to change the game? Re-imagining primary...

Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr. Mary L. Henninger and Dr. Karen P. Richardson

24 January 2017
Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr. Mary L. Henninger and Dr. Karen P. Richardson

PEPAYS Ireland is delighted to announce the following presentation which will take place on  Wednesday 8th February at 4pm in UL (P1007) as part of the Guest Lecture Series Title: Tactical decision making...

Upskilling modules at IT Tralee

18 January 2017
Upskilling modules at IT Tralee

The IT Tralee will run a series of up-skilling modules in Tralee over the coming months. These subjects are all based around the seven strands of the Physical Education and...

Temporary Research Assistant

12 January 2017
Temporary Research Assistant

Mary Immaculate College in Limerick are looking for a Temporary Research Assistant to work on a research project on Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaire (SBQ) – reliability validity study. Further information and...

Gender, Physical Education and Active Lifestyles

11 January 2017
Gender, Physical Education and Active Lifestyles

A call for papers has been announced for the Gender, Physical Education and Active Lifestyles: Researching Young People's Experience Conference at Leeds Beckett University. The conference will take place on...

Newsletter 5, December 2016

14 December 2016

We are delighted to bring the latest edition of the PEPAYS Ireland newsletter. Thanks to everyone for their contributions. Click here (images/Newsletter5.pdf) to read it.

PhD and Post Doctoral Opportunities at UL

26 October 2016
PhD and Post Doctoral Opportunities at UL

    The Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at UL is delighted to offer the following positions. PhD Studentship Physical Activity and Health:  Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project Further details can be found here....

Call for Applications for the role of Assistant to AIESEP Board of Directors

24 October 2016

The Board of Directors of AIESEP is currently seeking applications for the role of Assistant to the Board of Directors. Key tasks will include: Administering the AIESEP website Updating members’ list every two...

PhD Scholarship at DCU

19 October 2016

Applications are invited for Ph.D scholarship of the newly launched Moving Well-Being Well Project. More details can be found here. (images/MovingWellDCU.pdf)

Job Advertisement - Assistant Professor

16 June 2016
Job Advertisement - Assistant Professor

PEPAYS Ireland is happy to advertise to our readers a Job Advertisement for Assistant Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Further details can be found here. (images/BernAssistantProfessor.pdf)

Seminar on Publicly available datasets in Ireland

13 May 2016
Seminar on Publicly available datasets in Ireland

On Wednesday 4th May 2016 the ‘Active Schools, Active Communities’ research cluster held a very successful seminar on publicly available datasets in Ireland. Chaired by Elaine Murtagh (MIC) and Sarahjane...

FORUM 2016 in Tralee

13 May 2016
FORUM 2016 in Tralee

Just setting the scene for the annual PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2016. Our good friends in IT Tralee, who will be hosting the event on Monday 30th May, have created this...

Seminar: ‘Rich tasks’ as a framework for innovative assessment in teacher education

20 April 2016
Seminar: ‘Rich tasks’ as a framework for innovative assessment in teacher education

  NATIONAL FORUM FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION Seminar title: ‘Rich tasks’ as a framework for innovative assessment in teacher education   ­­­­­­­­­­­­­Date: 9 May 2016 (9.30am to 4pm...

PEPAYS Ireland Guest Lecture Series - Prof Cedric Roure

19 April 2016
PEPAYS Ireland Guest Lecture Series - Prof Cedric Roure

PEPAYS Ireland is delighted to announce the next presenter, Professor Cedric Roure, in the Guest Lecture Series which will take place on   Wednesday 11th May at UL in room P1007...

2016 PhD Scholarships at UL

24 March 2016
2016 PhD Scholarships at UL

Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme(Scholarship to begin September 2016) RationaleThe purpose of the PESS Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is to support full time PhD students. There will be a...

2016 Internships at UL

24 March 2016
2016 Internships at UL

        INTERNSHIPSDepartment of Physical Education and Sport SciencesUniversity of LimerickJune 2016 to May 2017 The PESS Internship is an opportunity for individuals to spend up to eight weeks in PESS gaining experience in...

AS-AC Seminar: Publicly available datasets in Ireland

24 March 2016

PEPAYS IRELAND AS-AC Seminar: Publicly available datasets in Ireland Wednesday 4th May 2016, Dublin City University Room X101 (1st floor of the X building on the Glasnevin Campus) PEPAYS Ireland is delighted to announce...

Dr Antonio Calderón

18 March 2016
Dr Antonio Calderón

We had a really enjoyable presentation from Dr Antonio Calderón, Catholic University of Murcia, (Spain) http://international.ucam.edu/ (http://international.ucam.edu/) on Wednesday. The presentation entitle "The use of social media and digital technologies for engagement and...

Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Antonio Calderon

15 March 2016
Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Antonio Calderon

As part of ​PEPAYS Ireland guest lecture series, we are delighted to welcome    Dr Antonio Calderon, UCAM Catholic University of Murcia (Spain)    to the University of Limerick to deliver a presentation on    THE...

National PA Plan Launched

15 January 2016

The launch of the Healthy Ireland National Physical Activity plan took place in Dublin yesterday. The plan can be accessed using the following link:  http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Get-Ireland-Active-the-National-Physical-Activity-Plan.pdf (http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Get-Ireland-Active-the-National-Physical-Activity-Plan.pdf)  

UNESCO Sport Charter

19 November 2015
UNESCO Sport Charter

  NEW UNESCO International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport. In twelve brief articles, the revised Charter serves as a universal reference on the ethical and quality standards of...

Unique Professional Development Opportunity

18 November 2015

Unique Professional Development Opportunity   WHAT:  PESS Professional Masters students’ workshops on:   Curriculum Models in Physical Education   Models include: Sport Education, Teaching Games for Understanding, Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, Adventure Education, Health and...

Let's Talk Series

09 October 2015
Let's Talk Series

PEPAYS Ireland Let’s Talk Series: Promoting physical activity and health through physical education: 25 years of lessons learned PEPAYS Ireland is pleased to announce another session in the series of “Let’s...

Healthy Ireland survey

08 October 2015
Healthy Ireland survey

Healthy Ireland was launched in 2013 with the aim of providing a framework for action to improve the health and well-being of the people of Ireland. Yesterday the Minister for...

Launch of UL BEO

01 October 2015
Launch of UL BEO

Invitation to the launch of the UL Beo Initiative and the Pat Duffy Lecture You are cordially invited to the launch of UL Beo, a new initiative by the University of...

Teaching Opportunity at University of Glasgow

30 September 2015
Teaching Opportunity at University of Glasgow

 http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ATY959/lecturer-or-university-teacher-in-physical-education/ (http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ATY959/lecturer-or-university-teacher-in-physical-education/)  

Self-study Research with Dr Tim Fletcher

11 September 2015
Self-study Research with Dr Tim Fletcher

We had a thoroughly engaging talk yesterday from Dr Tim Fletcher (Brock University, On, Canada) as part of the PEPAYS Ireland guest lecture series on  Self-Study Research in Physical Education:  What...

CARDI Report

09 September 2015
CARDI Report

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) recently launched a new report entitled   Keeping Active for Better Ageing:  Encouraging physical activity in older adults.   This report was compiled by CARDI’s Policy...

Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Tim Fletcher

31 August 2015
Guest Lecture Announcement - Dr Tim Fletcher

The Facilitating Learning Through Teaching and Coaching Cluster of PEPAYS Ireland in conjunction with the PESS Research Seminar Series is excited to announce a guest lecture on self-study research from...

DCU Teaching Position

31 August 2015
DCU Teaching Position

Teaching Fellow in the School of Health and Human Performance, DCU.  (1 year Semesterised post*) Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the post of teaching fellow on the B.Sc. in Physical...

Prof Michael Gard - video

13 August 2015
Prof Michael Gard - video

It was great to be able to welcome Prof Michael Gard to UL in July for a hugely interesting presentation/discussion on  "Schools and public health: past, present, future" which is...

TA in Sport and Exercise Science

13 August 2015
TA in Sport and Exercise Science

Temporary (10-month) emergency cover appointment of a Teaching Assistant in Sport and Exercise Sciences Academic year 2015/16 Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland Salary Scale (€27,685...

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