Head of School gives keynote presentation at UALN

Dr. Sakis Pappous was invited to give the Keynote talk at the ‘FOD International Congress: Physical Education, Sport and Applied Sciences’ Conference earlier this month in Mexico

The talk Sakis gave was titled ‘Yes I can! Using the Paralympic Games to challenge stereotypes about disability.’ The Paralympic Games represents a unique opportunity to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes as it is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. In his talk, Sakis explored how the representation of disabled athletes is still problematic and presented his findings from his research on the media portrayal of the Paralympic Games. He also discussed his strategy to develop media communication that will increase the quality and quantity of representation of people with disability in the media. You can find more out about his research in the easy to use ‘Media Guide for Rio 2016’:

UALN, which is a prominent Sport Science University in Latin-America who organised the conference have produced a video in Spanish of an interview with Sakis during the event which you can find here.