Call for Papers | “We are courageous: Speaking out boldly and acting for change”, the 2023 Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network (WiSEAN) Conference | Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), June 21–22, 2023. Call ends March 6, 2023


We look forward to bringing together students, academics, and practitioners from fields including psychology, physiology, strength and conditioning, coaching and performance, sociology, cultural studies, and leadership and management, to the first in-person WiSEAN conference since 2019.

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for students, academics, and practitioners to connect and share knowledge to create, promote, and lead change for women and girls across all facets of sport.

The WiSEAN is a research-orientated interdisciplinary group that aims to grow, strengthen and promote research with women in sport and exercise.

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on Monday 6th March 2023. Please submit your abstract via our online submission portal.

Prior to submitting, please read the guidelines below for submitting an abstract for the 2023 WiSEAN Conference.

Guidelines for submitting an abstract for the 2023 WiSEAN Conference

These guidelines are intended to help you submit a clear and concise abstract for oral, poster or ‘5 in 5’ lightening talk presentation at the WiSEAN conference for consideration by the Scientific committee.

General Abstract information

      • On submission of an abstract you are agreeing to attend the WiSEAN Conference and present your oral presentation/ poster/5 in 5 lightening talk presentation at whatever time is scheduled within the conference programme.
      • The presenting author for each abstract submitted must be the first author of the submission so it is clearly identifiable at the time of abstract submission.
      • Multiple abstracts can be submitted.
      • Authors may state their preferred presentation format; however, the final decision will lie with the WISE Review Panel, based on the nature of the abstract and its content.

How should I format my abstract?

    • Abstracts must be typed into the Abstract Submission Form.
    • Abstracts are restricted to 300 words (not including title, authors, or affiliations).
    • Adhere to the following format where applicable:
      • i. title,
      • ii. author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s),
      • iii. Background including rationale, impact or implications for practice, aims, methods, results, conclusion (emboldened text can act as subtitles).
      • Use UK English spelling and punctuation
      • Use Arial font, size 11, 1.5-line spacing
      • Use the APA style of referencing, if required (max 2 references).

Please direct any queries to Jacky Forsyth,

Jacky J. Forsyth (BA, QTS, MPhil, PhD)
Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology
Health, Sciences and Wellbeing
Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DF, England, UK
+44 1782 294057

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