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Sport & Exercise Research Group Lecture: Improving Performance: Lessons from Sport

October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


October 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Hardiman Research Building Room G011


Dr. Sean Crosson


By Professor Eamon O’Shea

In this seminar, Professor Eamon O’Shea explores the influences on performance in sport and the structures and strategies that  are important in building successful and sustainable teams. A number of key influences are considered, including: values; vision; teamwork; personality; leadership; confidence; and resilience. He examines the lessons to be learned from sport in building successful teams in business, industry  and  academic environments. Professor O’Shea  draws on a lifetime experience of winning and losing  in sport to provide insights into what ultimately matters in creating sustainable cultures of performance  and achievement.

Eamon O’Shea is Professor of Economics in the School of Business and Economics,  founder Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) and Director of the Centre for Economic & Social Research on Dementia at the National University of Ireland Galway. His research interests are focused on the economics of ageing, rural gerontology and dementia.  His work has been influential in setting the agenda for reform of services and policies for older people in Ireland. Prof. O’Shea has also managed and coached  the Tipperary senior hurling team.