Role Models and Participation in Sport and Physical Activity

Research indicates that role models are most impactful when local, relevant, and successful, therefore identifying and creating an intervention around local role models including parents, teachers, coaches and star athletes in each community across the country could prove instrumental in increasing physical activity levels and decreasing sports drop out among Irish female youth.

Eimear Kelly

Eimear is a qualified PE and Irish teacher who graduated from University of Limerick. Supervisors: Dr Aoife Lane, Dr Kieran Dowd and Dr Katie Liston (Ulster University).