Dr. Fiona Catherine Chambers MSc, BA, CTG, PHD
|Title||Director of Sports Studies and Physical Education|
1.02 Lucan Place,
Fiona and Professor Deirdre Brennan (University of Ulster) recently launched All-IslandAll Active.
The new All Island All Active cross border body provides leading academics, practitioners, politicians, policy makers, parents, active sport participants and strategic industry partners a space to collaborate to develop common pedagogical (teaching and learning) strategies in Sport and Physical Activity settings across schools, clubs and communities on the Island of Ireland. It is argued that by working together through AIAA, we can be more effective in our shared aim of encouraging individuals and communities to become and remain physically active across the lifespan.
This unique body of stakeholders have committed to a unified approach to the promotion of quality lifelong Sport and Physical Activity. Importantly, this Partnership will enable stakeholders to pool their knowledge and expertise to develop effective evidence-based pedagogical strategies that can have genuine impact in supporting the public to initiate and maintain participation in Sport and Physical Activity throughout their lives.
This Partnership is distinct on the Island of Ireland in its commitment to innovative multidisciplinary and robust research shaped by the needs of public, private, community and voluntary sectors. A recent AIAA funding workshop rallied leaders from the Sport and Physical Activity industry responsible for inspiring, steering, funding, managing, coordinating, volunteering, researching and reporting on participation in Sport and Physical Activity. This engagement led to the design of a unified AIAA focus;
‘‘To improve levels of physical activity across the Island of Ireland through evidence based pedagogical practice: ‘3 in 5
by 2025’ (three in five citizens to be physically active by 2025)”
AIAA is now part of the Irish Consortium who are members of the EU JPI Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity [DEDIPAC] Knowledge Hub.