Dr Tadhg E. MacIntyre is an associate professor in environmental psychology and course director of the new MSc. in environmental psychology at the Dept. of Psychology, Maynooth University. He is affiliated with the All-Institute (Assisted Living and Learning Institute) , Insight Centre for Data Analytics and is a visiting professor at Inland University of Applied Sciences in Norway. He studied psychology in University College Dublin where he graduated with a BA, a first class honours research Masters (1996) and subsequently a PhD in 2007. A practitioner psychologist, registered in the UK (HCPC) and Ireland, he has co-edited two books, Physical Activity in Natural Settings in 2019, and most-recently The Routledge Handbook of Mental Health in Elite Sport (2023). In recent years, his research activity has focused upon nature-based solutions for urban health and sustainability. He is the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 GoGreenRoutes project a €10.5 m. four-year project on urban health which targets six European cities and has global outreach with its 40 partners. In the past, he has received Erasmus + Sport funding for research on sporting integrity (Fix the Fixing) and psychological resilience in youth sport (Be Like An Athlete). In 2022, he was a keynote speaker at 2022 FEPSAC Congress held in Padova, Italy.
Dr Vertommen holds a MA in Ethics, a MSc in Criminology and a PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences. Tine heads the Forensic Psychology research team at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium. Her research focusses on the prevalence and prevention of harassment and abuse in sport.
Her latest projects focus on the development of bystander interventions to detect and adequately respond to harassment and abuse in local sport clubs. At the international level, Tine coordinates the International Research Network on Violence and Integrity in Sport (IRNOVIS) and is a member of the Council of Europe's Safe Sport Pool of International Experts.
Her valorization impact is demonstrated by IOC’s selection of Dr Vertommen as one of the 12 leading international experts drafting the forthcoming IOC Consensus Statement on Safeguarding in Sport (2023). She is also appointed as the external expert consultant to the newly established IOC Safe Sport Unit, where she is responsible for the knowledge transfer and the evidence-based development of the IOC’s tools, policies, and procedures to promote safe sport.
Tomas works in the National Sports Agency, a public governing body responsible for sport in the Czech Republic. He is responsible for creating strategies for Czech sport and EU relations.
During the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2022, Tomas chaired the Working Party on Sport and lead the work on the topic of sustainable and accessible sports infrastructure.
Tomas is based in Prague and is an avid sports fan and active sportsman.