The 2020 Workshop on “Sports and Health Analytics Research” (#SportsAndHealthAnalytics) was held online on 6-7 October and gathered young and senior researchers and experts from different disciplines to share knowledge and common interests on the application of data science and analytics research to the sports and health sectors from a gender perspective.


This event was the second workshop edition organized by the Spanish Network on Sports and Health Analytics Research with a Gender Perspective (SHARP), financed by the High Council for Sports (CSD), Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport (Ref. 09/UPR/20), and coordinated by GenTIC together with FoodLab (UOC Faculty of Health Sciences) and the ICSO research group of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).


The two-days workshop offered communications on a wide range of topics related to sports analytics, health analytics, sports and health, sports and gender, and health and gender, as well as addressing existing gender biases in algorithms and artificial intelligence (see the programme in this link).


The following video includes interviews with some of the participating speakers, such as María Martín (director of the Pshychosocial Research in Sport group (FCAYD) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Lidia Arroyo Prieto (researcher at GenTIC), Georgina Pujol-Busquets Guillén (PhD student at University of Cape Town and lecturer at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Montserrat Bellver (head of medical services at the High-Performance Sports Center of Catalonia (CAR Sant Cugat)), and Javier Peña (researcher at the Sport Performance Analysis research group at Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya). Also, it includes the views of other expert collaborators of the SHARP network, such as Capitolina Díaz (professor of Sociology at Universitat de València and former president of the Association of Women Researchers and Technologists (AMIT) and Armando Nieto (chair of Divina Pastora Seguros).


Watch the full recording of the workshop sessions in these links:

Day 1 – 2020 Online Workshop “Sports and Health Analytics Research” (6th of October)

Day 2 – 2020 Online Workshop “Sports and Health Analytics Research” (7th of October)


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