Ruth Mitchell

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Rugby star throws his weight behind regions’s science industry

EX-ENGLAND and British Lions rugby player and TV personality Austin Healey will give a team talk with a difference when he meets the North East’s science and technology businesses later this month.

Healey will join occupational psychologist Dr Joan Harvey of Newcastle University to provide a business event that delves a little deeper into the science of motivation to help company leaders, managers and owners question and develop their knowledge.

The Science of… Motivation is the first in a series of events organised by Newcastle Science City to merge science, business and personal development. Attendees will learn the theory behind a topic, before hearing from a high profile speaker about their own life experience and taking part in a discussion.

Dr Harvey, a senior lecturer at Newcastle University’s School of Psychology, will shed some light on how teams respond to motivational techniques before Healey takes to the stage to share his own experience of motivational leadership.

Simon Green, programme manager at Newcastle Science City, said: “The event is designed to really bring to life the science behind motivation to help the region’s businesses develop and grow.

“Austin Healey’s own approach to motivation will no doubt be of great interest to all who have admired his flexibility on everything from the rugby pitch to the dance floor of Strictly Come Dancing – not to mention the TV studio where he provides punditry for the BBC and Sky.”

Each Science of… event will focus on a different topic, with communications and leadership next on the agenda for April and May respectively.

The Science of… Motivation event will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle, starting at 7pm.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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