Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE) and the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) are organizing a Scholar Series Lecture, featuring Drs. Selina Khoo and E. Andrew Pitchford, focusing on Special Olympics Research.
Selina Khoo is an associate professor at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science, Universiti Malaya. Her research is related to participation of sports and physical activity for various populations. This includes determining prevalence of physical activity, motives for participation, and interventions to increase physical activity. She also examines various aspects of disability sport, including accessibility, barriers and facilitators to participation, and media coverage. Selina is currently the country contact for Malaysia on the Global Observatory for Physical Activity and Vice President of the Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE). She is currently working on two research projects related to Special Olympics.
E. Andrew Pitchford, PhD is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Scienèes at Oregon State University. He is actively involved in the leadership of multiple Adapted Physical Activity organizations. He is an associate editor of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and the North American representative of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). His research focuses on preventing health disparities among individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. He has a long history of working with Special Olympics as an advocate, coach, clinical director, and researcher. He will be representing a delegation from Special Olympics at ISAPA 2023 in New Zealand.
Date: 26 April 2023 (Wednesday).
Time: 08:00 – 9:20pm (EDT/EST)
Format: Online via Zoom
Registration to the event: https://odu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qHzsdoltZjc2ua