Double Paralympic gold medallist to visit University

Double gold medal-winning Paralympian Danielle Brown is to visit the University of Wolverhampton to present a guest lecture to sports students.

Archer Danielle, who won successive gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Games, will visit the Walsall Campus on Thursday, 6 October 2016.

The Honorary Fellow of the University will describe her life as an elite athlete competing at the top of her sport. She will offer an honest account of the role that sport psychology can have in helping athletes, and offer advice for succeeding that is applicable across all contexts. 

The talk will be provided as part of a final year sport and exercise psychology module, but is also open to other Institute of Sport students.

Danielle Brown MBE gives guest lecture at Walsall Campus.

Tracey Devonport, Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing, said: “Danielle is a fantastic role model to our students and a great supporter of the Institute of Sport. Her honesty in describing her experiences as an elite athlete will provide compelling listening, offering inspiration to those seeking to excel in their own areas of interest.”

The guest lecture will take place from 9-11am at the Walsall Campus.

Danielle won gold at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, and in 2010 won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, making history by becoming the first Paralympian to represent England in an able-bodied event at the Games. She then went on to experience the proudest moment of her life - winning gold at the home games in London 2012.

In 2013, she was awarded an MBE New Year Honours list for her services to archery.

She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Wolverhampton in September 2015.

Danielle is on shortlist for the Women of the Future Awards 2016, the movement celebrating and nurturing the pipeline of female talent in the UK.

Further information

For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

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