Dr Emma Kavanagh is a senior lecturer in sport psychology and coaching sciences and an HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist from Bournemouth University, UK. Emma’s work centres on examining abuse in online and face-to-face sporting environments, understanding the duty of care and safeguarding. Emma’s most significant contribution to the research area on abuse in sport has been through introducing and extending the topic of online abuse and understanding more deeply the threats posed by online environments to athletes and the wider sporting entourage. In her work she has examined the types of violence that can be experienced in online settings with a focus on gender-based violence and more recently the challenges and opportunities that arise when safeguarding online environments. Emma is the current Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Integrity Advisory Group and is passionate about enhancing the climate and environment in which athletes compete in at all levels. She is part of a number of international research networks with a clear vision to promote safe sport. As a sport psychologist she has prepared athletes and teams for, and attended major games such as Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic competitions and has extensive experience of working with teams in elite performance environments.