Australian Catholic University’s cutting-edge sport science research will be shared internationally next week when many of the world’s leading high performance researchers and practitioners speak at a conference in the United Kingdom.
The Sports Science Summit 2018, to be held at Leeds Trinity University from 21-23 May, will feature presentations on the latest research into topics including training load, fatigue monitoring (including injury and recovery) and high performance systems and technology.
The conference is the result of a partnership agreement signed last year between Leeds Trinity University and ACU, which recognises the collaboration between the universities.
ACU’s Dr Stuart Cormack (training load and fatigue) and Dr David Opar (injury prevention and rehabilitation) are part of the schedule while Ben Ashworth (Arsenal FC) will discuss decision-making for injury prevention.
Professor Justin Kemp, National Head of Exercise Science at ACU said: "The Summit schedule is truly an international event which brings perspectives that span the sports science continuum, from academic researchers to high performance sport practitioners to the athletes themselves. ACU's partnership with Leeds Trinity has provided the opportunity to gather this unique mix of world-renowned expertise in one location. Question and Answer panel sessions throughout the conference further the opportunities for knowledge sharing between presenters and audience."
A duet who’ve worn medals of every colour across Olympic and world championship competition will give an athlete’s perspective at the Sports Science Summit 2018.
British open water swimmer Keri-anne Payne and her compatriot, 800m runner Jenny Meadows, will speak alongside world-leading sports science experts at the Summit at Leeds Trinity University from 21-23 May.
Keri-anne won silver in the 10km event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 10km gold at the World Championships in 2009 and 2011. Jenny won Bronze at the 2009 Athletics World Championships in Berlin, and in 2010 in Doha was a silver medalist at the World Indoor Championships.
“Throughout my 28-year athletics career I was in pursuit of gaining as much knowledge as I could so that I could perform at my best,” Jenny said.“I am therefore looking forward to continuing to learn, through the latest research, as well as contributing to help others learn through my own qualitative accounts.”
The Summit is open to academics and practitioners working in sports science. Click here for booking information.