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The 2018 Summit has now taken place. Details and schedule below are for 2018. Stay tuned for 2019 Leeds Trinity University & Australian Catholic University Summit information.

Leeds Trinity University & Australian Catholic University

Sports Science Summit 2018

21-23 May 2018 at Leeds Trinity University (UK)

Bringing together world leaders in high performance sport and athlete management.

Summit schedule*

Date and Time Performance
(Monday 21 May)
Load and Fatigue Monitoring, Injury, Recovery
(Tuesday 22 May)
High Performance Systems and Technology
(Wednesday 23 May)
10:00am - 10:30am

Summit Introduction

Professor Carlton Cooke
(Leeds Trinity University)

Monitoring Training Load and Fatigue

Dr Stuart Cormack
(Australian Catholic University)

Wearable Technology and Player Tracking

Dr Richard Johnston
(Australian Catholic University)

10:30am - 11:00am

Strength and Power Profiling

Dr Paul Comfort
(University of Salford Manchester)

Recovery in Strength and Conditioning

Professor Craig Twist
(University of Chester)

Applying Science to Performance. A Key Determinant of Successful Outcomes

Professor Barry Drust
(Liverpool John Moores University)

11:00am - 11:30am

Speed and Agility

Dr Richard Johnston
(Australian Catholic University)

Nutrition and Recovery

Professor Emma Stevenson
(Newcastle University)

Collaboration between Science and Practice

Professor Ben Jones
(Leeds Beckett University)

11:30am - 12:15pm

On the Bench with Rich and Paul

On the Bench with Emma, Craig and Stu

On the Bench with Barry, Ben and Rich

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Half-time Strategies to enhance Team Sport Performance

Dr Mark Russell
(Leeds Trinity University)

Contemporary Approaches to Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Dr David Opar
(Australian Catholic University)

What it takes to win and the Search for Marginal Gains

Dr Scott Gardner
(Track Record Coaching Ltd and Visiting Fellow, University of Lincoln)

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Doping in Sports

Professor Susan Backhouse
(Leeds Beckett University)

The Process of Monitoring to Inform Decision Making for Injury Prevention – Application in the EPL

Ben Ashworth
(Arsenal FC)

Panel session with guest presenters

2:30pm - 3:00pm

On the Bench with Mark and Susan

On the Bench with David and Ben

3:30pm - 4:15pm

The Athlete’s Perspective

Jenny Meadows
(Olympic 800m runner)

The Athlete’s Perspective

Keri-anne Payne
(Double World Champion and Olympic Silver medalist - Open water swimming)

*Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Download Summit Schedule (PDF 97KB)

BASES CPD credits

Those attending all three days will be eligible to receive 5 BASES CPD credits.

Visit BASES website

ESSA CPD points are available for Australian attendees

1 CPD point per delivery hour. Up to 13.75 points available.

Attend day 1: 5 CPD points
Attend day 2: 5 CPD points
Attend day 3: 3.75 CPD points

Visit ESSA website

Registrations are closed

General entry payment options

Attend 1 day only: £125
Attend 2 days: £225
Attend 3 days: £300

Students and Alumni payment options*

Attend three days: £175

Please note: ACU Master of High Performance Sport students attending Leeds Trinity University to complete the unit EXSC652 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science do not need to register and pay through this site because your attendance is covered by your EXSC652 course fees.

*Please note: We will require proof of student status (student ID to be supplied) upon registration at the seminar.

For more Sports Science Summit information

Email Dr Mark Russell: M.Russell@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Accommodation options

The Weetwood Hotel are offering discounted rates for all visitors to Leeds Trinity University. Please book by phone if you wish to receive the discount and state that you are attending an event at Leeds Trinity University (there is no discount available for online bookings).

Weetwood Hotel contact details:

Website: https://www.weetwood.co.uk/
Address: Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS16 5PS
Telephone: (International code 44) 0113 230 6000 or 0113 388 5718


Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD, UK

Master of High Performance Sport at Australian Catholic University (ACU)

If you are applying for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport (MHPS) or are a student already enrolled in the program, please note that the MHPS intensive program at Leeds Trinity University (UK) runs from May 21-24, 2018. The Sports Science Summit above is included as part of this MHPS intensive program.

Download Intensive Week Schedule (PDF 123KB)

Semester 1 2019 applications for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport will open August 2018. For more information, email the high performance sport course coordinator, Dr Richard Johnston: Richard.Johnston@acu.edu.au.

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