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7-8 April 2021 | Solent University

Assoc Prof Adam Hawkey, Solent University As Chair of the Organising Committee I am delighted to welcome you to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2021 Annual Student Conference, to be held (virtually) here at Solent University.

The conference will cover themes and topics related to the Divisions of BASES; Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour, Physical Activity for Health, Physiology and Nutrition, Psychology, and Sport Performance. There will also be a focus on Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Mindfulness, Safeguarding in Sport, the Sociology of Sport and Human Spaceflight. All of these topics will be covered under the banner of equality, diversity and overcoming adversity.

Due to the support received from Solent University Southampton, our conference partners and sponsors, we are pleased to be able to offer this conference to attending delegates at no cost. Further details regarding registration, and the platform used for the event will be conveyed in due course. Please do look through the conference website for details on our exceptional programme and the world-leading experts who will be speaking at the event.

Assoc. Professor Adam Hawkey FBASES
BASES2021 Student Conference Chair


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Solent University contributors

Organising and delivering this BASES2021 Student Conference has been a huge undertaking and has involved a great many staff from a range of departments across Solent University. Those listed below have played a substantial role in the successful planning, organisation and delivery of the event and ultimately contributed to its success.

Prof Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor
Responsible for delivering the conference welcome address.

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Assoc. Prof Adam Hawkey FBASES, Chair of the organising committee
Responsible for the conference submission bid, overall event planning and organisation, selection and recruitment of keynote, plenary and expert panel speakers, and hosting keynote presentations.

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Organising committee

Contribution to event planning and organisation, abstract reviewing, delegate communication, formulating presenter instructions, chairing student presentation sessions and invited plenary sessions, and workshop hosting.

Dr James Wright
James is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Science and Performance at Solent University. He is a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and has experience of supervising and reviewing individuals through the BASES SE programme.

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Dr Lynsey Northeast
Lynsey is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Therapy at Solent University. She is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, where she is part of their communications group.

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Dr Russell Discombe
Russell is a Lecturer in Sports Psychology at Solent University. He is a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

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Dr Emma Mosley
Emma is a Lecturer in Sports Psychology at Solent University. She is a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

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Session chairs

Chairing and moderating student presentation sessions and invited plenary sessions, and workshop hosting.

Dr Sarah Hillier
Sarah is the Course Leader for the BSc Applied Human Nutrition programme at Solent University. She is a registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with the Association of Nutrition.

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Dr Lee Bridgeman
Lee is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Solent University. He is a member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, the NSCA and BASES.

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Jon Cooper
Jon is a Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Solent University, teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Coaching.

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Amy Woodford
Amy is the Health and Exercise Development Officer within the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Solent University.

Media team

Website design, brochure and video production

  • Natalie Laishley
  • Toby Ward
  • Emma Townley
  • Jon Wellstead

Technical team

Conference platform set-up, technical support, facilities provision)

  • Matt Hickling
  • Micah Gates

Registration team

Registration set-up and monitoring, post-
conference attendance analysis)

  • Laura Barrell
  • Holly Pye

In addition to the organisation and delivery of the conference, several Solent staff are contributing to the event as either a keynote speaker, expert panel member, or workshop presenter.

Keynote speaker

Expert panel members

Plenary speaker

Workshop presenters