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BASES Student Conference 2020 speakers

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Charlie FosterDr Charlie Foster OBE
is Associate Professor and Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Bristol. He is also Chair of the UK Chief Medical Officer's Expert Committee for Physical Activity.


Associate Professor Adam HawkeyAssociate Professor Adam Hawkey FBASES
is Associate Professor and Head of Sport Science and Performance at Solent University. He is an honorary lecturer in sports medicine and biomechanics within the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is the current Deputy Chair of BASES.


Miles HensonMiles Henson
is co-founder and director of The People Academy. He currently advises the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (Team USA) and the USA women's soccer team on techniques to enhance performance, communication and leadership.


Emma KavanaghDr Emma Kavanagh
is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences at Bournemouth University. A BASES-accredited Sport Scientist (Psychology), she is also a member of the BASES Safeguarding and Welfare Research Advisory Group.


Dr Rory MagrathDr Rory Magrath
is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Solent University. His research focuses on declining levels of homophobia in sport, and its subsequent impact on the impression of masculinities.


Nona McDuff OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Solent UniversityNona McDuff OBE
is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Students and Teaching at Solent University. She is a panel member of the Teaching Excellence Framework, Chair of the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG), and has been awarded an OBE for her services to higher education.


Emma RossDr Emma Ross FBASES
is the Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport, where she led development of the SmartHER campaign supporting female athletes in the high performance system through education, innovation and collaboration.


Osei SankofaOsei Sankofa
is a former Premier League and England Youth international footballer who now holds a UEFA A licence qualification. He is currently Education Programmes Lead at the anti-racism and discrimination charity, Kick It Out.


Professor Mike TiptonProfessor Mike Tipton MBE
is Professor of Human and Applied Physiology at the University of Portsmouth. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and The Physiological Society, and Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Physiology, he was awarded an MBE for services to physiological research in extreme environments.

Philippa VelijaDr Philippa Velija
is Head of Education and Sociology and Associate Professor in the Sociology of Sport at Solent University. Her research, spanning 15 years, applies sociological theories to understanding gender relations and inequalities in sport.


Dr Lyndsay BottomsDr Lindsay Bottoms
is a Reader in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Hertfordshire and is the Deputy Chair of the BASES Division for Physical Activity for Health. Her main research area is exercise for different health conditions with a primary focus on inflammatory bowel disease.


Professor Julie GreevesProfessor Julie Greeves OBE
is the Principal Physiologist for the British Army, leading evidence-based defence physiology research for safe and effective through career employment of women in physically arduous roles.


Simon JobsonProfessor Simon Jobson
is Dean-Designate of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and leads the Health and Wellbeing Research Group at the University of Winchester. Simon is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sport Sciences.


Aaron Phipps, Team GB ParalympianAaron Phipps
is a member of the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby team, competing at the Paralympic Games, European, and World Championships. He was also the first British disabled person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, a challenge he undertook to raise awareness about meningitis.


Dr Neal SmithDr Neal Smith
is Field Leader in Biomechanics at the University of Chichester and a former Vice-President of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS).



Dr Kirill StafraceDr Kirill Micallef Stafrace
is an established sports and exercise medicine expert holding various positions in the Republic of Malta, namely, Consultant Mater Dei Hospital; Medical Director, Malta Football Association; Director, Maltese Olympic Committee; Chair of the Medical Commission of the Maltese Olympic Committee; and senior lecturer in sports science at the University of Malta.

Dr Zoe WimshurstDr Zöe Wimshurst
is Senior Lecturer at AECC University College. A Chartered Psychologist, she helps Olympic and professional athletes' performance through improving their perceptual capabilities.


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