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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 also an honorary lecturer in sports medicine and biomechanics within the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is the current Deputy Chair (and Director) of BASES and is an accredited sport and exercise scientist, a Chartered scientist with the Science Council, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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.


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.


Professor Mike TiptonProfessor Mike Tipton MBE
is Professor of Human and Applied Physiology, Extreme Environments Laboratory, School of Sport Health and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth. 

In addition to his university position, Mike holds a number of external positions, including: RNLI Council member; Surf Lifesaving Trustee/Director; Energy Institute’s Health Technical Committee; and Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Physiology. Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and The Physiological Society, and has been awarded a MBE for services to physiological research in extreme environments, and the Ireland Medal for saving lives from drowning worldwide.

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.


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.

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