Adam Hawkey is Associate Professor of Sport Science and Human Performance and the Strategic Lead for Knowledge Exchange at Solent University Southampton. He is also an Honorary Professor of Sports Science at the Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS University) in India, and Honorary Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. A former Director and Deputy Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Adam has recently been appointed onto the High Performance Sport Professional Development Committee of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
Accredited by BASES and awarded Chartered Scientist status (CSci) from the Science Council, Adam has had professional roles at Olympic, Paralympic, and Commonwealth Games and regularly provides scientific support to performers from a range of sports and disciplines, including the English Premier League.
He regularly presents his research at national and international conferences and has recently been invited to be the Keynote speaker at a number of high-profile events in China, India, USA, Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. Publishing his findings in peer-reviewed journals, he also acts as a reviewer, editor, and editorial board member, for respected publications.
A former researcher in NASA’s Biomedical Office at the Kennedy Space Center, Adam continues to contribute to the understanding of human performance during spaceflight missions, including a Surviving in Space project with The Physiological Society and a report about the terrestrial application of space-based life science research for UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences (UK SpaceLABS).
In recognition of his service to sport and exercise science, human spaceflight and education, he has been awarded Fellowships of BASES (FBASES), and the British Interplanetary Society (FBIS), and a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) respectively.
As a Director of BASES, Adam is involved in strategic planning and is the associations lead for professional accreditation and undergraduate endorsement. In these roles Adam regularly collaborates with organisations such as the English Institute of Sport, Sport England and the Football Association; in addition to working with UK universities and government departments. He has also recently been involved in Memorandum of Understanding with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA: Australian equivalent to BASES), agreement to join the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Physical Activity and Lifestyle (PAL) project, and a partnership with the Premier League.
He regularly consults with professional sports clubs (including Premier League and Championship football teams) and individual athletes: most notably he was an Official Biomechanics Expert at London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games.
Since 2013 Adam has been a member of the Scientific Advisor Board for M.I.E. Medical Research, providing independent research testing of their FitQuestTM system.
Since 2014 Adam has held the prestigious position of Honorary Lecturer in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics within the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, part of the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He continues to provide expert biomechanical input to staff and student projects and initiatives in both the School’s Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery and the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR). http://www.orthopaedics.dundee.ac.uk/imar.php
Adam has also previously been Academic Curriculum Manager (previously Director of Academic Programmes) at Abertay University (2014-2016) and Course Leader in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Wolverhampton (2005-2014).
Author of the 4th Edition of Routledge’s “Introduction to Sport Biomechanics: Analysing Human Movement Patterns”. Taking over from Roger Bartlett to write the latest version of the seminal textbook in Sports Biomechanics. While this will be a single-authored text it will involve collaboration with some of the world’s leading biomechanics experts to develop example case studies.
Biomechanics lead supporting a project to assist HSX Antarctica, led by Joe Doherty, to become the first Scout expedition in the world to ski to the South Pole then kite ski back, a total distance of 1,400 miles.
Involved in a collaborative project with Bournemouth University to examine the effects of a new form of knee replacement upon the ability to perform various tasks, including walking, jogging, and turning.
Adam is also the sport science and performance lead supporting an Atlantic rowing challenge by firemen Adam Bundle and Stu Vince from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to set a new Atlantic crossing record (while raising money for local charities).