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Scientific Programme Committee Members


Prof Greg Whyte OBE, FBASES (Chair of Scientific Programme Committee)

In 2014 Greg was awarded an OBE for his services to sport, sport science and charity, and was voted as one of the Top 10 Science Communicators in the UK by the British Science Council. He is an Olympian in modern pentathlon, and is a European and World Championship medallist. He is an expert in the field of sports and exercise science. He is currently a Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moore’s University and Director of Performance at the Centre for Health and Human Performance at 76 Harley Street, London. His former roles include Director of Research for the British Olympic Association and Director of Science & Research for the English Institute of Sport.

Keith Stokes

Prof Keith Stokes FBASES (Deputy Chair of Scientific Programme Committee)

Keith is Professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Bath. His research focuses on sports injury prevention and athlete wellbeing and he works closely with stakeholders in sport to translate research into practice. He has worked in sport and exercise science for 20 years as a researcher and teacher and built a vast network within the field. He is editor of the International Journal of Sports Medicine and was chair of the local organising committee for the BASES Annual Conference held at the University of Bath in 2007.

Chris Harwood

Dr Chris Harwood FBASES

Chris holds BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation and is a BPS Chartered Psychologist who has consulted with a variety of National Governing Bodies, Professional organisations, athletes and coaches over the past 15 years. His applied experiences reflect his interest in coach and parent education, alongside the psychological development and education of junior and senior athletes. He acts as a consultant for the Lawn Tennis Association, Tennis Midlands, Nottinghamshire Cricket, and Nottingham Forest FC Academies, having served as club psychologist for Nottingham Forest FC (2002-2004). He is the Vice-President of the European Federation of Sport Psychology and serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. He is the Chair of the BASES Division of Psychology.

Adam Hawkey

Adam Hawkey

Adam is Chair of both the BASES Division of Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour and the BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG). He is the Sport Science and Performance Lead at Southampton Solent University and an Honorary Lecturer with the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. A BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist and Chartered Scientist, he has provided support to Olympic and Paralympic athletes, NASA astronauts, and a range of military personnel. He has also derived expertise consulting for medical research companies and sports equipment manufacturers.

Florentina Hettinga

Dr Florentina Hettinga

Florentina is a Lecturer at the Centre of Sport and Exercise Science of the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Essex, where she leads the Sports Performance and Fatigue Research Unit. She was board member of the Dutch Association of Human Movement Sciences (2010-2013) and organised several national and international symposia. Her research combines the basic tenets of sport science: biomechanics, physiology and psychology, a powerful combination to explore problems related to human movement. She is particularly fascinated by the concept of ‘pacing’: how do athletes/exercisers regulate their exercise intensities, when and why do they decide to invest their energy, how do they respond to opponents?

Emma Stevenson

Prof Emma Stevenson

Emma is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on the effects of nutritional interventions on exercise recovery and the role of exercise and nutrition on appetite regulation. She regularly presents her research at international conferences and works closely with the sports nutrition industry and sport and exercise nutrition practitioners. In her previous role at Northumbria University, she chaired the local organising committee for the International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference from 2009-2015 and the International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference from 2012-2015.

David Stensel

Dr David Stensel

David is Professor of Exercise Metabolism and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. His research interests concern the influence of physical activity on disease risk with particular focus on cardiovascular disease as well as the influence of exercise on the hormonal regulation of appetite. He is co-author of the textbook Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. He is also an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Obesity and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the British Nutrition Foundation.

Markus Raab

Prof Markus Raab

Markus is director and professor for psychology at the Institute of Psychology at the German Sport University, Cologne and Research Professor of Psychology at the School of Applied Sciences at the London South Bank University. He is vice-president for research of the European Federation of Sport Psychology, Vice-chair of sport psychology at the German Society of Psychology and associate editor and section-editor in four journals. He received a PhD in sport science as well as a PhD in psychology and was awarded by ECSS, FEPSAC, asp, DOSB, NCA, DGPs for his research. He published seven books and over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His main areas of interest are judgment and decision-making in sports and beyond, embodiment as well as motor learning and motor control.