BASES Heads of Department Virtual Forum (HoDs)

28th January 2021

The BASES Heads of Department Forum was established as a day of information, interaction, discussion and networking for sport and exercise science Department Heads and Course Leaders.

Now into its 17th year, the Forum remains a highly popular event at which key topical issues are debated and best practice is discussed and shared. This year’s online event will be a day of information and insights for those with leadership roles within sport and exercise sciences academia. There are a number of presentations and discussions, including the following topics:

  • Heads of Department roles, challenges and strategies for being successful
  • Dealing with COVID-19 and its long-term legacy
  • Developing Professionals of the Future
  • The future of teaching, learning, and assessment in sport and exercise sciences

Upcoming events

Where: Online (login details will be shared a week before the event)

When: Wednesday 17 March 2021, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Deadline to register will be close of play Friday 5 March 2021.

How to book: To book your place, please email Places are limited and each institution can register up to two delegates. Deadline to register will be close of play Friday 5 March 2021.

View the Agenda

Dr Richard Tong FBASES, BASES Chair & Assoc Prof Lance Doggart FBASES, Chair of the Heads of Department Advisory Group, will introduce the day, which will see presentations from

Dr Sally Akehurst
Prof Victoria Burns
Dr Joanne Hudson FBASES
Dr Steve Ingham FBASES
Prof Tony Myers
Prof Dave Richardson
Dr Andy Smith FBASES
Prof Gareth Stratton
Prof Richard Thelwell FBASES

Members of the Heads of Department Advisory Group will introduce and facilitate sessions.

We are pleased to announce that the event is kindly being supported by Cranlea and Human Kinetics, for which we appreciate their support.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

Contact us
  • Rooms G07 and G08 Fairfax Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus. Headingley, Leeds LS6 3QT
  • 07838 153258