Black History Month 2022

28th October 2022

For this Black History Month, BASES has teamed up with Black Biomechanists Association to recognise the achievements of Black Biomechanicist worldwide who are making an impact in the field of biomechanics and helping to move forward diversity within sport science.

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We would like to honour Brooke Odle who is training the next generation of engineering students at Hope College. Through her work in teaching and progressing research in wearable tech; she has worked w/different students & researchers, which has enriched her work.


Today we would like to celebrate Shirley Acquah-Davis who is committed to using sport tech to measure & evaluate human movement. Here she is with Black Biomechanists Association discussing what biomechanics means to her and what it means to be a black biomechanist.

Today we would like to highlight the co-founders of Black Biomechanists Association. Over the short time that BBA has existed they have worked to promote, uplift, and encourage black biomechs worldwide.


Today we would like to highlight research done by members of Black Biomechanists Association. Published in the @BMESociety Discussing Empowering Black Scientists in STEM: Early Success of the Black Biomechanists Association. #BlackBiomxBHM Click here to read:


Today we highlight Chris Wilburn, Black Biomechanists Association, an Asst. Clinical Professor of Kines at Auburn University. His research looks at the influence of footwear on locomotive patterns. Please take a look as he speaks on his importance as a black biomechanist. 

Today we celebrate Skylar Holmes, whose work focuses on determining the biomechanical consequences of muscle fatigue in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Skylar is doing important work that would improve the quality of life for many. #BlackBiomxBHM


Earlier this year Dr Romanda Dillon sat down with Black Biomechanists Association for their 'What Biomechanics Means to You' series. Take a look as our own BASES Division of Biomechanics & Motor Behaviour committee member discusses her thoughts on biomech & the importance of representation. #BlackBiomxBHM


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

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