Call to Action: Expressions of interest – Chairs of BASES Physical Activity for Health Division and Physiology and Nutrition Division

13th June 2024

Prof Kiara Lewis FBASES (Physical Activity for Health Division) and Dr Lindsay Bottoms FBASES (Physiology and Nutrition Division) will finish their current terms of Division Chairs and Directors of the Association after the November 2024 Board meeting.

We would like to thank both Kiara and Lindsay for all of their hard work and support of BASES and for their Divisions over their tenures.

We are now going to open advert to recruit a new Physical Activity for Health Division Chair and a new Physiology and Nutrition Division Chair, both of whom will also become Directors of the Association, starting their terms from the end of November 2024. The incoming Division Chairs will attend (virtually or in person) and observe the November 2024 Board meeting on 19 November 2024.

If you are interested in applying for either of these roles, the job description can be found here and the application form can be found here. The Terms of Reference for the Board (Appendix 1), for the Physical Activity for Health Division (Appendix SC2) and for the Physiology and Nutrition Division (Appendix SC3) can be found here.

The appointment of these Directors and Division Chair roles will be via a formal, open and transparent recruitment process, with the aim of attracting the widest range of the most suitable talent. At BASES, we are committed to Fairness, Professionalism, Honesty, Responsibility and Excellence. We strive to improve our ways of working to be more inclusive and diverse, to accelerate our impact on society and live up to our Values. We acknowledge that we lack representation from various underrepresented groups and therefore strongly encourage applications that will amplify the voices of people with a disability, those from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds, women or gender diverse people in STEMM and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Please notify the Chief Executive Officer ( if you require reasonable adjustments to be made throughout the recruitment process.

Interested candidates are to submit their application form by noon on Friday 16 August 2024. Please mark your email Confidential and send to

The Human Resources, Appointments and Remuneration Committee will review all applications. The successful candidates will be announced around early September 2024.

If any prospective applicant would like a confidential chat about the role, please contact either Ian Wilson, BASES Chief Executive Officer ( or Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES, BASES Chair (


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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