Call to Action: Expressions of interest - BASES Sport and Performance Division Chair

16th April 2024

BASES is sorry to announce that Dr Ibrahim Akubat FBASES has stepped down as Sport and Performance Division Chair and Director of the Association. We would like to thank Iby for his hard work for BASES and for his Division over his three and a half years’ tenure.

We are now going to open advert to recruit a new Sport and Performance Division Chair, who will also become a Director for the Association, the initial term for which is three years.

If you are interested in applying for the role, the job description can be found here, and the application form can be found here.

The appointment of this Director and Division Chair role 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 want to increase the diversity of our Board and 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.

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 ( or Dr Lindsay Bottoms FBASES, BASES Deputy Chair (

Interested candidates are to submit their application form by noon on Friday 10 May 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 June 2024.


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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