BASES Special Interest Groups  

BASES Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide an active forum for networking, discussion, activities, knowledge sharing and debate among BASES members who share an interest in an identified area.

Chair Name of GroupDivision Alignment
Dr Andrew Mitchell FBASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG)Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour
Dr Ellen Dawson Clinical Exercise Science and PracticePhysical Activity for Health
Prof Sue Backhouse FBASES Clean SportSport and Performance
Prof Joanne Hudson FBASES Education and TeachingAll
Dr Nicola Armstrong Occupational PerformanceSport and Performance/All
Ash Cox Paediatric Exercise SciencePhysical Activity for Health
Dr Georgina Stebbings Molecular Exercise PhysiologyPhysiology and Nutrition
Dr Tony Myers Sport, Exercise and Health AnalyticsSport and Performance
Dr Andy Smith FBASES BASES Covid-19All
Dr Malcolm FairweatherSkill AcquisitionAll
Louis LangdownPerformance AnalysisAll

How to apply to set up an Interest Group

All Interest Groups must apply for approval by the Board and must meet the minimal requirements outlined below. An Interest Group can be formed providing it:

  • Has a Chair, who is a Professional member of BASES (minimum 5 years)
  • Has a Steering Group of between 3 and 10 individuals (list of proposed Steering Group members must be included with the application)
  • Has a Name and Mission Statement that is consistent with the aims and objectives of BASES
  • Can justify its relevancy to sport and/or exercise sciences
  • Can justify its uniqueness from existing BASES Interest Groups
  • Has a membership that includes no less than 20 BASES members (a register of at least 20 BASES members must be included with the application).

Further information regarding the minimum activities, guidelines and an application form can be found here: BASES Interest Group guidelines and application form

Please email your completed application to

How to join an interest group

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide an active forum for focused discussion, activity, and debate among BASES members and guests who share an interest in an identified area.

If you wish to join a Special Interest Group, you can do this by updating your subscription preferences in your Member Profile on the BASES Members' Area.


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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