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Sports Science Summit 2019

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​​Leeds Trinity University and Australian Catholic University (ACU) are proud to host the Sports Science Summit 2019, where leading academics from the UK, Europe and Australia will present their research.

The two-day event, taking place at Leeds Trinity University from Monday 20 May to Tuesday 21 May 2019, will include big names in the world of sports science academia including:

  • Dr Iñigo Mujika (University of the Basque Country, Spanish Swimming Federation) discussing monitoring and evaluating load in endurance sports;
  • Dr Sophie Killer (Research Fellow in Sports Nutrition at Loughborough University) discussing nutrition considerations when pushing the limits of athletic performance;
  • Grant Downie OBE discussing setting up high performance teams and getting them to thrive, not just survive;
  • Dr Paul Comfort (University of Salford) discussing testing and monitoring performance to effectively inform training practises;
  • Professor Ben Jones discussing monitoring and evaluating load in team sports; Dr Rich Johnston (ACU) discussing training at match speed;
  • Dr Shona Halson (ACU) discussing recovery strategies;
  • Dr Martin Barwood (Leeds Trinity University) discussing menthol cooling strategies;
  • Matt Taberner (Everton Football Club) discussing rehabilitation after injury and considering the 'control chaos continuum'; and
  • Professor Mark Russell (Leeds Trinity University) discussing soccer extra time strategies: current understanding and future directions.
Date and TimeMonday 20 MayTuesday 21 May
9.00 – 10.00amCoffee and networking/Breakfast MeetingCoffee and networking
10.00 – 10.30am

Summit welcome

Professor Carlton Cooke and Professor Mark Russell
(Leeds Trinity University)

Training at match speed

Dr Rich Johnston

(ACU)

10.30 – 11.00amGrant Downie OBE discussing setting up high performance teams and getting them to thrive, not just survive

Menthol cooling strategies

Dr Martin Barwood

(Leeds Trinity University)

11.00 – 11.30am
Creating more effective learning
environments in high performance sport with lessons from the business world​


 

Dr Scott Gardner

Recovery strategies

Dr Shona Halson

(ACU)

11.30am – 12.00pmOn the Bench with Grant Downie OBE and Dr Scott GardnerOn the Bench with Dr Rich Johnston, Dr Martin Barwood and Dr Shona Halson
12.00 – 1.00pmLunchLunch
1.00 – 1.30pm

Testing and monitoring performance to effectively inform training practises

Dr Paul Comfort

(University of Salford)

Soccer extra-time strategies: current understanding and future directions

Professor Mark Russell

(Leeds Trinity University)

1.30 – 2.00pm

Monitoring and evaluating load in team sports

Professor Ben Jones

(Leeds Beckett University)

Progressing rehabilitation after injury: consider the 'control chaos continuum'

 

Matt Taberner

 

(Everton Football Club)

2.00 – 2.30pm

Monitoring and evaluating load in endurance sports

Dr Inigo Mujika

(University of the Basque Country, Spanish Swimming Federation)

Nutrition considerations when pushing the limits of athletic performance


Dr Sophie Killer

(Research Fellow at Loughborough University)
2.30 –​ 3.00pm

On the bench

Professor Ben Jones, Dr Paul Comfort and Dr Inigo Mujika

On the bench

Professor Mark Russell, Matt Taberner and Dr Sophie Killer

3.00 – 3.30pmAfternoon TeaAfternoon tea
3.30 – 4.15pmAthlete Q+A session Rob BurrowAthlete Q+A session Tom Bosworth

 

When?

Monday 20 May – Tuesday 21 May 2019

Where?

Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to practitioners, academics and those studying in sports science, high performance sport and athlete management.

Delegate rates vary depending on whether you wish to join for one or two days. Early bird rates are available until Friday 19 April. Students and alumni can benefit from a reduced rate.

How can I book?

To book your tickets please click the link for our online store.

Further information

To download a parking permit for the event, please click here and enter the password provided.

#LTUSSS2019 is the result of a partnership agreement signed in November 2017 between Leeds Trinity University and ACU, which recognises the collaboration between the universities.

On Monday 20 May, IMeasureU will be holding a private breakfast for summit attendees. This event will provide an opportunity to network with peers and learn more about how they enable a personalised approach to lower limb load management for some of the world's leading teams, universities and athletes.

If you are interested in attending this free event and the opportunity to win two inertial sensors worth £2,400 and a free 4-week trial of IMU Step, please reserve your place here.

IMeasureU is a world-leading, wearable technology company, founded in 2013 and acquired by Vicon Motion Systems in 2017. They support researchers, coaches and athletes by combining inertial measurement units, software platforms and science to enable the precise monitoring of human movement and optimisation of return to play in running based sports.

IMeasureU is a proud sponsor of The Sports Science Summit 2019, held at Leeds Trinity University and will be showcasing its lower limb load monitoring tool, IMU Step.

For further information please check the ACU wesbite or email Professor Mark Russell, Professor in Sport, Health and Nutrition at Leeds Trinity University.