Top role for sports science expert

Adam Hawkey, a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, has been awarded the post with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and will be chairing the Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG).

BASES promotes research and acts as a forum for the distribution of scientific knowledge, while also developing and maintaining high professional standards for those involved in sport and exercise.

BASES also offers endorsement, through rigorous assessment criteria, ensuring that high calibre undergraduate courses achieve endorsed status, and the University of Wolverhampton’s BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree was awarded this status in 2009.

The Biomechanics Interest Group is one of a number of interest groups set up within BASES designed to provide subject specific information and support, both in teaching and research, and is chaired by experts in that particular discipline.

Adam said: “It is a tremendous honour to be voted by your peers into a position of such esteem and responsibility. BIG acts as a forum for biomechanists across the UK to share scientific knowledge, discuss issues affecting them in their teaching and research, and provides a fantastic opportunity for professional development, and the facilitation of communication and networking between individuals and institutions.”

The Biomechanics Interest Group hosts an annual conference and the next event will be held on April 4 2012 at the University of Ulster.

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For further information about the Biomechanics Interest Group: http://www.bases.org.uk/Biomechanics-Interest-Group

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