The general management of the affairs of the Association is directed by a Board, which normally meets no less than five times a year.
The Board, when complete, consists of:
The Board can co-opt additional members.
The Chair shall normally hold office for a three-year period, until the conclusion of the AGM three years after their term starts and will be eligible for re-election. Other elected officers shall normally hold office for a two-year period until the conclusion of the AGM two years after their election and will be eligible for re-election. The Board will report annually to members via an Annual Report. Members of the Board will be appointed Directors of the Association.
Deputy Chair & Division Chair
Assistant Principal of Higher
NPTC Group of Colleges
Richard began his career as a lecturer in physiology at Brunel University before moving to Cardiff Metropolitan University. During his early career Richard was involved in providing sport science support to elite sports performers and he became the Programme Director for the first single honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science in Wales in 1994. His research interests focused on high intensity intermittent exercise specifically related to rugby. He has made a significant contribution to the development of learning and teaching in sport and exercise science, both nationally and internationally, working for the Higher Education Academy, Quality Assurance Agency and the University of Wales. He has been a member of the BASES Board leading the Education and Professional Development Division and is a National Teaching Fellow.
Head of Sport Science and Performance
Adam is Head of Sport Science and Performance at Solent University, Southampton and an Honorary Lecturer in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A former researcher with NASAís Biomedical Office at the Kennedy Space Center, investigating bone and muscle changes during space flight, Adamís research now focuses on training techniques to improve musculoskeletal health and performance in a range of groups (including astronauts, athletes, amputees and ageing populations). A member of BASES since 2001, Adam was elected Chair of the Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) in 2011 and has served on the Editorial Board of the Sport and Exercise Scientist and the BASES Scientific Programme Committee.
Ian Wilson joins us with extensive involvement and experience in sport, as an elite athlete, national Team Manager, and various management roles within the UK Sports Institute, the English Institute of Sport; Sports Coach UK, British Swimming and UK Coaching.
Ianís recent role was Head of Operations at UK Coaching, a sport and physical activity charity, where he ran the Operations Department to develop, lead and manage the Groupís ongoing operations and procedures. He was responsible for the efficient operation of the business and worked closely with senior colleagues to develop, deliver and monitor a wide range of operational and strategic programmes, projects and initiatives.
As an elite athlete, Ian was on the National Swimming Team between 1985 and 1999, competing at World Championships, Olympic Games, European Championships, Commonwealth Games and World Student Games. Ian finished 5th at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and won World and European medals over 1500m Freestyle.
Reader of Physical Activity and Health
Sheffield Hallam University
David Broom is a Reader of Physical Activity and Health at Sheffield Hallam University where he has taught on the physical activity promotion and exercise prescription related modules since 2007. His research interests are the effects of physical activity and nutritional interventions on energy balance in the prevention and treatment of excess weight and obesity. A recent exercise and appetite related paper was the Journal of Endocrinology's top most downloaded non-gold open access article for 2017 and he has contributed to BASES expert statements on the topic. He is a Fellow of BASES for services to the organisation and the sport and exercise science community and has been appointed to the Chief Medical Officers Adult Expert Working Group tasked with updating the UK's physical activity guidelines.
Institute of Sport and Health
University College Dublin
Adam joined University College Dublin in November 2016 to lead the strength and conditioning programmes of their high performance athletes (current and aspiring Olympians). Having previously worked in English Premiership rugby for twelve years (at Saracens, London Wasps and Sale Sharks), Adam has developed skills and experiences across many sports science disciplines and has regularly used performance data to influence best practice. Adam obtained his BSc and MSc (Hons) in Sports Science from Brunel University and recently completed his PhD at Salford University researching Recovery and Restoration in Elite Level Rugby Union. He currently leads the "Fundamentals of S&C" and "Advanced S&C" modules at University College Dublin, while in previous academic roles, led the "Coaching Practice" and "Performance Analysis in Sport" modules at Kingston University on a part-time contract. In his spare time Adam is a keen sportsman who has completed multiple Ironman triathlons.
Professor of Engagement and Learning
Liverpool John Moores University
Zoe is a Professor of Engagement and Learning at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research interests include the psycho-social determinants of physical activity, creative research methods with children and young people and practitioner development through reflective practice. Beyond her academic work, Zoe is a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist, a National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement Professional and Fellow of BASES. Zoe has served 4 years as the CPD lead for the Psychology Division and has been involved in strategic initiatives for the association including the BASES Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route and Safeguarding/Welfare.
Reader in Exercise Physiology
School of Life Sciences
Mike is a Reader in exercise physiology at Coventry University where he is also course director for BSc Sport and Exercise Science (BUES). He predominantly lecturers exercise physiology and research methods as well as being an active external examiner at undergraduate and post graduate level. He has been a member of BASES since 1993 and has presented at most BASES conferences over this time. He has previously held office as physiology section secretary and been involved in other BASES activities such as the accreditation panel, organising the student conference and delivering workshops and symposia, receiving his BASES Fellowship in 2012.
Mikeís PhD research focussed on the effects of spinal cord injury on thermoregulation. He was involved in a range of thermoregulation projects with Paralympic athletes from 1996 to 2016 and is part of the ASIA subcommittee on thermoregulation. As a result of his interest in spinal cord injury he has researched extensively in the area of upper body exercise with application to exercise protocol design (culminating in production of BASES exercise physiology testing guidelines and an expert statement), thermoregulation and more recently application of upper body exercise interventions to improve balance and postural sway in both young and older populations. His nutrition interests are predominantly around the use of sodium bicarbonate as an ergogenic aid alone and in combination with other substances.
Susan joined BASES as a Non-Executive Director in November 2018.
Susan is an experienced Non-Executive Director, with a long NHS healthcare career as a physiotherapist, healthcare leader and Executive Director. She has over 20 years of experience at Director and Board levels in the health and care sector; including large NHS trust, the Medical Royal Colleges and national roles in Department of Health (England) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Susan now works as an independent consultant specialising in the fields of safety and quality improvement and she is a Lay Trustee on the Board of the British Geriatrics Society, the professional body of specialist doctors and other professions concerned with the care of older people.
Greg joined BASES as a Non-Executive Director in February 2020.
Greg joins us with over twenty years experience as a CFO in a variety of international SMEs and more recently as an operating partner in operating Private Equity firm based in the Midlands, having qualified with PwC before joining the mergers and acquisitions team Rolls Royce Plc. He is now a business consultant advising on strategy and M&A for industrial SMEs.
Greg has always had a passion for sport, was the Athletic Union President at Nottingham University, where he studied Physics, represented English Universities Rugby XV and then went on to play for Nottingham a premiership rugby club in the pre-professional era.
Having coached a juniors rugby team for a number of years in tandem with learning Tang Soo Do, a form of karate, he is now focused on the latter helping children at the local club whilst targeting a masters.
Vinney joined BASES as a Non-Executive Director in February 2020.
Vinny is an experienced Change, Technology, Data and Governance Consultant having worked with clients in the retail, telecoms, health and finance sectors, amongst others. In addition, she is an experienced Trustee, at present on the Board and Audit Committee for an international dance school providing HE, undergraduate and graduate courses.
Vinny holds two Masters, in Software Development and in International Business Law. She is now working for a financial organisation as a Governance and Assurance Consultant.
James joined BASES as a Non-Executive Director in February 2020.
James is an Investment Manager at Stage Capital, a private equity firm specialising in secondaries investments. He has Board experience across a range of companies and sectors, most notably within Food and Healthcare. Prior to Stage Capital, James worked at Lazard in the Telecommunications Media & Technology (TMT) and Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisory teams, advising a number of companies on their strategies and potential transactions.
In his free time, James is a keen triathlete and is studying for a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 4 Total Immersion Personal Training Diploma and Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 4 in Nutrition.