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 Group
Assoc Prof Adam Hawkey FBASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG)
Dr Ellen Dawson Clinical Exercise Science and Practice
Prof Sue Backhouse FBASES Clean Sport
Dr Joanne Hudson FBASES Education and Teaching
Prof Craig Williams FBASES Paediatric Exercise Science
Dr Georgina Stebbings Molecular Exercise Physiology
Dr Tony Myers Sport, Exercise and Health Analytics
Dr Andy Smith FBASES BASES Covid-19

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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