BASES Interest Groups  

Interest Groups 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 an Interest Group please email the relevant contact below.

Chair Name of Group Email
Associate Prof Adam Hawkey Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG)
Dr Matthew Bridge Coaching
Dr Richard Bracken Clinical Exercise Physiology
Prof John Buckley Exercise for Health Practitioners 
Prof Sue Backhouse FBASES Clean Sport
Dr Mark F Smith Education and Teaching

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 Convener who is a Professional member of BASES
  • Has terms of reference (including a name, mission statement that is consistent with the Mission of BASES, and objectives that are consistent with the Association's objectives)
  • Is aligned within a Division of BASES
  • Can justify its relevancy to sport and/or exercise sciences
  • Can justify its uniqueness from existing BASES Interest Groups
  • Has a membership of no less than 20 or 1% of total BASES membership (whichever is lower). A register of members must be included with the application.

Applications for approval must be made via the  BASES Interest Group Application Form

Please email your application to


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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