BASES Conference 2022

21st November 2022

BASES Conference 2022 took place on 15-16 November at King Power Stadium, Leicester; two inspiring days filled with world-leading insight and expertise.

Thank you to all delegates, speakers, presenters, exhibitors, Platinum Supporter: WATTBIKE and Gold Supporters: Human Kinetics, Routledge, GE HealthCare, TeamBuild and Output for being part of the conference.

“After two years of not being able to meet face-to-face, it was great to see so many familiar and new faces at BASES Conference 2022. I would like to thank everyone involved in helping to make this event such an outstanding success”. BASES Chair Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES.

Baroness Campbell of Loughborough DBE, Director of Women’s Football at the FA opened the conference with the invited keynote: - ‘Maximising performance’. Following this was a day of thought-provoking poster presentations, free communications and parallel invited symposiums including ‘Novel perspectives in 24 hour movement behaviour’ presented by Prof Sebastien Chastin and ‘From Detrimental to Beneficial: Promoting and Supporting Optimal Parental Involvement in Sport’ presented by Prof Camilla Knight.

After the BASES Annual General Meeting, the first day ended with a Gala Drinks Reception and Conference Dinner where the 2022 BASES fellows were awarded their official certificate and badge.

The second day showcased a variety of rich content including parallel invited symposiums ‘How do Olympic & Paralympic Sports utilise data to improve performance?’ Presented by Laura Needham, Joshua Wass, Lorna Belford, Dr Sarah Domone and ‘Are we working (too) comfortably? Using evidence to promote less sedentary time when working at home’ presented by Prof Ailsa Niven FBASES.

Well done to everyone who presented at the conference and congratulations to all award winners. All accepted conference abstracts will be published in an online supplement of the Journal of Sports Sciences. Free-access will be available upon publication of the supplement, until 31 December 2022, at The hashtag #BASESCON22 captured conversations over the two-days which you can view via Twitter.

Dr Ian Taylor (Chair of the BASES Conference Planning Group) reflects, "The conference delivered two days of inspiring and engaging world-leading content across the sport and exercise sciences. I would like to thank our speakers, delegates, and sponsors for being part of the event."

A few sessions from the conference have been recorded and will be available in the Members’ Area of the BASES website shortly.

Save the Date for BASES Conference 2023, Coventry Building Society Arena 16 - 17 November 2023.


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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