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BASES Expert Statements

BASES Expert Statements provide concise, evidence-based guidance on a range of topics which have been identified as of interest to sport and exercise scientists. Expert Statements provide a clear, objective summary of existing evidence and the conclusions that can be drawn.

BASES provides open access to all BASES Expert Statements published in the last 3 years on its main website. The full archive can be found in the Members' Area (BASES members only).

If you are interested in authoring an Expert Statement, BASES offers grants to cover development costs - more information about how to apply can be found here.

Click the title links below to download an Expert Statement in PDF format. Expert Statements are displayed in chronological order based on publication date, starting with the most recently published.

The BASES Expert Statement on use of accelerometer data to measure and interpret free-living physical activity

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Published: Summer 2024

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Prof Stuart Fairclough FBASES, Prof Lynne Boddy FBASES, Dr Philippa Dall, and Dr Alex Rowlands

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The BASES Expert Statement on Targeted Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain

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 Published: Spring 2024

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Jonathan Sinclair (FBASES), Dr Lindsay Bottoms (FBASES), Professor Jim Richards, Professor James Selfe, Dr Jessie Janssen, Dr Marienke van Middelkoop & Dr Hayri Baran Yosmaoglu

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The BASES Expert Statement on the relationship between executive functions and sport and exercise

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Published: Winter 2023

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Drs Greg Wood,

Lisa-Marie Schutz, Liis Uiga, Jack Brimmell and Philip Furley.

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The BASES Expert Statement on Physical Activity and Limiting Sedentary Behaviour for Effective Management of Sarcopenia in Community-dwelling Older Adults

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Published: Autumn 2023

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Daniel Low, Dr Daniel Bailey, Dr Gladys Pearson and Prof. Michael Duncan FBASES

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The BASES Expert Statement on Methods to monitor athletes' sleep

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Published: Summer 2023

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Paul Hough, Dr Amy Bender, Dr Matt Driller and Prof Charles Pedlar FBASES.

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The BASES Expert Statement on Integrity in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Published: Spring 2023

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Emma Kavanagh FBASES, Prof Sue Backhouse FBASES, Dr Neil Chester, Dr Andy Miles FBASES, Dr Daniel Rhind, Dr Emily Ryall and Jack Sharkey.

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A Bump in the Road? The BASES Expert Statement on Pregnant and Postnatal Athletes

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Published: Winter 2022

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Marlize De Vivo, Dr Lou Atkinson, Gráinne Donnelly, Prof Kirsty Elliot-Sale, Chloe Hillyar, Sarah Rand, Dr Claire-Marie Roberts and The Active Pregnancy Foundation

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The BASES Expert Statement on Disability and Creating an Empowering Environment for Disabled People to Flourish

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Published: Autumn 2022

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Tabo Huntley, Dr Tori Sprung, Dr Toni Williams, Prof Brett Smith, Lydia Bone and Disability Rights UK. 

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The BASES Expert Statement on optimising protein intake recommendations for skeletal muscle mass in older adults to support healthy ageing

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Published: Summer 2022

Produced by Drs Tom Maden-Wilkinson, David Church, Marlou Dirks, Oliver Witard, Benjamin Wall, Leigh Breen and Paul Morgan on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

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The BASES Expert Statement on protein recommendations for athletes: amount, type and timing

Published: Spring 2022

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Drs Paul Morgan, Sophie Killer, Lindsay Macnaughton, Marlou Dirks, Oliver Witard, Benjamin Wall and Leigh Breen.

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The BASES Expert Statement on the use of cooling therapies for post exercise recovery

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Published: Winter 2021

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Adam Grainger FBASES, Dr Robert Allan, Dr Chris Bleakley, Dr Joe Costello and Dr James Malone

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The BASES Expert Statement on psychological considerations for injury risk reduction in competitive sport

Published: Autumn 2021

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES, Dr Andreas Ivarsson, Professor Urban Johnson, Dr Ulrika Tranaeus, Dr Denise Hill and Claire Louise DavidsonClick here to download the PDF.

The BASES Expert Statement on Eligibility for Sex Categories in Sport: DSD Athletes

Published: Summer 2021

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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Georgina Stebbings, Dr Adam Herbert, Dr Shane Heffernan, Prof Roger Pielke Jr. and Dr Alun Williams. 

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The BASES Expert Statement on Eligibility for Sex Categories in Sport: Trans Athletes

Published: Summer 2021

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Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Georgina Stebbings, Dr Adam Herbert, Dr Shane Heffernan, Prof Roger Pielke Jr., Prof Ross Tucker and Dr Alun Williams. 

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The BASES Expert Statement on Graduated Return to Play Following Covid-19 Infection

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Published: Spring 2021

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Anita Biswas, Dr Niall Elliott, Dr Rhodri Martin, Dr Neil Heron, Dan Grimstead, Joshua Wass and Dr Adam Grainger FBASES

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