Prof John Saxton FBASES (Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee)
"I am delighted to welcome you to BASES Conference 2019.
We aim to provide 2 days of world-leading content across sport and exercise sciences. Whether you wish to present your own research or listen to others, I hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding event."
Early bird delegate prices
Available until Friday 13 September 2019
Vicky is the Director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport which is based at Loughborough University.
Following completion of her PhD entitled 'Pushing economy and wheelchair propulsion technique of wheelchair racers', Vicky went on to work with the Great Britain Men's wheelchair basketball team for four years (1998-2002) and then embarked on academic career at the Manchester Metropolitan University (2002-2007) before moving to Loughborough University in 2007.
Vicky is a BASES Accredited practitioner and has provided applied sport science support to Paralympic athletes since 1994, attending the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and London 2012 Paralympic Games. She led the applied sport science project for the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Association over-seeing the delivery of a programme of applied support leading to Rio 2016 and also worked with the GB paratriathlon squad.
Vicky is now still working with these two sports leading into the Tokyo 2020 Cycle. Vicky served as a member of the International Paralympic Committee Sport Science and Medicine Group 2005-2010. In 2017, Vicky received the prestigious IPC Paralympic Scientific Award and was named one of Loughborough Universities Inspirational Women in Sport. Vicky is editor of one of the few scientific international handbooks on sport physiology and biomechanics in adapted sports ‘Wheelchair Sport’ published by Human Kinetics.
Vicky was awarded a BASES Fellowship in 2011 for her work in Disability Sport and mentorship of others in this area.