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Abertay academic becomes Director of UK’s professional body for sport and exercise sciences

13 June 2014

Adam Hawkey - Lecturer in Biomechanics here at Abertay - has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chair of the Division of Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour within the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK and, as a result of his new appointment, Adam is also now a member of its Board of Directors.

An expert in biomechanics, Adam's research interests lie in investigating how whole body vibration (WBV) training can be used to improve health and performance, and finding ways to improve prosthetic technology for amputees.

He has worked with Premier League and Championship football clubs, British Judo and British Gymnastics, and consulted with athletes as a biomechanics expert during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He has also worked on projects at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, investigating bone and muscle loss during spaceflight.

In his new role at BASES, Adam will be working to establish a new Strategic Plan for the organisation; developing opportunities for research and teaching collaboration; and enhancing the professional outreach of the association.

Congratulating Adam on his appointment, Andrea Cameron - Head of the School of Social and Health Sciences - said:

"Adam's appointment to this position is excellent news. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK, and to be able to have Abertay represented on the board and to be able to influence future developments and policy statements is an excellent achievement for both Adam and the university."


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