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The Australian Academy of Science 'The Science of Sport' National Speaker Series

Does the Soccer World Cup or the Olympic Games get people off the couch?

How can we efficiently fuel our bodies during physical activity?

How do you motivate the physically inactive to get moving?

Join us to explore these questions and more at ‘The Science of Sport’, the first event in the Australian Academy of Science’s National Speaker Series for 2018.

Hear from four outstanding speakers at our Sydney event as they discuss how sport and science intersect. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask your own questions directly to each speaker.

Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Time: 5.30pm-6.00pm Drinks and Canapés, 6.00pm-7.30pm Talk and Q&A
Location: Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, John Hopkins Drive, Camperdown NSW
Cost: Free!

About the Speakers

MC: Sophie Scott
Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author Sophie Scott is on a mission
to educate and inspire people to enhance their health and happiness. Having written two critically acclaimed books, and receiving numerous awards including the Australian Museum Eureka prize for medical journalism, Sophie is a highly respected and sought after
health presenter. Currently the national medical reporter for the ABC, Sophie’s stories appear regularly on ABC news, 7:30, ABC Radio and ABC Online.

How do you motivate the physically inactive to get moving?
Keynote speaker and Strategic Policy Lead at Sport NZ, Kay Thomson, knows what it takes to tackle inactivity on a national scale. Kay played a key role in the development of the United Kingdom’s guidelines on how much physical activity people should be doing. Kay also oversaw a £23M national investment in getting the nation’s inactive citizens moving for Sport England. With Australia’s most recent National Health Surveyfinding nearly one in three Australians are insufficiently active, Kay will discuss the lessons learnt from the UK experience and how public participation in sport can make a difference to a nation’s health.

How can we efficiently fuel our bodies during physical activity?
Metabolic biochemist Dr Kieron Rooney from the University of Sydney will discuss how we fuel different types of exercise and some diet strategies that have been proposed to enhance performance through adaptive fuel selection. For the past 10 years Kieron’s research has included both human and small animal studies investigating the role of diet and physical activity in energy homeostasis, and how these relate to health conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Does the Soccer World Cup or the Olympic Games get people off the couch?
For public health researcher Professor Adrian Bauman from the University of Sydney, physical inactivity is the most inexcusable affliction of the modern world. But can mass events like the Olympics or Soccer World Cup get people off the couch? Adrian will explore the connection between elite events and community participation in sport and physical activity, as well as other positive outcomes that might “trickle down” from these events. Adrian leads a diverse research program including chronic disease prevention, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, nutrition, and obesity prevention.

What can athletes and consumers learn from each other when it comes to caffeine consumption?
Dr Louise Burke
 will discuss the pros and cons of using caffeine, including habitual daily caffeine intake, to boost sports performance. Louise has 35 years of experience as a sports dietitian, including the last 27 years as the Head of Sports Nutrition at the AIS. Louise has also written a number of textbooks and lay books on sports nutrition, as well as nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Louise is also Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Australian Catholic University.

This is a Sydney Science festival event, part of National Science Week.

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au
02 6201 9453

5:30 PM August 15, 2018

The Science of Sport—Sydney

The Australian Academy of Science 'The Science of Sport' National Speaker Series

Does the Soccer World Cup or the Olympic Games get people off the couch?

How can we efficiently fuel our bodies during physical activity?

How do you motivate the physically inactive to get moving?

Join us to explore these questions and more at ‘The Science of Sport’, the first event in the Australian Academy of Science’s National Speaker Series for 2018.

Hear from four outstanding speakers at our Sydney event as they discuss how sport and science intersect. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask your own questions directly to each speaker.

Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Time: 5.30pm-6.00pm Drinks and Canapés, 6.00pm-7.30pm Talk and Q&A
Location: Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, John Hopkins Drive, Camperdown NSW
Cost: Free!

About the Speakers

MC: Sophie Scott
Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author Sophie Scott is on a mission
to educate and inspire people to enhance their health and happiness. Having written two critically acclaimed books, and receiving numerous awards including the Australian Museum Eureka prize for medical journalism, Sophie is a highly respected and sought after
health presenter. Currently the national medical reporter for the ABC, Sophie’s stories appear regularly on ABC news, 7:30, ABC Radio and ABC Online.

How do you motivate the physically inactive to get moving?
Keynote speaker and Strategic Policy Lead at Sport NZ, Kay Thomson, knows what it takes to tackle inactivity on a national scale. Kay played a key role in the development of the United Kingdom’s guidelines on how much physical activity people should be doing. Kay also oversaw a £23M national investment in getting the nation’s inactive citizens moving for Sport England. With Australia’s most recent National Health Surveyfinding nearly one in three Australians are insufficiently active, Kay will discuss the lessons learnt from the UK experience and how public participation in sport can make a difference to a nation’s health.

How can we efficiently fuel our bodies during physical activity?
Metabolic biochemist Dr Kieron Rooney from the University of Sydney will discuss how we fuel different types of exercise and some diet strategies that have been proposed to enhance performance through adaptive fuel selection. For the past 10 years Kieron’s research has included both human and small animal studies investigating the role of diet and physical activity in energy homeostasis, and how these relate to health conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Does the Soccer World Cup or the Olympic Games get people off the couch?
For public health researcher Professor Adrian Bauman from the University of Sydney, physical inactivity is the most inexcusable affliction of the modern world. But can mass events like the Olympics or Soccer World Cup get people off the couch? Adrian will explore the connection between elite events and community participation in sport and physical activity, as well as other positive outcomes that might “trickle down” from these events. Adrian leads a diverse research program including chronic disease prevention, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, nutrition, and obesity prevention.

What can athletes and consumers learn from each other when it comes to caffeine consumption?
Dr Louise Burke
 will discuss the pros and cons of using caffeine, including habitual daily caffeine intake, to boost sports performance. Louise has 35 years of experience as a sports dietitian, including the last 27 years as the Head of Sports Nutrition at the AIS. Louise has also written a number of textbooks and lay books on sports nutrition, as well as nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Louise is also Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Australian Catholic University.

This is a Sydney Science festival event, part of National Science Week.

Charles Perkins Centre,John Hopkins Drive New South Wales

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