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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 does sport and exercise impact our mental health?
We all know that exercise is good for the body and mind, but how can exercise help people who are trying to improve their mental health? UNSW Scientia Fellow Dr Simon Rosenbaum will discuss what the latest science is telling us about the impact of physical activity on people living with a mental illness, and how exercise might fit with existing treatments for those living with PTSD and other conditions.

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 the 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 flow from these events. Adrian leads a diverse research program, including chronic disease prevention, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, nutrition, and obesity prevention.

How can we efficiently fuel our bodies during physical activity?
Whether you like long walks on the beach, a run around the bay or multiple sprints up and down a hill, you will predominantly burn a mix of fats, carbohydrates and other fuels to meet the energy demand. But the proportion of each fuel used can be very different, and this has led many to develop theories on feeding strategies that may manipulate fuel use for either weight maintenance or sport performance. Metabolic biochemist Dr Kieron Rooney from the University of Sydney will present some of the understanding we have on fuel selection during sports, how our bodies switch (or not) between them during different types of activity, and how this has informed some dietary theories for enhancing fuel utilisation.
 

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 28 years as the Head of Sports Nutrition atthe Australian Institute of Sport. Louise has written a number of books on sports nutrition, as well as over 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is also Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University.

This is a Sydney Science festival event, part of National Science Week, generously supported by the University of Sydney.

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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 does sport and exercise impact our mental health?
We all know that exercise is good for the body and mind, but how can exercise help people who are trying to improve their mental health? UNSW Scientia Fellow Dr Simon Rosenbaum will discuss what the latest science is telling us about the impact of physical activity on people living with a mental illness, and how exercise might fit with existing treatments for those living with PTSD and other conditions.

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 the 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 flow from these events. Adrian leads a diverse research program, including chronic disease prevention, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, nutrition, and obesity prevention.

How can we efficiently fuel our bodies during physical activity?
Whether you like long walks on the beach, a run around the bay or multiple sprints up and down a hill, you will predominantly burn a mix of fats, carbohydrates and other fuels to meet the energy demand. But the proportion of each fuel used can be very different, and this has led many to develop theories on feeding strategies that may manipulate fuel use for either weight maintenance or sport performance. Metabolic biochemist Dr Kieron Rooney from the University of Sydney will present some of the understanding we have on fuel selection during sports, how our bodies switch (or not) between them during different types of activity, and how this has informed some dietary theories for enhancing fuel utilisation.
 

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 28 years as the Head of Sports Nutrition atthe Australian Institute of Sport. Louise has written a number of books on sports nutrition, as well as over 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is also Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University.

This is a Sydney Science festival event, part of National Science Week, generously supported by the University of Sydney.

Charles Perkins Centre,John Hopkins Drive New South Wales

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