Middlesex University, the Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT
The Strength and Conditioning Student Conference (SCSC) is an annual event that was first held in 2010. Each year over 120 delegates attend to listen to four keynote lectures, delivered by strength and conditioning coaches and academics.
The conference has three aims:
Dr Phillip Bell – Principal Scientist at the GSK Human Performance Lab.
Accelerating Recovery – A Double Edged Sword
Dr Robin Thorpe – Performance Scientist/Conditioning Coach, Manchester United Football Club.
Managing training load and recovery through the monitoring and analysis of fatigue in the English Premier League
Professor Craig Twist – University of Chester, Professor of Applied Sports Physiology
Preparing rugby players to meet the physical challenges of competition: Are we getting it right?
Dr Steve Ingham – Scientist, author and team lead for Supporting Champions
How to support a champion
The conference is priced at £40 per delegate and includes drinks, snacks and a hot lunch.
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For further information on the conference, please contact Anthony Turner.
Registration with tea and biscuits: 0930 – 1000
Opening address: 1000-1010 – Format of the day
Speaker one: 1010-1120 – Dr Phillip Bell
Title: Accelerating Recovery – A Double Edged Sword
Tea and biscuits: 1120-1150
Speaker two: 1150-1300 – Dr Robin Thorpe
Title: Managing training load and recovery through the monitoring and analysis of fatigue in the English Premier League
Lunch and poster presentations: 1300 - 1400
Speaker three: 1400 – 1510 – Professor Craig Twist
Title: Preparing rugby players to meet the physical challenges of competition: Are we getting it right?
Tea and biscuits: 1510-1540
Speaker four: 1540 – 1650 – Dr Steve Ingham
Title: How to support a champion
Conference close: 1650-1700
Dr Phill Bell is a Principal Scientist at the GSK Human Performance Lab where he combines elite athlete scientific support with applied exercise physiology research. In respect of scientific support, Phill has worked with athletes in a wide range of sports including several Olympians and World Champions. With regards to research, Phill has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles with particular expertise in modalities to accelerate recovery from strenuous exercise. Prior to joining the GSK Human Performance Lab, Phill spent time as a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Nottingham Trent University. He completed his PhD at Northumbria University in Exercise Physiology in 2015, focusing on a nutritional supplement for accelerating recovery from
Dr Robin Thorpe is a Performance Scientist and Conditioning Coach at Manchester United Football Club. Over the last 8-years Robin has worked with the first team delivering performance and S&C support to players whilst overseeing and managing fatigue, recovery and regeneration practices throughout the Club. Robin completed an applied PhD (Liverpool John Moores University) investigating methods of fatigue and performance monitoring alongside his practical role at the Club, which has led to a number of original articles published in peer reviewed journals. Much of his work centers around a model of monitoring the player response to stress in order to maximize availability, training load prescription and recovery and reduce injury and illness risk.
Craig Twist is a Professor of Applied Sports Physiology at the University of Chester where his work is focused on the applied physiology of rugby. Having published over 70 research papers, reviews and book chapters, his primary interests have centred on understanding and measuring the movement characteristics and player responses to training and match play in rugby. He is co-editor of the Routledge text The Science of Rugby and section editor for the International Rugby Science Network. Craig is also a BASES Accredited Sports and Exercise Scientist and works with the Rugby Football League, Super League Clubs and the England Touch Association in various research and applied roles.
Dr Steve Ingham is one of world’s leading applied sport scientists. A physiologist by trade he has track record of providing scientific support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have gone on to achieve World or Olympic medal success. Ingham has coached athletics to World and Olympic levels. Ingham was the Sports Science Manager at the British Olympic Association and the Head of Physiology for the English Institute of Sport, where he is currently the Director of Science and Technical Development. Ingham holds a BSc from the University of Brighton and a PhD from the University of Surrey, and is a fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Steve has published a bestselling book, ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete', addresses the need for scientists and coaches to learn and adapt. We are pleased to be able to offer delegates a chance to buy Steve's outstanding book on the day of the conference with an exclusive 5% discount for those in attendance.