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Vicky Tolfrey

(L-R) Professor Vicky Tolfrey with Kylie Grimes, Paralympic Gold medallist, Tokyo 2020, GB Wheelchair Rugby. Image provided by David Pond.

Loughborough Professor awarded for services to Para sport

Loughborough University researcher Professor Vicky Tolfrey has been recognised for contributions in science in Para sports by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

Prof Tolfrey becomes the eighth recipient of the award and the first to be recognised for work in Para sport.

As part of the award, Prof Tolfrey will deliver a keynote talk at CSEP’s virtual conference (October 13-16) titled ‘Putting Para athletes on the Podium: The Physiologists Contribution’.

The Annual Health and Fitness Professionals Lecture recognises the research and other contributions of Gord Sleivert to the area of Applied Sport Research and/or Sport Nutrition.

Audience members for the event will include exercise physiologists, sport scientists, athletic trainers, and kinesiologists.

“To follow in the footsteps of great applied sport researchers such as Professor Louise Burke (OAM), Dr Trent Stellingwerff and others is a true honour for me,” explained Prof Tolfey.

“I know that the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) has forged links with CSEP and as a Fellow of BASES being invited to share my work within Para Sport will help facilitate this partnership.”

More information about CESPs and registration for its online conference can be found HERE.

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