Book your place at Loughborough University’s first Inaugural Lecture series

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Loughborough University welcomes everyone to attend these engaging public events delivered by its professors on campus.

On 21 February 2024, Steph Forrester, a Professor of Sports Engineering and Biomechanics from the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, will participate in the series covering ‘How can engineering enhance the player's experience on artificial turf?’

Professor Forrester will explore how engineering has enhanced player experience on artificial turf. She will discuss the evolution of pitch design, the role of the governing body’s regulations, and the importance of player experience in this process.

Also taking place on the 21 February, Professor Mark King from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences will discuss ‘Elite Sport Performance – How Important is technique?’

Mark’s lecture will explore optimum sport performance. Drawing on examples from a variety of sports – including cricket fast bowling and the badminton jump smash – he will outline how we can increase our understanding of the critical factors linked to performance improvement or injury risk.

All lectures begin at 5pm and take place in EHB110b, Edward Herbert Building, with registration from 4.30pm. The Professors will be available for questions and further discussion at a drinks reception after the lectures.

To view the full lecture series and to book your place at an event, visit the Inaugural Lectures webpage.