The Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes sports scientist Professor David Bishop

As part of the Motion Theme, the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) welcomes Professor David Bishop to Loughborough University as part of a Cycling Science Symposium on Thursday 28 March.

The event – which will be held in the James France Building - will be a cycling performance conference aimed at scientists, practitioners, coaches and athletes of all abilities.

Professor David Bishop is a Research Leader at the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University in Australia and will be speaking about ‘Polarised training and adaptation: the volume/ intensity conundrum’.

Professor Bishop has worked as an applied sports scientist at the Western Australian Institute for Sport and also as a sport-science consultant for the Freemantle Football Club.

His areas of expertise include the effects of training on mitochondria and optimising team sport performance and training.

Other presenters and talks at the symposium include:

  • Peter Keen CBE - Guest contributor and Director of Sport Advancement at Loughborough University
  • Dr Richard Ferguson - Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University -Finding your training zones?
  • Dr Ian Taylor - Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University - Motivation, effort and self-control during cycling endurance performance
  • Dr Dave Nichols - Cycling Programme Manager, Loughborough Sport - Performance science in pro cycling; tales from the coal-face

The Cycling Science Symposium is open to all staff and students and is free to attend. Those who are interested in attending can find more and book online here.

The IAS Motion theme explores different concepts of motion in collaboration with high-profile international academics, extending beyond individual movement to encompassing forms of transportation, assisted living, personal comfort, life course changes, performance and precision engineering.

Professor Chris Harwood, co-lead of the IAS Motion theme, said: “The Athlete in Motion is one of our five sub-themes this year, and we are privileged to have Professor Bishop here to share his research expertise and applied insights across a range of hot topics in sport science.”

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) aims to promote an outstanding, interdisciplinary research environment at Loughborough University by supporting collaborations with leading international scholars from other institutions.

It brings high profile leading researchers to the campus to collaborate with University staff and host formal and informal events, such as public lectures, academic conferences and postgraduate workshops.