Previously held the position of Professor and Director of School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.
PhD Sport Science Graduate in Exercise and Ageing from ‘The University of Western Australia’.
Represents the Sports Science community as President Elect of the European College of Sport Sciences.
Has successfully supervised 50 PhD candidates and accrued over £8m in competitive and industry related research income and published over 170 research papers.
Over 30 years experience managing and providing sport science leadership and support to elite athletes ranging from developmental levels to Olympic gold medalists.
Holds a PhD from The University of South Australia, and has published over 60 research papers.
Has won numerous research grants and service awards over the years including; an Australia Day Achievement Award for services to sport and sport science and the South Australian National Football League’s Service to Coaches and Education Award.
Over 15 years experience working with high performance sport, international sporting events and competing internationally for Australia.
Joined ASPIRE in 2007 in the Talent Identification Department after previously being identified through the Australian Rowing Talent Identification program.
Has worked on a number on large international sporting events/projects such as the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the Doha Asian Games and the Aspire Football Dreams Project.
Holds a Bachelor of International Business from the University of South Australia and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Majoring in Sports Management, from Southern Cross University in Sydney, Australia.
Led the Sport Science activities for the preparation of Team GB at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympics.
Has been an advisor to various companies (e.g. Nike, Polar Electro, and Technogym), government agencies (e.g. the European Space Agency) and professional sport organizations and national governing bodies in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK) before arriving in Qatar.
In 2011 he was awarded the honour of “Cavaliere dello sport pontino” by the Italian Olympic Committee for his services to international sports.
Holds a B.Sc. from ISEF in Italy, a M.Sc. from the US Sports Academy in the USA and a PhD from Semmelweis University in Hungary and has published over 60 peer reviewed papers