A few weeks ago I was interviewed for the Physiological Society (http://www.physoc.org/) Physiology News. Here are some of the questions I was asked;
Which sports do your team focus on and
What was the Institute of Sport set up to
How has sports science or exercise
physiology research, and how you apply it, changed over the
How has the focus changed from understanding
the basics of athletes’ bodies to application of that research knowledge?
You say you are now ‘embedded’ within sports
– do athletes welcome the possibility you offer them in improving their
How do you develop your ideas? Do you cherry
pick published research to see how it may work for elite athletes?
Has funding increased to reflected the
increased dependence in sports science and what it can offer?
Do you think London hosting the games has
inspired more to take up exercise physiology? Do you think this might change after the
What discovery has changed sporting
performance the most?
Is scientific intervention spoiling the
concept that sporting achievement is based on natural ability?
My answers are on page 33;
PS. Kevin Fong's feature and Prof Brian Whipp's obituary is a hell of a
sandwich to be in!