In the Australian Government document released in 2010, Australian Sport – The Pathway to Success it is stated, ‘Innovation, research, science and technology will continue to be drivers of Australian sporting excellence in the coming decades’. There is an acknowledgement globally that the definition of ‘sport science’ has changed from being a discrete set of disciplines associated with athlete preparation, to any science that can be applied to a sporting context.
As head of Innovation, Research and Development at AIS, the emphasis on ‘improved performance’ is the key driver for Joseph when it comes to the coordination of research and development at the AIS.
The relationship forged between athlete, coach and the scientific team provides information that drives the research directions. The daily training environment becomes a ‘working laboratory’ where ideas for improvement can be scientifically tested and new training methods can be validated against performance measures.
At the ACS Seminars, Joe will be providing insight into the many opportunities for careers in sport and why it’s an exciting but challenging world ahead in sports science and medicine.
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