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Health

Carol Maher

Carol Maher is a Research Professor in the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at UniSA.

She's passionate about understanding how children's and adults' daily activity patterns (e.g. physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviours, like watching television) impact their health. In particular, her work explores how technologies such as wearables, online social networking, smartphone apps, gamification and artificial intelligence can support people to make better lifestyle choices, in an engaging, convenient way. She's interested in developing system-level approaches that improve people's activity patterns and health, and which can be delivered at scale, to positively impact Australians in the general community and in healthcare settings. 

Her work is currently supported by an MRFF Investigator Grant (2021-2025), and she's a CI on 2 current NHMRC Project Grants, 1 NHMRC Ideas grants, and 1 NHMRC Partnership Grant. In total, she's received $12.6M in research funding and was named as a Clarivate Highly Cited Research in 2020 (a distinction awarded to 1 in 1000 researchers). She is a Section Editor for BMC Public Health, and former Chair of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity's e- & mHealth Special Interest Group.

Zan Gao

Dr. Zan Gao is a faculty at the School of Kinesiology in University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, specializing in physical activity and health. Dr. Gao’s research has primarily focused on promoting health through population-based physical activity interventions with emerging technologies such as active video games, virtual reality and health wearables. In the past decade, Dr. Gao has given 246 presentations at various international and national conferences. He has also published 3 books, 28 book chapters and 140 research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as British Journal of Sports Medicine and Obesity Review. Dr. Gao has been the recipient of several prestigious international and national awards and principal investigator of National Institute of Health research grants and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. He also serves as a reviewer for numerous journals, and is currently the Editorial Board Member of Games for Health, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, BioMed Research International and Journal of Clinical Medicine, and Associate Editor for Journal of Health and Sports Science and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports. He is the Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine, and the Fellow of SHAPE America! Research Council.  

Joseph Wang

Joseph Wang is a Distinguished Professor, SAIC Endowed Professor and former Chair of Nanogineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA. After holding a Regents Professor and Manasse Chair positions at NMSU he moved to ASU where he served as the Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosnesors (Biodesign Institute). He joined the UCSD NanoEngineering Dept. in 2008. Wang is also a Honorary Professor from 10 different universities and the recipient of 2 National American Chemical Society Awards for Electrochemistry and Instrumentation, the ECS Sensor Achievement Award, and Life Time Achievement Awards from the European Society of Electrochemistry. Wang is a Fellow of the RSC, ECS and AIMBE. He also served as the Chief Editor of the Wiley journal Electroanalysis and on the editorial board of 15 other journals.

 The research interests of Dr. Wang include the development of wearable sensor systems, microrobots and nanomachines, bioelectronics and biosensors, and flexible materials. He has authored over 1150 research papers, 10 books, 40 patents, and 35 chapters (H Index 178). He was ranked as the most cited electrochemist in the world in 1995, the ‘Most Cited Researcher in Engineering’ during 1995- 2005.


Pending

Education

Ash Casey

Dr Ash Casey is Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy and the Programme Leader for PE Teacher Education at Loughborough University, UK and Series Editor of the Routledge Focus on Sport Pedagogy. His research focuses on Models-Based Practice, teacher learning/research and the use of new technologies in learning. He is also an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (Routledge) and is the author, co-author or editor of five Routledge books and publishes regularly in leading education research journals. Ash is furthermore active on social media where he writes, blogs and podcasts about research in physical education.

Oleguer Camerino y Marta Castañer.

Oleguer es doctor en Filosofía y C.C. de la Educación por la Universidad de Barcelona (1995). Mi doble formación como Licenciado en Educación Física y en C.C de la Educación, me ha permitido profundizar en la investigación en el ámbito de las Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte en el Laboratorio de Observación de la Motricidad (LOM) del INEFC-Centro de Lleida (http://lom.observesport.com/). En este espacio de investigación hemos trabajado en el ámbito de las conductas pedagógicas de la actividad física y el deporte asesorando a otros grupos de investigación y Universidades. Miembro del “Grupo de Investigación en Innovación de Diseños” (GRID) de la Universidad de Barcelona. Colabora el Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de la Universidad de Lleida (IRB-Lleida) (http://www.irblleida.org/es/) y en diferentes proyectos de investigación. En los últimos años ha publicado (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oleguer_Camerino) artículos científicos en revistas internacionales sobre la observación de la motricidad y el deporte.

Marta es doctora en Filosofía y C.C. de la Educación por la Universidad de Barcelona (1992). Como Licenciada en Educación Física y en C.C de la Educación he profundizado en la investigación en el ámbito de las Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte en el Laboratorio de Observación de la Motricidad (LOM) del INEFC-Centro de Lleida (http://lom.observesport.com/). En este espacio de investigación hemos trabajado en el ámbito de las conductas pedagógicas de la actividad física y el deporte asesorando a otros grupos de investigación y Universidades. Miembro del “Grupo de Investigación en Innovación de Diseños” (GRID) de la Universidad de Barcelona. Colabora el Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de la Universidad de Lleida (IRB-Lleida) (http://www.irblleida.org/es/) y en diferentes proyectos de investigación. En los últimos años ha publicado (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marta_Castañer) artículos científicos en revistas internacionales sobre la observación de la motricidad y el deporte.



Sport Management

Christoph Breuer

Christoph Breuer is a full professor of sport management at the German Sport University Cologne (GSU). From 2006 to 2011, he was simultaneously a research professor at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has been Vice President of GSU since 2014. 

Claudio Echevarría

Physical Education and Sports Teacher & Diploma in Business Admistration. With a strong experience in the Sport Management field. Almost 20 years in Club Deportivo Universidad Católica of Chile, one of the largest and important sports institution of Chile, during this period held positions like Sports Manager and Commercial & Marketing Director. Also, he has had the chance to develop several projects to the Government of Chile and National Sport Federations in the sport management field. In terms of personal skills, he get a strong interpersonal skills and leadership, focused in team work management, with strong focus in gold achievement.

Kristof De Mey

Kristof De Mey, PhD in sports physical therapy, is working as a Sports Technology, Innovation and Business Developer at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is managing a consortium of experts called Victoris. He’s lecturing a Sports Technology and Innovation course at the same university.

Kristof also manages an initiative called SportUp, functioning as the Flemish/Belgian sport startup acceleration program.

With a special focus on societal impact, he co-founded the non-profit organization Sportamundi.

Lastly, with the objective to better connect the best sports, tech and business scientists with each other, and with research-driven industry representatives, he launched the Sports Tech Research Network.

Joaquín Martínez

Joaquin has +15-year of track record in sport management learning from successes and also from failures, strategically focused on commercial maximization, business development and planning for football clubs, large sport events, sport governing bodies and sport agencies. MLB, NBA, FIFA World Cup, IOC, CFG, LaLiga, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are some of the clients he worked for with his team. Joaquin’s motto has always been “from the idea to the execution, less paper and more hands on the ground” so lets increase revenues through innovation, data, a good team and planning in areas such as venues, sponsorship, media, ticketing, F&B and merchandising.

Joaquin is currently developing a PhD thesis in sport management. He fluently speaks Spanish, French, Italian and English.

High performance in Sport

Martin Bucheit

Martin Buchheit, PhD have a MD in physical fitness and another one in statistics. Currently he is Head of Performance Research at, Kitman Labs and Former Head of Performance in Paris Saint Germain. He have been working at the Aspire Academy, Qatar. Moreover MArtin is CEO of HIIT Science and Co-editor Sport Performance and Science Research.

Javier Sola

Javi is an eminent academic and CEO of the Training4ll company. He is currently head of performance of the Massi Tactic UCI Women Team. Working as a coach of more than 25 professional athletes, some of them Olympians, contributing to their success in World Championships, World Cups and various UCI events.



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