A SPORTING CHANCE: Building the Ultimate Athlete

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

Venture into the outer limits of human sporting achievement

In their ongoing quest for sporting greatness athletes are turning more than ever to science for solutions. Over recent decades, advances in bioengineering, physiology, psychology and genetics have lifted physical achievement towards extreme limits. But how far is too far for the body and the mind?

Our panel of experts will examine who the real winners are in the complex interplay between science and sport.

 

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Bridie O'Donnell

Moderator

Bridie O'Donnell

Bridie O’Donnell graduated as Valedictorian in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 1999. Moving to Melbourne in 2001, she worked in Intensive Care and as a surgical assistant for...

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David Bishop

Participant

David Bishop

David Bishop is Professor of Sport at Victoria University and has more than 25 years experience as a researcher and applied sport scientist working with elite athletes. He is the...

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Brendan Burkett

Participant

Brendan Burkett

Brendan Burkett OAM is interested in understanding human health and performance. He holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Engineering and a PhD in sport science, and is qualified as...

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Lynley Anderson

Participant

Lynley Anderson

Lynley Anderson is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of the Bioethics Centre at the University of Otago in New Zealand. In her role she teaches ethics and professional...

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Gene Moyle

Participant

Gene Moyle

Gene Moyle has worked across a dynamic mix of fields including the performing arts, elite sport and the corporate sector. After graduating from the Australian Ballet School, QUT Dance and...

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140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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