Call to Action: Expressions of interest - BASES Conference Planning Group (x4)

19th July 2021

The BASES Annual Conference is our flagship event. The Conference Planning Group is responsible for the technical content and overall planning of the annual BASES Conference, including securing all speakers, so that we can deliver world-leading content across sport and exercise sciences within an outstanding conference.

Four members of the Conference Planning Group will be concluding their final tenure in November 2021. We would like to thank Prof John Saxton FBASES (Chair), Prof Craig Twist FBASES, Prof Lars McNaughton FBASES, and Dr Stuart Beattie FBASES for their hard work for BASES and for the successful Conferences delivered over their tenure.

We are now going to open advert to recruit four new members, who will join those Group members who have just completed their first term on the Group: Dr Ian Taylor, Prof Mike Duncan FBASES, and Assoc Prof Lance Doggart FBASES. The incoming appointments will start their first term in November 2021, planning for the BASES 2022 Conference.

If you are interested in applying for the roles, the terms of reference for the Group can be found here.

The appointment of the Group members will be via a formal, open and transparent recruitment process, with the aim of attracting the widest range of the most suitable candidates from the BASES community. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as part of our recruitment policies and therefore, we strongly support applications from BASES members from diverse backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, females, members of ethnically diverse communities, members with a disability, or members of LGBTQ+ community.

Interested candidates are to submit their expressions of interest for this vacancy by noon on Monday 30 August 2021. Please can you submit a one-page expression of interest to, marking the email as private. Within this expression of interest, please explain:
- why you are applying for this Group;
- what skills and expertise you will bring to the Group;
- what ideas you have about ensuring the BASES annual Conference remains cutting edge and meets the needs of our members.

The BASES Conference Planning Group and Executive Director will review all applications. The successful applicants will be announced in October 2021.

If any prospective applicant would like a confidential chat about the role, please contact Ian Wilson, BASES Executive Director ( 


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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