Occupational Performance - NEW Special Interest Group

25th March 2022

Occupational Performance - NEW Special Interest Group (OPSIG)

The BASES OPSIG aims to promote evidence-based practice amongst those undertaking research and/or scientific support with occupational groups in physically demanding job roles. This includes but is not limited to military, security, fire, rescue and first responders. It draws on a number of specialist areas including: physiology, strength and conditioning, physical training, psychology, biomechanics, injury and rehabilitation. The OPSIG will achieve its objectives by facilitating the distribution of knowledge and continued professional development of scientists working with these populations. In addition to benefiting the scientific community, the OPSIG will seek opportunities to support exploiters of this capability (e.g. end users). It will explore interventions for performance optimisation and enhancement, will inform policy decisions and research strategies and enable occupational groups to benefit from cutting edge science and technology as soon as it emerges.


  • To cohere the community working with occupational groups. 
  • To promote evidence-based practice. 
  • To facilitate international collaborations to enhance research excellence and the exchange of best practice. 
  • To provide opportunities for mentorship, training and development of those at all stages of their career as well as opportunities for scientists who are new to the field to engage with leaders in the field. 
  • To ensure that those working with occupational groups can realise the benefits of BASES.

Steering Group Committee

Nicky Armstrong (Convenor)

Mitch Lomax, Alun Williams, Sam Blacker, Mac Mckie, Peter Ladlow and Josh Osofa

BASES members can opt in to communications from this Special Interest Group via their Member Profile (in the Members' Area) to receive updates and information on how to get more involved. Or alternatively email officemanager@bases.org.uk to be added to the group.


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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