BASES Committees and Advisory Groups

BASES operates a number of committees which help to manage the operations of the Association. Committees are made up of BASES members. Appointments to positions on the committees take place every year, with decisions announced at the BASES Annual Conference in November. board_meeting3

If you are interested in joining a BASES committee, more information about the roles and responsibilities of each committee can be found in the  Terms of Reference  document. 

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Members of a BASES Committee or Task Group receive 5 CPD credits per year.

The Board

The Board is responsible for the management of the Association's business in line with its Strategy, Articles of Association and legal requirements.

Name Position
Prof Richard Tong FBASES Chair 

Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES

Chair Elect
Ian Wilson

BASES Executive Director

Dr Andrew Mitchell Chair of Division of Biomechanics & 
Motor Behaviour

Prof David Broom FBASES Chair of Division of Physical Activity for Health
Dr Mike Price FBASES Chair of Division of Physiology and Nutrition

Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES

Chair of Division of Psychology


Dr Ibrahim Akubat FBASES Chair of Division of Sport and Performance
Susan Went Non-Exec Director
Gregory Koral Non-Exec Director

James Tugwell

Non-Exec Director
Vinny Leach  Non-Exec Director

Division Committee - Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour

To provide a forum for sport and exercise scientists, devoted to furthering the development of biomechanics and motor behaviour within sport and exercise science.

Name Position
Dr Andrew Mitchell Chair of Division of Biomechanics & 

Motor Behaviour


Dr Athanassios Bissas Deputy Chair
Rachel Mason CPD Representative
Dr Theodoros Bampouras Membership Representative
Francesca Collings Student Representative (PG
Syeda Shayma Ahmed Student Representative (UG)

Division Committee - Physical Activity for Health

To provide a forum for sport and exercise scientists, devoted to furthering the understanding of the benefits of physical activity for health and helping people to move more.

Name Position
Prof David Broom FBASES Chair of Division of Physical Activity for Health
Dr Lindsay Bottoms FBASES Deputy Chair
Dr Miranda Armstrong CPD Representative
Dr Daniel Bailey Membership Representative
Jordan Bell Student Representative (PG)
Mastveer Ghatahora

Student Representative (UG)


Division Committee - Physiology and Nutrition

To provide a forum for sport and exercise scientists, devoted to furthering the development of the physiological and nutrition processes underpinning sport and exercise science.

Name Position
Dr Mike Price FBASES Chair of Division of Physiology and Nutrition
Dr Mark Faghy Deputy Chair
Dr Alan Ruddock FBASES CPD Representative
Dr Pradeep Chahar  Membership Representative
Greg Townson Student Representative (PG)
Annabelle Davis Student Representative (UG)

Division Committee – Psychology

To provide a forum for sport and exercise scientists, devoted to furthering the development of psychology within sport and exercise science.

Name Position
Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES Chair of Division of Psychology 
Dr Denise Hill FBASES Deputy Chair
Assoc Prof Dr Mustafa Sarkar CPD Representative
Sam Kirk  Membership Representative
Richard Simpson Co-opted
Callum O'Malley Student Representative (PG)
                                                                                     
TBC Student Prepresentative (UG)

Division Committee - Sport and Performance

To provide a forum for sport and exercise scientists, devoted to furthering the development of sport and exercise science

Name Position
Dr Ibrahim Akubat FBASES Chair of Division of Sport and Performance
Joshua Wass Deputy Chair
Dr Ross Cloak CPD Representative
Dr James Malone Membership Representative
Hayley Noblett Student Representative (PG)
TBC Student Representative (UG)
Laura Needham Co-opted Member
Dr Adam Grainger FBASES Co-opted Member

Human Resources, Remuneration and Appointments Committee

Responsible for recommending to the Board: Appointments to the BASES Divisions, Remuneration of BASES paid staff and Financial policies.

Name Position
Prof Richard Tong FBASES Chair of the Board and Committee Chair
Susan Went Non-Executive Director
Greg Koral

Non-Executive Director

TBC Division Chair
Dr Ibrahim Akubat

Division Chair



Finance & Risk Committee

To advise the Board on any action required to maintain the financial health of the Association; the adequacy and effectiveness of processes for overseeing risk management, control, and related governance; the development and review of financial policies; and non-financial risk matters such as reputational exposures.

Name Position
Greg Koral Board Member & Committee Chair
James Tugwell  Board Member
Ian Wilson

Board Member

TBC Chair of the Commercial Advisory Group
Dr Lee Taylor Chair of the Awards Advisory Group

Governance Committee

To advise the Board on any action required to maintain the effective governance of the Association in line with statutory requirements.

Name Position
Susan Went Board Member & Committe Chair
Dr Ibrahim Akubat FBASES Board Member
Dr Kotryna Fraser Chair of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group

Learning and Development Committee

To develop, monitor, and promote excellence in lifelong learning processes and strategies for practising sport and exercise scientists.

Name Position
Dr Andrew Mitchell Board Member & Committee Chair
Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES Board Member
Prof Jon Saxton FBASES Chair of the BASES Conference Planning Group
TBC Chair of the CPD Advisory Group
TBC Chair of the BASES Expert Statement Advisory Group
Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES Editor of The Sport and Exercise Scientist Editorial Advisory Group

Professional Standards Committee

To provide the strategic overview for professional standards matters relating to sport and exercise sciences.

Name Position
Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES Board Member & Committee Chair
Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES Board Member

Dr Emma Kavanagh

Chair of the Integrity Advisory Group
Dr Sarah Gilchrist FBASES Chair of the Accreditation Advisory Group
Prof Richard Thelwell FBASES Chair of the Sport & Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route Advisory Group
Dr Lisa Board FBASES Chair of the HE Endorsement Scheme Advisory Group
TBC  Chair of the Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Group

Stakeholder Committee

To ensure that the quality of the Association’s membership is maintained; To be responsible for the development of the Association’s membership at large; To collect, analyse and monitor member data; and To monitor and advise that an appropriate strategy is in place to manage the overall relationship between BASES and its key stakeholders.

Name Position
James Tugwell Board Member & Committee Chair
Prof David Broom FBASES

Board Member


Ian Wilson

Board Member


Dr Daniel Bailey Divisional Membership Representative
Francesca Collings Chair of the Student Advisory Group
Assoc Prof Lance Doggart FBASES Chair of the Heads of Department Advisory Group

Public and External Affairs Advisory Panel

To ensure the Board can respond to consultations through a unified voice when informing Government and other agencies.

Name Position
Dr Andy Smith MBE FBASES Member and Chair
Prof David Broom FBASES Member
Dr Rita de Oliveira Member
Prof John Dickinson FBASES Member
Dr Mark Faghy Member
Prof Charlie Foster OBE Member
Dr Matthew Green Member
Dr Neil Maxwell FBASES Member
Dr Mark Ross Member
Dr Lauren Struszczak Member
BASES Operational Team Administrative Support

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group

Responsible for the development and implementation of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, ensuring that there is an integrated, proactive approach to equity, diversity and inclusion that is informed by sector best practice.

Name Position
Dr Kotryna Fraser  Member and Chair
Dr Izzy Moore Member
Dr John Fernandes Member
Dr Richard Buscombe Member
Dr Sharon Dixon Member
Dr Tori Sprung Member
Savannah Sturridge Student Representative
Lucinda Abell Student Representative
Ian Wilson Executive Director (ex-offcio)
Vinny Leach Board Diversity Champion

Integrity Advisory Group

Responsible for advising the Board on matters relating to Safeguarding, Welfare, Duty of Care, Ethics, Clean Sport, Whistleblowing and SEPAR candidate pre-application stage checks.

Name Position
Dr Emma Kavanagh Member and Chair
Dr Neil Chester Member
James Platt Member
Jack Sharkey Member
Dr Andy Miles FBASES Member
Dr Emily Ryall Member
Prof Sue Backhouse FBASES Member
Ian Wilson

Executive Director (ex-offcio)



Accreditation Advisory Group

Responsible for all aspects of the Accreditation and Supervised Experience (SE) scheme including quality assurance, marketing, and communications, and reviewing.

Name                         Position
Dr Sarah Gilchrist FBASES                    Chair & Physiology Representative (Performance)                                                                                                             
Chris Barnes FBASES

Physiology Representative (Performance) 

Prof John Saxton FBASES

Physiology Representative (Physical Activity & Clinical)

Dr Paul Jones Biomechanics Representative (Physiology)
Dr Mary Margaret Meade Psychology Representative
Dr Ian Sadler Pedagogy Representative
Dr Gary Brickley High Performance Sport Representative
Dr Tom Clifford Nutrition Representative
Dr Matthew Wright S&C Representative
Sue Watson BASES Professional Development & Partnerships Manager (ex-officio)
Jane Gillott Professional Standards Administrator (Admin Support)

Sport & Exercise Psychology Accreditation Committee (SEPARC)

Responsible for all aspects of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) including quality assurance, marketing, and communications, assessing, alignment to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training, and Standards of Proficiency.

Name Position
Prof Richard Thelwell FBASES SEPARC Chair
Prof Zoe Knowles FBASES SEPAR Co-Lead (ex-officio)
Prof Chris Harwood FBASES Reviewer Representative
Chris Marshall Reviewer Representative
Dr Claire Rossato Candidate Representative
Dr Misia Gervis Supervisor Representative
Dr Paula Watson Supervisor Representative
Karl Steptoe End-User Representative
Kate Hays End-User Representative
Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES Chair of Psychology (ex-officio)
Assoc Prof Dr Mustafa Sarkar Div of Psychology CPD Representative (ex-officio)
Dr Mark Uphill External Examiner (ex-officio)
Rebecca Levett  External Examiner (ex-officio)
Sue Watson BASES Professional Development and Partnerships Manager (ex-officio)
Jane Gillott BASES Professional Standards Administrator (ex-officio)

Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) Criminal Convictions and Applications Review Panel (CCARP)

Responsible for all aspects of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) including quality assurance, marketing, and communications, assessing, alignment to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training, and Standards of Proficiency.

Name Position
TBC                                                          Integrity Advisory Group Chair and Chair of the Panel                           
Prof Richard Thelwell FBASES   SEPAR Advisory Group Chair
Dr Adam Gledhill FBASES Psychology Division Chair
Ian Wilson Executive Director
Vinny Leach Independent Non-Executive Director

HE Endorsement Scheme Advisory Group

Responsible for all aspects of the BASES Undergraduate and Postgraduate Endorsement Schemes, including quality assurance, marketing, and communications, and reviewing.

NamePosition
Dr Lisa Board FBASESChair and Reviewer                                                                                                                                          
Dr Helen MatthewsReviewer
Dr Ian SadlerReviewer
Dr Adam Gledhill FBASESReviewer
Dr Kelly MarrinReviewer
Dr Matthew TimmisReviewer
Dr Denise Hill FBASESCo-opted member
Jane BairstowBASES Senior Admin Officer (Admin)

Laboratory Endorsement Advisory Group

Responsible for all aspects of the BASES Laboratory Accreditation scheme, including quality assurance and reviewing.

NamePosition (Chair to be appointed)
Prof Glyn Howatson FBASESReviewer
Dr Charles Pedlar FBASESReviewer
Prof Andy Jones FBASESReviewer
Dr Jamie PringleReviewer
Dr Rhys Thatcher FBASESReviewer
Dr Sarah GilchristReviewer
Dr David GreenReviewer
Jane BairstowBASES Senior Admin Officer                                                                                                                                       

Student Advisory Group

To support the Board in their responsibilities for the quality of the BASES student experience; and to provide a regular opportunity for student members to raise issues of concern or importance as they relate to the BASES experience.

NamePosition (Chair to be appointed)                                                                                      
Francesca CollingsBiomechanics and Motor Behaviour Postgraduate Representative
Syeda Shayma AhmedBiomechanics and Motor Behaviour Undergraduate Representative
Jordan BellPhysical Activity for Health Postgraduate Representative
Mastveer GhatahoraPhysical Activity for Health Undergraduate Representative
Greg TownsonPhysiology and Nutrition Postgraduate Representative
Annabelle DavisPhysiology and Nutrition Undergraduate Representative
Callum O'MalleyPsychology Postgraduate Representative
Hayley NoblettSport and Performance Postgraduate Representative
Emma ForsythBASES MarComms Manager (ex-officio)

Head of Department Advisory Group

Responsible for the technical content and planning of the annual Heads of Department event.

NamePosition                                                                                                                                                      
Assoc Prof Lance Doggart FBASESMember and Chair
Dr Kiara Lewis FBASESMember
Jocelyn TantawyMember
Dr Martyn MorrisMember
Dr Joanne Hudson FBASESMember
Angus BoyleBASES Administrator

The Sport and Exercise Science Editorial Group

To shape the coverage and content of each issue of The Sport and Exercise Scientist, and provide guidance on how The Sport and Exercise Scientist can best serve readers’ interests and contribute to CPD.

NamePosition
Dr Adam GledhillEditor
Gavin ThomasBook and Resource Review Editor
Dr Paul GorczynskiPsychology
Dr Claire RossatoPsychology
Dr Neil Clarke FBASESPhysiology
Prof Craig SaleNutrition
Dr Lynne BoddyPhysical Activity for Health
Dr Kiara Lewis FBASESPhysical Activity for Health/Psychology
Dr Robert McCunnSport and Performance Columnist
Dr Shaun MclarenSport and Performance
Dr Mayur RanchordasNutrition
Dr Theodoros M. BampourasBiomechanics                                                                                                                               

BASES Conference Planning Group

Responsible for the technical content and planning of the annual BASES Conference.

NamePosition 
Prof John Saxton FBASESMember and Chair
Dr Ian TaylorMember and Deputy Chair
Prof Craig Twist FBASESMember
Prof Lars McNaughton FBASESMember
Dr Stuart Beattie FBASESMember
Prof Mike Duncan FBASESMember
Dr Lance DoggartMember                                                                                                                                            
Ian WilsonExecutive Director (ex-officio)  

CPD Advisory Group

To promote and facilitate good practice in all aspects of education, training, and professional development for BASES members; and to provide a Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter workshop and webinar programme.

NamePosition 
Dr Ross CloakMember - Sport and Performance                                                                               
Dr Miranda ArmstrongMember - Physical Activity for Health
Dr Alan RuddockMember - Physiology and Nutrition
Rachel MasonMember - Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour
Assoc Prof Dr Mustafa SarkarMember - Psychology
Dr Andy Miles FBASES Co-opted
Sue Watson Professional Development and Partnerships Manager (ex-officio)
Angus BoyleBASES Administrator


Expert Statement Advisory Group

Responsible for reviewing all Expert Statements and Position Stands which are submitted to BASES.

NamePosition (Chair to be appointed)
Prof Lindsay Bottoms FBASESMember
Dr Tracey DevonportMember
Prof Bill BaltzopoulosMember
Dr Valerie GladwellMember
Prof Craig Twist FBASESMember                                                                                                                                      

Awards Advisory Group

To advise on, or determine, such awards, grants, and honours as are referred, or delegated, to it by the BASES Board.

NamePosition
Dr Lee TaylorMember and Chair
Prof Lars McNaughton FBASESMember
Dr Mark Goss-SampsonMember
Dr Andy GalbraithMember
Prof Alan BarkerMember
Prof Andy Lane FBASESMember
Dr Anastasiya KhomutovaMember
Jane BairstowBASES Senior Admin Officer                                                                                                                                               
Dr Oliver RunswickMember

BASES Climate Change Action Team 

NamePosition                          
Dr Andy Smith MBE FBASESMember and Chair         
Dr Susie CrawfordMember                                                                                                                                                                    
Annabelle DavisMember
Romain DenisMember
Louise EllisMember
Dr Andrew Garrett Member
Dr Lee GravesMember
Dr Stephen MearsMember
Dr Ash WillmottMember
Dr Julia Zakrzewski-FruerMember

BASES Outreach Project Team 

NamePosition                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Prof John Dickinson            Member and Chair           
Mastveer GhatahoraMember
Dr Sarah Gilchrist FBASES                  Member
Dr James JohnstoneMember
Prof Zoe Knowles FBASESMember
George MitchellMember
Dr Sarah PowellMember
Dr Andy SparksMember
BASES Operations TeamAdministrative Support                   
About BASES

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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