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EIS weekly roundup: News, courses and appearances by staff

By Lucy Lomax | 01/02/2019

The past two weeks have seen another busy period for EIS practitioners and staff. Here’s a roundup of some of the news, course attendances and appearances.

This week Head of Psychology Kate Hays was rewarded for her contributions to the field of sport and exercise psychology, receiving an Applied Practice Award from the British Psychological Society.

On Tuesday 29th January, EIS Head of Performance Nutrition Mike Naylor was a speaker at UK Anti-Doping’s Clean Sport at the Front Line event at Loughborough University, sharing his specialist insight and highlighting the importance of focussing on a food-first approach. Read more about the event here.

Earlier this month, EIS Physiologist Rich Burden and Nutrition Scientist Nathan Lewis were published in the Physiological Society Journal, presenting their thoughts on biomarkers in elite sport and what the future might hold.

On Thursday this week, the EIS Performance Pathways team held a Talent Development Environments Symposium, with keynote speakers Associate Professor Kristoffer Henriksen from University of Southern Denmark and Kirsty Mehta the Deputy Head of Brit School. This was attended by a large number of Pathway Managers and coaches.

Last weekend saw eight EIS practitioners attend the Paralympic module of the Elite Sport Physiotherapy Accreditation (ESPA) in Sheffield. ESPA is a unique, practical based course accredited by the University of Salford. It was created and is delivered by EIS experts.

The weekend focused on the development of knowledge, skills and contextual performance problem solving specific to para sport to support the practitioners in their delivery to sports on a day to day basis.


The EIS was featured as Comic Relief announced on Wednesday (30 January) the nine celebrities taking part in a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise fund for Red Nose Day.

Some of the group made use of the EIS Environmental Chamber at Bisham Abbey to help them get used to the altitude they’ll experience on the trip and clips were shown on social media and the One Show on BBC TV.