Dr Aki Salo awarded BASES Fellowship
24 July 2012
Dr Aki Salo from the Sport, Health and Exercise Science group at the Department for Health has been awarded British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Fellowship (FBASES). BASES Fellowship is awarded as recognition of esteemed professional achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community.
Aki says that he feels privileged and honoured that BASES has awarded this accolade to him especially when the criteria for the Fellowships emphasise long term sustainable effort to be an active member of scientific community, educate next generations of sport and exercise scientists and publish work both nationally and internationally. Aki is the first member of Sport, Health and Exercise Science staff to obtain this achievement. He has been a BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist since 1997 and is currently one of only two persons in the country to hold both research and scientific service accreditations in the area of sport biomechanics.
Dr James Bilzon, Head of Department for Health commented “this Fellowship award is deserved recognition of Aki’s contribution and expertise in the field of sports biomechanics. Such indicators of esteem reflect well on individual members of staff as well as the Department and wider University.”
This award was announced at the BASES Annual General Meeting on 21 July 2012. Unfortunately Aki could not be present to receive the award in person, as he was travelling to Olympic preparation camp to Portugal with British Athletics teamat the same time.