Department for Health

Steffi Colyer wins BASES student conference prize

Mon May 18 16:28:00 BST 2015

Research student Steffi Colyer has been awarded the Postgraduate Free Communication Presentation Award at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference.


Steffi Colyer

Steffi Colyer was recognised with the Postgraduate Free Communication Presentation Award.


Steffi received the award jointly with Katie Whytock from Liverpool John Moores University.

Steffi is conducting research to identify important aspects of skeleton start performance which can direct training and coaching practices, and potentially enhance performance.

Her presentation was entitled ‘Improving skeleton athlete monitoring and talent identification processes using a series of multivariate analyses’. This study aimed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the processes used to quantify athlete development.

She is supervised by sport and exercise science experts Dr Aki Salo, Dr James Bilzon and Dr Keith Stokes. Her research is being conducted in collaboration with British Skeleton and UK Sport

Speaking about the award, Steffi commented: "It’s great to receive this recognition for my work, especially considering the strength of the scientific programme at this year’s BASES student conference. This award has provided timely encouragement ahead of my upcoming viva."

Steffi's supervisor, Dr Aki Salo also commented: "Steffi has been an excellent student supporting the Skeleton coaches and athletes, while doing first class sport science research. It is pleasing to see this recognised with the BASES award."