The science of sports performance and injury prevention

Dr James Bilzon will be discussing sports science research in a free public lecture at the University on Wednesday 22 February.

With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games almost upon us, Dr James Bilzon will be giving a talk on sports science research at the University of Bath. The lecture will focus on the use of physiological and biomechanical measurements to inform physical training regimes and athlete preparation, helping individuals to perform to the very best of their ability whilst avoiding musculoskeletal injury.

Dr James Bilzon joined the Department for Health at the University of Bath in May 2008 following a 13 year career as an Exercise Physiologist in various Ministry of Defence (MOD) departments, including the Institute of Naval Medicine and the Headquarters Army Recruiting and Training Division (ARTD).  For the last 4 years of his MOD career he was the Senior Scientific Adviser to the ARTD.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Human and Applied Physiology and Head of the University’s Department for Health.

The lecture is part of the University’s General University Lecture Programme (GULP). Others in the series include:

29 February- Professor Ronald Hutton looks at the way in which historians can study the famine and disease suffered during the Tudor and Stuart period and their effects, and how they were perceived and experienced by people at the time.

7 March- University of Bath librarian Howard Nicholson considers how publicly funded libraries are adapting to changing needs and, where supported, are finding new ways to engage their communities.

14 March- Urban Peregrines - Bath’s very own Speed Hunters! Ed Drewitt, learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project will reveal a different side to Peregrines- not only as majestic, aerial hunters but as opportunistic falcons living often nomadic lives.

21 March- Protecting Architectural World Heritage from Seismic Hazard- Some of the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering and recent research developments in the field of earthquake protection will be illustrated by way of examples of retrofit of heritage structures in Europe and Latin America.

The lecture is taking place in Lecture Theatre 8West 1.1 and starts at 5.15pm. Free parking is available in the West Car Park after 5pm.

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