A-STEM holds its inaugural Postgraduate Conference

Swansea University's Research Centre in Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) held the first of its Postgraduate Conferences on Wednesday 26th March 2014.

The day included a full programme of postgraduate speakers from the A-STEM research centre and was divided into two sessions based around A-STEM’s two primary research groups:

  • Elite Sports Performance
  • Exercise, Medicine and Health

Following the opening welcome from the A-STEM Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Stephen Mellalieu, a wide range of topics were presented including:

  • The Power Load Relationship in Elite Swimmers
  • Impact of Key GPS Variables on Recovery Patterns in Professional Soccer Players
  • Non-Invasive Monitoring of Cardiac Function Decline Accompanying Chemotherapy
  • Exercise Training for Renal Replacement Recipients

Prizes were awarded for the best presentation for each research group. MSc by Research student Francesca Hayward (Supervisor: Dr Camilla Knight) won the Elite High Performance Sport Group presentation entitled, ‘A Longitudinal Examination of Stressors, Appraisals and Coping in Youth Swimming’.

In the Exercise, Medicine and Health Group, PhD student Daniel Turner (Supervisor: Dr Richard Bracken) won the best presentation award for his work titled, ‘Impact of Single and Multiple Sets of Resistance Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes’.

The session concluded with closing remarks from the Director of A-STEM, Professor Gareth Stratton. 

For further information about A-STEM visit: www.swansea.ac.uk/sports-science/research 

For more details on postgraduate study in A-STEM visit: www.swansea.ac.uk/sports-science/postgraduate-courses 

Fran Hayward

Fran Hayward

Dan Turner

Dan Turner

Claire Williams

Claire Williams

Will Sparkes

Will Sparkes

Paul Sellers

Paul Sellers

Matt Edwards

Matt Edwards