Sports Science Advisory Group (SSAG)

SSAG currently provides ESSA with greater input from industry experts. Since its conception, the SSAG have worked on a range of projects that aim to assist our Accredited High Performance Managers and Accredited Sports Scientists.



SSAG Members

Dr. Nicola Bullock ASpS2

Performance Scientist, Paddle Australia

Mr. Brendan Fahrner ASpS2

Sports Science Manager, Richmond Football Club

Assoc. Prof. Justin Keogh ASpS2

Associate Professor, Bond University

Dr. Blake McLean ASpS2, AHPM

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Assoc. Prof. Clare Minahan AES, ASpS2

Associate Professor, Griffith University

Dr. Lachlan Mitchell ASpS2

Performance Scientist, Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)

Mr. Michael Stierli ASpS2, AHPM

Athletic Performance Manager, NSW Rugby League - Referees

Ms. Alison Alcock, ASpS, AHPM

Equestrian Australia

Mr. Alistair Murphy, AHPM

Performance Science Manager, Tennis Australia

Dr. Lyndell Bruce, AES, ASpS

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University and Sports Scientist, Boroondara Express Netball


For more information about SSAG, please contact the ESSA Policy and Advocacy Advisor on [email protected].