Women in Sports Science & Sports Medicine Breakfast Series

In 2018, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) held its first “Women in Sports Science & Sports Medicine Breakfast Series”. This hugely successful national event saw women from a range of sports science and sports medicine backgrounds come together to network and discuss life as a woman in the sports industry.

In 2019, we will once again be hosting the Women in Sports Science & Sports Medicine Breakfast Series which will see a range of panellists sharing insights into their professional career and thoughts about the future of our industry.

These events will include a Q&A with the panel speakers in an informal breakfast session.


Kellie Pritchard-Peschek PhD - Head of Performance Support - Harper Performance CIC

Kellie has worked in the international high-performance sports sector for 13 years as a performance practitioner and leader, supporting Olympic programs in Australia and Switzerland. Her experience spans the government, private business, start-up, and most recently, social enterprise sectors. Kellie’s interests lie in developing high-performance systems for athletes and organizations, that enable success through a focus on sustainability in health and performance practices. 

Most recently, putting her cross-cultural skills and knowledge in practice, Kellie has taken on projects in the international development space, working with NGO’s in sub-Saharan Africa to democratise the provision of performance support to underserved athlete communities, enabling them to achieve their sporting goals. Moving forward, and in addition to these projects, Kellie will work with her team to develop and empower a local workforce of East African performance support practitioners to drive the industry forward, and lead the next wave of change in elite sport.

Dr Emma Beckman - Teaching and Research Academic - University of Queensland

Dr Emma Beckman is a Teaching and Research academic at the University of Queensland. Emma is passionate about engaging in research to improve the lives of people with disabilities through sport. Following a master’s degree in Adapted physical activity, Emma completed her PhD in strength assessment for classification in Para Sport. She is currently a co-investigator in the UQ IPC Classification Research Partnership, and an internationally accredited classifier in Para Athletics. In addition to classification research, Emma is currently undertaking projects related to longitudinal performance monitoring, impact of sport on function in people with high support needs and strength and conditioning more broadly. 

Georgia Ridler - High Performance Consultant /Executive Coach/Sport Psychologist - Australian Olympic Team HQ Psychologist 2020

Georgia Ridler is a High-Performance Consultant with over 15 years experience supporting high performers in sport, business and academia to realise their potential and perform at their peak. She has worked with Executive Teams, Olympic Gold Medalists, Academics, Medical Teams and High Performance Leaders, to assist them in knowing their strengths, understanding their stress signature, shaping their narrative and performing under pressure. 

With a passion for igniting women’s potential, Georgia coaches her clients towards the three core pillars of Courage, Confidence and Conviction. Her successful style incorporates her expertise in career coaching, performance psychology, neuroscience, personal empowerment, and self-leadership. Georgia will walk with you to expose your inner brilliance and evoke your performance potential.


Eliza Freney - Sports Performance Dietitian - Cricket Australia

Eliza is an Advanced Sports Dietitian currently works for Cricket Australia across both Male and Female senior teams and through the pathway of male and female Australian Cricket.  Having completed further studies with the IOC and experience working across several elite sports, Eliza has an interesting collection of exposure and experience in high performance teams and environments. Professional interests include gut health, female athletes and adolescent athletes. She is also currently studying her MBA and hopes to one day combine her interests in innovation, strategy and leadership into her work as a sports dietitian. 



Tuesday, 12 November 2019
7:00am - 9:00am


Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek Street
Brisbane  QLD


ESSA Member        $10.00
Non Member    $20.00 


Online registration is now closed.
If you wish to join the Breakfast, please meet us at the venue no later than 6.50am for the registration process prior to the start of the Breakfast. 
Novotel Brisbane 200 Creek Street Brisbane, QLD 4000

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