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.


Erin McCleave - Physiologist -  Rowing Australia

Erin is a Physiologist at Rowing Australia, working primarily at the Women’s Hancock Prospecting National Training Centre in Penrith. Erin works closely with the coaching and support staff to provide hands on sport science direction and support.  This includes all aspects of training monitoring, implementation and analysis of sport science protocols, providing theoretical and practical solutions in the daily training environment. Previously she worked at the New South Wales Institute of Sport, providing lead physiology support in a number of programs, including rowing, swimming and sprint canoe.  Erin has a Master’s degree in exercise physiology and is in the process of completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney.  Research interests include environmental physiology, specifically the impact of heat and altitude training on endurance performance.

Amy Woods - Physiologist (NSWIS & Australian Sailing) - NSW Institute of Sport

Amy is an applied sports Physiologist with the NSW Institute of Sport, and has been embedded within the Australian Sailing Team since June 2018. Prior to this appointment, Amy worked across a number of different NSWIS sport programs including rowing, cycling, triathlon and canoe slalom, having completed her PhD with the Australian Institute of Sport, University of Canberra and Rowing Australia in February 2017. Amy’s research investigated the effects of intensified training on resting metabolic rate (RMR), body composition and performance in endurance athletes, and she continues to take a keen interest in these areas, as well as altitude training, heat training and exercise regulation. Amy is currently investigating heat training, cooling and recovery modalities for the Australian Sailing Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Joanne Hausler – Sports Scientist - Sydney Roosters NRL Club 

Currently the sports scientist at the Sydney Roosters NRL club, having started in 2016. The main responsibilities are around on-field training monitoring, prescription and athlete management. Also currently completely an embedded PhD focusing on the coaches' tactical prescription and strategies within team training.


Wednesday, 13 November 2019 
7:00am - 9:00am


Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel Sydney
27 O'Connell Street  
Sydney, NSW


ESSA Member        $10.00
Non Member    $20.00 


Each person attending must register separately. 
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