Women in Sport Symposium


Bryannah Downward

Bryannah Downward

Bryannah is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and the Melbourne Coordinator for the Women’s Health Collective.

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Esme Soan

Esme Soan is an accredited exercise physiologist specialising in women's health

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Shan Morrison

Shan Morrison

Shan Morrison is one of Australia’s leading specialist pelvic floor physiotherapists

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Wendy Braybon

Wendy has had an extensive career in sports physiotherapy and is an established Specialist Sports Physiotherapist.

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Gen McGlashan

Gen McGlashan is a Specialist Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Co-Director of Fitwise Physiotherapy.

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Jacqui Louder

Jacqui Louder has been a practicing psychologist for sixteen years, specialising in eating disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, athletic transitions (retirement, entry into elite sport, etc), motor sport, critical incident management, performing arts and children’s sport.

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Liv Gluchowska

Livia Gluchowska is a BJJ black belt, 3-time BJJ World Champion, 2-time Asian Champion, 11-time Pan-Pacific Champion, 3-time Australian Champion and Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Winner. She is also a physiotherapist and has worked for the Australian Institute of Sport.

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Melissa Barbieri

Melissa Barbieri is world-class soccer player and former captain of the Matildas. Barbieri is currently playing for Melbourne City FC.

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Associate Professor Adam Bryant

Associate Professor Adam Bryant is a biomechanist based in the Center for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at The University of Melbourne.

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Dr Andrew Garnham

Dr Garnham is the Medical Director of Alphington Sports Medicine. He is also a senior lecturer in Sports Medicine at Deakin University.

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Professor Kay Crossley

Professor Kay Crossley is the Director of the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

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Mick Hughes

Mick is a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist who practices at the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre.

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Dr Diedre McGhee

Dr Deirdre McGhee is researcher from Breast Research Australia (University of Wollongong) an APA Sports Physiotherapist, Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and a Senior lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong.

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Natalie Kyan

Natalie is a consultant psychologist specialising in sports and performance

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Ben King

Ben King is a strength and conditioning coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport.

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Peta Searle

Peta is an Australian Rules football coach and Head of Women’s Football Pathway at the St Kilda Saints.

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Dr Kathryn Ackerman (USA)

Kathryn is the Medical Director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

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Laura Moretti

Laura Moretti (USA)

Laura is the dietitian for the Division of Sports Medicine and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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For all general enquiries please contact:

Sports Medicine Australia
375 Albert Road
Albert Park  VIC  3206

Ph: 03 9674 8702
Fax: 03 9674 8799
Email: smanat@sma.org.au

Experts from a range of disciplines will present varying perspectives on the
challenges faced by the female athlete and clinician in sport. Gain confidence
in being able to manage the common problems that affect these athletes and a
better understanding of what it is like to be a female athlete.