Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to announced Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis as one of our Keynote Speakers for this year’s 2021 Conference.

Professor Stamatakis is a Professor of Physical Activity and Population Health at Charles Perkins Centre and the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. He is currently a NHMRC Leadership Level 2 Fellow and the Physical Activity and Exercise Theme Leader at Charles Perkins Centre. Emmanuel received his PhD from the University of Bristol in 2003 and did a post-doctoral in epidemiology at University College London.

He leads a program of cohort studies and consortia on the health effects of physical activity and other lifestyle behaviours on cardiometabolic disease and mortality. Professor Stamatakis has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, including several papers in leading journals such as BMJ, JAMA Inter Med, J am Coll Cardiol, and PNAS;  and in 2019 and 2020 Emmanuel was named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list.

His work has been used in over 80 public health guidelines and scientific statements in the last 10 years. Professor Stamatakis co-chaired the 2020 WHO physical activity and sedentary behaviour Guidelines Development Group and led the development of the adult physical activity recommendations. He served as one of the four Editors of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (until 2020) and as the Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine (2019-20). His recent work has been broadly featured in lay media including over 10,000 online feature articles in online media outlets. Professor Stamatakis has supervised over 20 research students to completion and is renowned in his field.