Sports Medicine Australia is excited to introduce Prof. John Hawley  as one of the Keynote Speakers for the 2022 SMA Conference, taking place from November 16-19 at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Gold Coast.

Prof. Hawley is currently the Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research and Head of the Exercise and Nutrition Research Program at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia.

With a scientific background across Exercise and Nutrition, Prof. Hawley will be sharing his expertise in ‘High intensity exercise training: Can you get too much of a good thing?’ at the face-to-face Conference this year. He will also speak about ‘Circadian Biology: A time to eat and a time to exercise’ at one of the scientific sessions.

Prof. Hawley obtained his bachelor’s degree from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, his master’s degree from Ball State University, USA, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa. He has published over 300 scientific manuscripts, written over 100 articles for technical journals, and authored two books and numerous book chapters for exercise biochemistry and sports medicine texts. He has 25,000 career citations and an ‘H’ index of 79. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of many international journals and is a peer reviewer for leading journals in his field, as well as National Grant agencies from Australia, New Zealand, France, the UK, the USA, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.

The current focus of the studies undertaken in his laboratory are the interaction of exercise and diet on skeletal muscle metabolism, the cellular bases underpinning training adaptation, and how exercise-diet interventions can improve metabolic health outcomes in individuals with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other lifestyle-induced disease states.

A former competitive athlete, John is a lifetime exerciser and trains daily to keep his maximal oxygen uptake close to his age. John is a frequently invited speaker at both National and International scientific meetings.

We can’t wait to welcome Prof. Hawley at the Conference this November.

Register soon to avail early bird pricing and book discounted accommodation.
Early Bird registrations close 31 July 2022! Click HERE to register.

For further information regarding the conference, or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].