• Location: Online - via Zoom

Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to provide the opportunity for SMA Student and Recent Graduate members to present their research as part of the series – Next Gen in Sports Research. This event will give student researchers the opportunity to present their work to the wider Sports Medicine Australia community and showcase up and coming research. 

Our confirmed speakers for this event are:

  • Tess Rolley – who will be speaking about the biomechanical comparison of anticipated and unanticipated side-step cutting in AFLW players
  • Naomi Ferstera – who will present the legacy effect of high-intensity exercise on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

This event is free for SMA Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

This event will be held from 1:30-2:30pm AEST via Zoom.
Please ensure you check the time zone. Upon booking a calendar link will be available to save to your time zone. 



Tess recently completed her Honours thesis (Characterising ACL injury situations in the AFLW) in the area of injury prevention. Recognising the significant consequences of ACL injuries and concussion has grabbed her attention and her future PhD study will focus on this research space specifically investigating these injuries in AFLW players.

Following her Honours year she was offered the position of lead sport scientist at the Victorian Institute of Sport. She is responsible for all aspects of sport science in the rowing department and works collaboratively with athletes, coaches and other staff members to support the VIS athletes both in their sporting performances and lifestyle.