• Location: Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre (MSAC) - Champions Room, 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park 3206

When it comes to athlete recovery, there is often a focus on the latest gadgets, cutting edge techniques and supplements.

But what really works?

At this event, our expert speakers will get back to basics and discuss the core pillars of maximising athlete recovery: diet, sleep and training loads.

Learn how to apply these core recovery principles relating to sleep, diet and monitoring workloads to help your athletes recover swiftly and perform at their peak.

This event is designed to be interactive and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share anecdotes.

Registration is essential

SMA Members: $10

Non Members: $20

7.30pm – 8.00pmDietStephanie Gaskell
8.00pm – 8.30pmSleepShona Halson
8.30pm – 9.00pmPeriodisation/Training LoadsDavid Beakley


Stephanie Gaskell is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian (Advanced), Sports Dietetic Researcher and member of the Monash Nutrition & Exercise Clinic team.

Steph completed her Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics at Flinders University in South Australia, and has over a decade of experience working with athletes from recreational to Olympians. She has worked in private practice, professional teams and at the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). Steph has recently come on board at Monash University where she is combining her consulting in the clinic with research into gastrointestinal issues in endurance athletes.

In addition, Steph is a director of Nutrition Strategies a private practice dietetic consulting business in Adelaide and Melbourne. She has contributed to a number of clinical texts for sports nutrition with her special interest in gastrointestinal nutrition and sports.

Shona Halson is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University. Prior to this, she was a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 15 years. She has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has been involved in conducting research into the areas of recovery, fatigue, sleep and travel. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Shona was selected as the Director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has authored several book chapters on sleep, fatigue and recovery.

David is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist who has been working exclusively in elite level cricket for the past 11 years.  He is the current Australian Men’s Cricket Team Physiotherapist and has extensive knowledge in the monitoring and interpretation of cricket fast bowler workloads, particularly as they apply to the prevention and management of bone stress injuries in the lumbar spine.