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Festive Lecture 2017

Over 300 year 10 students from schools across the North East and members of VOICE attended the annual flagship, Faculty of Medical Sciences Festive Lecture  -  "The science of sport: optimising performance across the life course", delivered this year by Professor Emma Stevenson, hosted at the International Centre for Life.  The event was also live streamed to 13 locations across the UK via the VOICE digital platform.  

Professor Emma Stevenson and her team, along with Dr Paul Catterson, club doctor at Newcastle United  demonstrated how elite athletes and clubs use sport science to optimise their performance, minimise risk from injury and facilitate recovery.   The interactive lecture showcased the world-class science ongoing in sport and exercise science at Newcastle University, and inspired students and members of the public.

Quote from Professor Emma Stevenson - "It was an honour to be asked to deliver this years FMS Festive Lecture. The Sport and Exercise Science team were extremely pleased that so many young people attended and we hope that some will be inspired to study the discipline at Newcastle in the coming years". 

Quote from a member of the public: "The lecture was fascinating - it is was so interesting to have data presented from elite athletes and to understand more about Newcastle's investment in Sport Science".

Watch the full lecture here:


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