YIA 2008 Estoril Poster

1st winner - poster presentation

MRC Epidemiology Unit Cambridge, GBR
Validity of heart rate and accelerometry to assess physical activity energy expenditure with and without individual calibration in free-living adolescents

Personal details: Born on 10th July 1982 in GBR.

Academic vita: Masters degree in Biological Anthropological Science, University of Cambridge, GBR. 2008: PhD from the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the University of Cambridge, GBR.

Employment: Post doctoral researcher at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, GBR.

Reseach interest: Physical activity promotion in young people.

2nd winner - poster presentation

University of Birmingham, GBR
Goal striving and affective outcomes in sport: An experimental investigation of athletes’ responses to success and failure.

Personal details: Born on 10th August 1981 in London, GBR.

Academic vita: 2002: BSc (Hons) in Sport Sciences and Physiology the University of Leeds (Leeds, GBR). 2005: MSc (Dist.) in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Loughborough (Loughborough, GBR). 2005-present: PhD in Sport Psychology at the University of Birmingham, (Birmingham, GBR).

Employment: Current PhD student at the University of Birmingham. Thesis due for submission: September 2008.

Reseach interest: Goal striving and motivation in competitive sport settings. The coach-athlete relationship and its impacts upon motivation and well-being. Coping strategies and their links to motivation and persistence.

4th winner - poster presentation

University of Brussels, BEK
Alterations in neural activation and contractile kinetics reduce muscle performance during fast contractions in elderly adults

Personal details: Born on 30th August 1978 in Warsaw, POL.

Academic vita: 2001: Masters degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Brussels, BEL. 2007: PhD degree obtained at the Institute of Motor Sciences, University of Brussels, BEL.

Employment: Research Associate and Professor Assistant at the Institute of Motor Sciences at the University of Brussels, BEL.

Reseach interest: Neurophysiology of movement, Biomechanics.

3rd winner - poster presentation

German Sport University, GER
Plasticity of single human skeletal muscle fibres

Personal details: Born on 30th January 1979 in Altenkirchen, GER.

Academic vita: 04/2003-03/2007: Academic diploma in Sport Science; Major: Training and Performance (German Sport University Cologne, Germany). 04/2007-ongoing: Research towards a PhD at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, GER.

Employment: Research Associate at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, GER.

Reseach interest: Adaptation of skeletal muscle in response to metabolic and mechanical stimuli.

Equal 5th winner - poster presentation

Liverpool John Moores University, GBR
Shift-workers physical activity: a mixed method approach

Personal details: Born on 10th December 1981 in London, GBR.

Academic vita: 2001: BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science (2003) obtained from Liverpool John Moores University and PGCE (2004) Bolton Institute.

Employment: BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science (2003) obtained from Liverpool John Moores University and PGCE (20Post Graduate Researcher within the Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University04) Bolton Institute.

Reseach interest: Shift-work and physical activity.