Clear biological differences exist between women and men. However, sports science research to understand a women’s physiology throughout different life stages (puberty, reproductive years, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause) is lacking. This shortage of knowledge on female physiology, in addition to effectively adapting experimental methods to incorporate female-specific considerations, has resulted in an abundance of low-quality research in this cohort. And, as the sport participation rates of women and girls are growing exponentially, high-quality research in this cohort is even more important.

This workshop will provide some of the recent advancements in female athlete research, as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities for conducting research in physically active women, including discussions on the appropriate research methods for the cohort in question. In a second step participants will work in small groups to discuss different research proposals, which will be presented back to the group.

Please register for this Masterclass at ECSS Glasgow 2024 via the ECSS Congress App. Further information will be announced in good time before the congress to all registered participants. 

Date: Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Session Room: Boisdale 1

Dr. Rebecca Randell
Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Associate Principal Scientist
Leicester, United Kingdom
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