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Performance Support

Professional Networks Team

Connecting and strengthening sports science and sports medicine professional networks in the high performance sports system

The Professional Networks team works across the Australian high performance (HP) sport system to create a united, collaborative network of world-class Performance Support practitioners and teams across the HP system and enhance Performance Support's contribution to podium success.

Key strategic areas of focus are:


Build a united and collaborative HP Performance Support System


Develop high performing people who contribute to podium success


Promote continual improvement, new ways of working and supporting resources

The team also drives initiatives that have a basis in Sports Science and Sports Medicine, such as the Female Performance & Health Initiative and the Disordered Eating project, among others.

National Network Leads

Biomechanics Elissa Phillips
Performance Nutrition Gary Slater
Sports Medicine Dr David Hughes
Performance Psychology Jonah Oliver
Physical Therapies Jen Cooke
Physiology Rod Siegel
Strength & Conditioning Pete Culhane
Wellbeing & Engagement Bianca Fermi
Skill Acquisition Mark Upton
Performance Analysis Alison Alcock

Initiative Leads

Female Performance and Health Initiative Rachel Harris
Disordered Eating Nikki Jeacocke
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