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Young Athlete Podcast

Mar 9, 2020

Stephen P. Bird, PhD is Director of Strength and Conditioning (Postgraduate Coursework) at the University of Wollongong.


Dr Bird served as Director of Strength and Conditioning at the Western Region Academy of Sport coordinating youth athlete development and transition. As a performance science consultant Dr Bird has worked for numerous sporting bodies, including the Indonesian Olympic Committee (2008 Beijing Olympics; 2016 Rio Olympics), Scotland Rugby League (RLWC 2017), Poland Rugby League (ERLWC 2018), Basketball Scotland (Commonwealth Games 2018).


He is currently the Performance Consultant for Coaching and Athlete Development at Basketball NSW. Dr Bird’s current research examines the application of strength and conditioning methods, recovery and performance science on health and athletic performance.