Injury prevention and post-injury nutrition

Wednesday 8th May 13:50 - 14:30

Injury can be common place amongst athletes, as such great care will be taken to avoid injury – and should injury occur, opportunities to return to sport quickly will be maximised. What is the role of nutrition in injury prevention, and how can nutrition contribute to recovery? This session covers prevention and recovery, how to balance the needs of the individual and the injury, and how nutrition can help athletes be less prone to injury in the future. The speakers will examine the latest research and in practice examples.

Dr Glenys Jones, Communications Manager & Project Research Lead at Association for Nutrition

Wellbeing and Performance - day 1 - Injury prevention and post-injury nutrition

Glenys is a Registered Nutritionist with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition, an MSc in Sports & Exercise Science (Physiology) and a PhD in Nutrition, Health & Performance.

Glenys has worked as a Nutritionist specialising in nutrition and health communications at the Medical Research Council's Human Nutrition Research unit in Cambridge, where she was responsible for public engagement, knowledge transfer activities and also undertook a substantial amount of work with the media, covering online, print and broadcast activities, as well as in policy development and public health. Glenys' work within the NHS, research, at the MRC and in a freelance capacity has cemented her strong passion for nutrition communications and education. She is also actively involved with the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) who aim to improve health through improved nutrition education for all healthcare professionals and is a strong advocate for the responsible reporting of science in the media.

Glenys joined the AfN team in January 2015 and has responsibility for AfN communications. As a Registered Nutritionist herself, she is extremely passionate about the professionalism of the nutrition field, and strives to increase wider awareness of Registrants extremely high standards of knowledge, understanding and competence in the field of nutrition science. Glenys was also the Research and Engagement Lead on the project AfN undertook, supported by Public Health England, to develop nutrition competencies at L1-4 for those in fitness, leisure and catering.

Injury prevention

Chris Cashin at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Injury recovery

Dr Ali Hill at Solent University

Title to be confirmed

Sally Gunnell OBE, Olympic and World Champion