Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer

geoffreydyson.jpgAccording to John Disley, one of Geoffrey Dyson's favorite pupils, "He devoted his life to making coaching a science and to exposing the charlatan whose only effective advice was "Do it again, but harder".The Geoffrey Dyson Award of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports recognizes sport scientists who, throughout their professional careers, bridge the gap between biomechanics research and practice in sport. It is the most prestigious award of ISBS because it is a recognition of individuals who embody and carry out the primary purposes of the Society. The recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award delivers a keynote lecture on the opening night of the ISBS annual conference.

Award Criteria:

Candidate must have an international reputation in the field of Sports Biomechanics Candidate must have an interest in applied nature of Sport Biomechanics Candidate must personally deliver the Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer at the ISBS conference the following year

Nomination Process:

Members can nominate a candidate by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including a one-page letter of support that outlines the research profile and major achievements of the candidate.

Deadline:

April 30th

Further Information available on Page 10 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


Year

Recipient(s)

 

Conference

Title

2018

hermannschwameder 17

Dr Hermann Schwameder

University of Salzburg

Auckland, New-Zealand TBC
2017 walterherzhog

 

Dr. Walter Herzog

University of Calgary

Cologne, Germany  From Medals to Muscles to Molecules and back to Medals
2016

Dr Patria Hume

Auckland University of Technology

Tsukuba, Japan Motion Matters!

2015

Dr. Richard Smith

University of Sydney, Australia

Poitiers, France

Generating and applying knowledge in sports biomechanics: examples from rowing and running

2014

Dr. Drew Harrison

University of Limerick, Ireland

Johnson City, TN, USA

Applications of functional data analysis in sport biomechanics

2013

Dr. David Kerwin

Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Taipei, Taiwan

Half a century in sports biomechanics: bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners

2012

Dr. Gideon Ariel

Ariel Dynamics, San Diego, CA, USA

Melbourne, Australia

Biomechanics from the Big Bang to the Cloud

2011

Dr. Youlian Hong

Chengdu Sports University, China

Porto, Portugal

Tai Chi: Movement Characteristics and Prevention of Falls

2010

Dr. Barry Bates

University of Oregon, USA

Marquette, MI, USA

Accommodating strategies for preventing chronic lower extremity injuries

2009

Dr. Albert Gollhofer

University of Freiburg, Germany

Limerick, Ireland

Functional role of proprioceptive feedback in balance and in reactive movement

2008

Dr. Maurice Yeadon

Loughborough University, UK

Seoul, Korea

Applications of Modelling to the improvement of sports technique

2007

Dr. Ross Saunders

Edinburgh University, UK

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Rock and roll rhythms in swimming

2006

Dr. Joseph Hamill

University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Salzburg, Austria

Overuse injuries in running: Do complex analyses help our understanding?

2005

Dr. Roger Bartlett

University of Otago, New Zealand

Beijing, China

Future Trends in Sports Biomechanics

2004

Dr. Benno Nigg

University of Calgary, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Impact forces and injury - a new paradigm

2003

 

None awarded (due to cancelled conference)

 

 

2002

Dr. Jesus Dapena

Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Caceres, Spain

The Evolution of High Jumping Technique: Biomechanical Analysis

2001

Dr. Peter Cavanagh

Penn State University, University Park, USA

San Francisco, USA

Biomechanics on The International Space Station: The Past, Present, And Future

2000

Dr. Bruce R. Mason

Australian Insitute of Sport, Canberra, Australia

Hong Kong, China

Providing a service to an elite national sports programme

1999

Dr. James Hay

Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Perth, Australia

The takeoff in the long jump and other running jumps

1998

Dr. Herbert Hatze

Department of Biomechanics, University of Vienna, Austria

Konstanz, Germany

Biomechanics of Sports - Selected Examples of Successful Applications and Future Perspectives

1997

Dr. Pekka Luhtanen

Research Institute for Olympic Sports, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Denton, TX, USA

How Biomechanics Research Can Help the Coach

1996

Dr. David A. Winter

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Total Body Kinetics: Our Diagnostic Key to Human Movement

1995

Dr. Patrick J. Bishop

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada

Biomechanics of Cervical Quadriplegia. A Review

1994

Dr. Gert-Peter Bruggemann

Institute for Athletics and Gymnastics, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany

Siofok, Hungary

Biomechanical Considerations on Jumping in Sports - An Approach to a Fundamental Understanding

1993

Dr. Doris I. Miller

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Amherst, MA, USA

The Challenge of Communicating with Coaches by Computer

1992

Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky

Central Institute of Physical Culture, Moscow, Russia and Pennsylvania State University, USA

Milano, Italy

Biomechanical Basis of Strength Training

1991

Dr. Elizabeth Roberts

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Ames, IA, USA

Tracking Velocity in Motion

1990

 

None awarded

Prague, Czechoslovakia

 

1989

Dr. Bruce Elliott

University of Western Australia, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Biomechanics: Its Role in Sports Performance

1988

Dr. Marlene Adrian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Bozeman, MT, USA

Quasars and Quintessence

1987

Dr. Gerhard Hochmuth

Research Institute for Physical Culture and Sport, Leipzig, GDR

Athens, Greece

Biomechanical Movement Analysis Regarding the Aspect of Energy Input