California State University, Chico

College of Communication and Education

Assistant Professor in Kinesiology

Exercise Science

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International Society of Biomechanics in Sports:

Call for Appointed Student Representative on the Board of Directors


The International Society for Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) and its annual conference has traditionally been a popular learned society for student biomechanists. ISBS has a high student membership which engages with the society in terms of conference attendance (on average, approximately 31% of attendees are student members, many of whom will present) and participating in the student incentives.


The student representative (SR) represents the student members of ISBS on the board of directors (BOD), and is expected to engage with the activities expected of all other members of the Board, namely attendance at the pre- and post-conference Board meeting at the annual conference and other communications throughout the year with BOD and Executive members.  They will liaise with a student representative from the host institution (nominated by the Chair of the Organising Committee) in relation to the arrangement of student-specific activities at the annual conference.  The SR may engage with any other activities they feel may enhance the student experience and engagement with the society, and encourage student members to remain part of ISBS as full members. As per the current constitution, the SR does not have voting rights, but should present the opinion of the student body in discussions prior to any votes being taken by the remaining Board members. It is expected that the SR has a good understanding of ISBS and its ethos and goals, and will represent the views of the student membership while maintaining this vision.


  1. Student member of ISBS in good standing at time of appointment
  2. More than 12 months into graduate study – there is no restriction on penultimate year students expressing interest in the position as the role can overlap with the first year post-terminal degree.
  3. The priority for selection of a candidate is finding a suitable, interested, motivated individual who will be a good, fair ambassador for the student members of the society. Rotation of the geographical location of the candidate is strongly recommended.

Procedure for selection:

As per the ISBS constitution, student members currently cannot hold an elected office.  The SR is hence appointed by the President of ISBS and a committee of at least two other members of the Society in good standing.  Interested candidates will be expected to submit a 200 word short bio by email to Gillian Weir (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by August 31st 2018 which should include their background and interests, why they would be a suitable student representative, their understanding of the ISBS ethos and what they would like to achieve in their term.  Candidates will be expected to be in attendance at this year’s annual conference in Auckland (unless prior notice is given to the committee) to allow the President and committee to meet them during the conference, and to attend the post-conference meeting.

The term of appointment is two years (2018-2020).  The President will announce the appointment of the SR at the society’s AGM.  Members may only serve one term as SR, and this time does not count towards the 10 year term limit applied to elected full members of the BOD. 

The current ISBS Newsletter 34 (1), Spring 2018, is now published.

pdfVolume 34, No.1 (April 2018)



In this Issue:

  • Message from the President,
  • ISBS Election,
  • Preview of ISBS 2018,
  • ISBS Awards 2018,
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme,
  • Call for ISBS Research Grants 2018,
  • Preview of ISBS 2018 Student Activities,
  • VP Public Relations Report,
  • ISBS Sponsors,
  • Short Communications,
  • ISBS Officers,
  • ISBS Directors


Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,


Sarah Clarke

ISBS Vice President (Publications)

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 Calling ALL Biomechanists!

 National Biomechanics Day

Two-Minute-Tweet Competition

Sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Like the ethos of National Biomechanics Day, the goal of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between the excellent research happening in labs around the world with those who use it and are interested in it – the general public, athletes, and applied clinicians and practitioners.

This National Biomechanics Day we want to showcase the outstanding biomechanics activities and research that are happening around the world, and publicize them using Twitter. Are you a researcher or practitioner using biomechanics in your everyday job, particularly in the areas of sports performance or sports medicine? If so, tell us what you are doing!

To apply, record a video of up to two minutes describing your research or an aspect of your research that applies to sports biomechanics and can be interpreted by the wider community. Videos can include anything that helps describe your project. This can include but is not limited to infographics, Powerpoint slides and/or action shots of your lab and/or testing protocol.

Deadline for video submission is 11:59 PM EST on April 4th. Upload your video in MP4 video format to Dropbox and create a shareable link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The top 10 videos will be randomly tweeted individually between April 9th & 10th and all will be retweeted on the 11th April when National Biomechanics Day starts. Judging will be performed by a panel of five ISBS directors and winners will be announced at 5 PM EST on the 11th April.

Note – you do not need to be a current member of ISBS to be eligible to enter this competition

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • Best submission led by student: One year ISBS student membership
  • Most retweeted video between release and close of NBD (4.59PM EST): €100 cash prize sponsored by ISBS PLUS one year ISBS full membership

Video Format & Guidelines:

  • Must include in the first 15 s your name, any collaborators/co-authors involved in the research and personal/lab/organization twitter handle(s) in text at the bottom of the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x1200
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25Mbps


  • Make sure your visuals are in focus and legible!
  • Less is more: text and complicated graphics can distract your audience – you don’t want them to read your slide instead of listening to what you have to say. 
  • Personal touches: personal touches can allow your audience to understand the impact of your research.
  • Work your message: is there a metaphor that helps explain your research?
  • An engaging visual presentation can make or break any oration, so make sure your media is legible, clear and concise.

Performance and Technique Analyst (Biomechanics)

High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) is seeking an outstanding Biomechanist to join the Performance and Technique Analysis (PTA) team to support coaches and athletes in the Athletics NZ High Performance Programme.

The successful candidate will focus on Athletics NZ's priority and targeted event groups of Throws, Middle Distance and Pole Vault.

Candidates should have a background of effective delivery in biomechanics and performance analysis to high performance programmes. A sound understanding of physics and most importantly an unquenchable thirst for continual learning and development of performance understanding is required. As part of a wider performance team (both within HPSNZ and Athletics NZ) the ability to build and maintain robust relationships is critical. Previous experience in modelling performance will be an advantage. Academically candidates are expected to have a degree (or higher) in sports science, engineering or science.

The successful candidate will be required to provide support regionally in New Zealand and on occasion at international competitions. Candidate must have the ability to travel.

More Details available here.