A SPORTS Science Summit bringing together world leaders in high performance sport and athlete management is set to take place at Leeds Trinity University.

The event, on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21, is being hosted in partnership with the Australian Catholic University, welcoming leading academics from the UK, Europe and Australia to present their latest research.

The summit will include presentations from Olympic coach and performance scientist Dr Scott Gardner, elite performance consultant Grant Downie, Head of Rehabilitation at Everton Football Club Matt Taberner and former Head of Performance Nutrition at Tottenham Hotspur FC Dr Sophie Killer.

Academics from Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Beckett University, University of Salford, Australian Catholic University and Dr Inigo Mujika from University of the Basque Country will also be presenting their latest research.

Mark Russell, Professor in Performance Nutrition and Applied Exercise Physiology at Leeds Trinity University said: “The event will provide an opportunity to connect with world-renowned practitioners and researchers delivering talks and communicating the highest quality of information related to high-performance sport. The athlete special guest Q& A sessions also provide an insight into the real-world use of such knowledge in pursuit of athletic success.”

Former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrows and GB racewalker Tom Bosworth will take part in athlete Q&A sessions.Tickets for the event can be bought from the university.