Thank you for participating in the YADC 2018. Please refer below for the respective speakers' conference materials.

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Natalia Stambulova

Professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology in School of Health and Welfare at Halmstad University, Sweden and a visiting professor in School of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at Southern Denmark University, Denmark.

The Holistic Ecological Approach to Talent Development

Prof. Natalia Stambulova's research and publications relate mainly to the athletic career/talent development topic with an emphasis on athletes’ career transitions and factors involved. In collaboration with Dr. Kristoffer Henriksen she contributed to development of the holistic ecological approach to talent development in sport. Her particular specialization in applied work is assisting athletes and coaches to deal with various career/lifestyle issues and especially with career transitions. 


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Dr Shona Halson

Associate Professor in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University

Monitoring Training Load to Understand Fatigue in Youth Athletes

Dr Shona Halson was a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 15 years. She has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has been involved in conducting research into the areas of recovery, fatigue, sleep and travel. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 
Shona was selected as the Director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has authored several book chapters on sleep, fatigue and recovery.


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