Dr. Stephen Burns

keynote Speaker

Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Stephen Burns is an Associate Professor within the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University in the U.K. and has previously held posts at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in the U.S. before coming to NTU. Dr. Burns’ research examines how exercise affects fat oxidation and metabolism. He is actively engaged in research collaborations with individuals in universities within Asia, Europe and the U.S. and works with industry partners.

Dr. Masato Kawabata

keynote Speaker

Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Masato has been interested in how physical activity affects physical and psychological well-being and human development. In the quest to find answers to that question, he has conducted extensive research on the optimal experience in physical activity settings. As an educator, he has been most interested in how practitioners (e.g., educators and coaches) can assist others in engaging constructively so that they can lead flourishing lives. He has used physical activity (e.g., exercise and sport) as a vehicle for fostering the principles of personal growth.

His research outputs have been published in respectable international journals (e.g., Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Journal of Sports Sciences, Motivation and Emotion). The study by Mallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, Forero and Jackson (2007) was ranked first in the top-25 ‘hottest’ articles (most downloaded) of PSE, October-December 2007.

Dr. Ian Tim Heazlewood

Conference Co-Chair

Associate Professor – Exercise and Sports Science
Theme Leader – Exercise and Sports Science
Elite Athlete Coordinator – Charles Darwin University 
School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences 
Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment
Charles Darwin University

Dr. Ian Heazlewood is Associate Professor in Exercise and Sports Science at Charles Darwin University and an academic specialising in human movement, exercise and sport science for more than 25 years. He has also worked in private industry in health-related research. Extensive coach and research consultant roles for elite/high performance athletes, including past world champions, national and state champions and minor medalists across many sports and current national and state champions and minor medalists across many sports, especially masters athletics. These sports have included international master’s sports, athletics, rugby union, rugby league, weight/power lifting, squash, Australian and NSW BMX, Australian cricket and NSW and Australian Touch. Currently an NT high performance athletics coach and consultant to NT Athletics.

Dr. Mike Climstein (FASMF, FACSM, FAAESS)

Conference Co-Chair

• Course Coordinator – Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
School of Health and Human Sciences
Southern Cross University
• Adjunct Associate Professor – Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing Faculty Research Group
The University of Sydney

Dr. Mike Climstein is an academic specializing in clinical exercise physiology and exercise/sport science. He has duel academic appointments: Course Coordinator of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Sydney, conducting research in the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing Faculty Research Group. Mike has published 112 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 4 book chapters, 6 peer-reviewed conference papers, 110 conference presentations/abstracts and attained over $7 million in research funding. His academic and clinical accomplishments have been peer recognized having has been awarded fellowship by the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS). Additionally, he is an Editor for the Journal PeerJ and reviewer for numerous sports science and medical journals.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.