Assoc. Prof. 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. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness; as a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Obesity and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; and as a Review Editor for Frontiers in Nutrition, and for Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. Dr Burns’ research interests examine how physical activity can mitigate risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases and more recently he has conducted research into areas of sport nutrition, including the role of dietary supplements – caffeine and nitrate – in improving sports performance and the detrimental effects of low energy availability on performing sport. Internationally, Dr Burns collaborates with colleagues from the UK, US, Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Masato Kawabata

Keynote speaker

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

Dr Masato Kawabata is Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He completed his undergraduate and Master’s degree at The University of Tsukuba, Japan, and obtained his PhD at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Since 2011, he has been an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, UQ. He is an expert in the areas of active engagement, motivation, optimal functioning, and measurement. He is interested in (i) how sport and exercise participations affect physical and psychological well-being and human development and (ii) how practitioners (e.g., educators and coaches) can assist and motivate others in developing a growth-oriented mindset.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mike Climstein

Conference Chair

• Course Coordinator – Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology , Faculty of Health – Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Qld, Australia)
•  Director – Aquatic Based Research – Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Qld, Australia)
• Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing Faculty Research Group, University of Sydney (NSW, Australia)

Dr Mike Climstein is an academic specializing in clinical exercise physiology and exercise/sport science. He is an Associate Professor at Southern Cross University. Mike has published 154 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 14 book chapters, 6 peer-reviewed conference papers, 110 conference presentations/abstracts and attained over $7.8 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 Academic Editor for the Journal PeerJ, Editorial Board Member for Sports MDPI  and reviewer for numerous sports science and medical journals.  His current research involves surfing, skin cancer in surfers/swimmers/stand up paddle boarders, world master games/veteran athletes,  physiological monitoring of athletes and patients with smart textiles and assessing punching and kicking power in black belt martial artists.  Mike was recently recognized for academic excellence in teaching and research by Southern Cross University.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Deputy Chairman of the Management Council, Chairman of East Asia Institute of Management Academic Board.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is the Deputy Chairman of the Management Council, Chairman of East Asia Institute of Management Academic Board. 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.

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