Invited Speaker, Sports and Exercise
Dr, Australian Institute of Sport, ACT
Dr Liam Toohey is the Sports Epidemiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport. In this role he supports the coordination of proactive and preventative health measures within the Australian high performance system to maximise athlete availability and performance outcomes. This includes overseeing injury surveillance and health reporting practices; assisting National Sporting Organisations investigate health-related issues that limit athlete availability and impact wellbeing; development of health interventions; translation and dissemination of health policy; and provision of practitioner education. Dr Toohey is an Australian Sports Commission representative for the National Sports Injury Database project that aims to establish a national sports injury data collection to inform safer practices in community sport, support injury prevention strategies and increase participation.
Dr Toohey has a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master in Physiotherapy Practice (Honours), Graduate Certificate of Public Health, Master of Clinical Epidemiology, and a PhD in sports injury epidemiology and prevention. Dr Toohey holds an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment at the University of Canberra and is a Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.