Research into neuromuscular fatigue from cycling has won a University of Brighton student a top award.
Lisa Schäfer addressed the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) conference in Nottingham and won the Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award.
Lisa, based at the Welkin laboratories at the University’s Eastbourne campus, was honoured for her “outstanding contribution to sport and exercise sciences”. Her study ‘Neuromuscular fatigue following cycling above critical power’ was supervised by Dr Jeanne Dekerle and Dr Mark Hayes.
Lisa said: “It was my first national conference and so I was delighted to receive the award. It is great recognition of all the hard work and countless hours of time spend in the Welkin laboratories and on my desk in order to conduct this project.
“It can be challenging at times, especially as I am a part-time PhD student working as a teaching assistant alongside. The award also confirms that I am on the right track and that my research has a high level of quality.
“The next step is to publish the data in a scientific journal.”