THIS EVENT HAS BEEN postponed
“With the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, we are first and foremost dedicated to the safety of all parties. It is with that in mind that we have decided that we will need to postpone the Brain Always Wins conference, with an anticipated reschedule date to be determined. We did not come to this decision easily, but as per the focus and spirit of this conference, people are our priority.
It cannot be understated how thankful I am for your resounding support, and we are excited to regroup and deliver an event at a better time for all involved.”
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
John P. Sullivan, Psy.D.
The Inaugural International Brain Always Wins in Sport Conference brings together a multidisciplinary team of highly experienced applied Sport Scientists from around the world addressing a ‘brain-first’ process in sport. Because the reality is, performance is the sum of many factors that includes the brain every step of the way. Learn actionable ways to manage, maintain, and enhance athlete health and human performance.
The Expert Speakers
Dr. Jonathan Peake
Dr. Jonathan Peake is an Exercise Physiologist at Queensland University of Technology and provides applied Sport Science oversight at Queensland Academy of Sport in Brisbane Australia.
Dr. Peake is an international expert with over one hundred scientific publications relating to loading management, recovery in sport, immune function, and applications of sport technology.
Dr. Shona Halson
Dr. Shona Halson is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University. Prior to this she was a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 15 years.
Dr. Halson 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.
Dr. Jocelyn Faubert
Dr. Jocelyn Faubert is a Psychophysicist best known for his work in the fields of Visual Perception and Neuropsychology. Dr. Faubert holds the NSERC-Essilor Industrial Research Chair in Visual Perception and Presbyopia and is the Director of the Laboratory of Psychophysics and Visual Perception at the University of Montreal.
Dr. Faubert is also the Chief Science Officer of Cognisens Inc, a company specializing in neurobiological scientific and technology applications to sport.
Dr. John P. Sullivan
Dr. John P. Sullivan is a Sport Scientist and Clinical Sport Psychologist. He has over twenty years of clinical and scholarly experience. He worked for sixteen years with the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL), providing Sport Science, Sport Psychology and clinical care support and training.
Dr. Sullivan’s experience also includes such work within the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), British Premier Football League (EPL), Premier Rugby League, Australian Football League (AFL) and Olympic national teams. He is an expert consultant for both domestic and international elite military, law enforcement agencies, and the aerospace industry advising on both performance and welfare needs.
Jeff Nichols is an Exercise Physiologist and a former Navy Seal with over thirty military deployments between 2002 and 2013.
Jeff holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, and is the founder of Performance First Consultancy, LLC. He physically prepares current and future candidates / tactical athletes for the military, law enforcement, and the fire services. He also consults with professional organizations and prepares both amateur and professional athletes.
Mr. Smith is an applied performance Dietitian and expert in sports performance nutrition.
Mr. Smith has over ten years of professional sport, elite military, and clinical experience including working with the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).
He owns and runs a private practice, serving the needs of sportsmen and women, elite military, and first responders.