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Dr Steve Ingham is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. He is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower. He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Steve has coached Kelly Sotherton's running for heptathlon and to 4x400m Olympic medal winning success. Steve has worked at the English Sports Council British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, where Steve was the Director of Science and Technical Development, leading a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. Ingham holds a BSc, PhD and is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Steve is author of the best selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, discussing and inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential. Steve established Supporting Champions with the ambition of helping ambitious people to find a better way of creating high-performance. Steve hosts the Supporting Champions Podcast on sharing his pursuit of understanding and exploration in performance.

3 challenges for applied practitioners

Supporting Champions  3 challenges for applied practitioners

Are you working in applied sports science and realising that it’s not a simple straightforward application of hypothesis, methods, experiment, analyse? Then you’re not alone. Here are three challenges that applied sports scientists and performance support staff, working in elite…

Skills focus: Interdisciplinary

Supporting Champions  Skills focus: Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary skills are not going to go away, in fact looking forward they’re only going to be increasingly required in your work as a sports scientist, applying knowledge to the elite performer Interdisciplinary skills What do I mean by this?…

Steve reflects on 100 episodes with Jamie Pringle

Supporting Champions  Steve reflects on 100 episodes with Jamie Pringle

After 100 episodes over 4 years, I take a chance to reflect on the lessons learned from hosting the Supporting Champions podcast and speaking with some of the world’s best performers, coaches, support staff, mainly from sport but also from…

16 consultancy lessons

Supporting Champions  16 consultancy lessons

Exactly 5 years ago Rachel Ingham and I announced Supporting Champions in this little tweet! It’s been an amazing adventure. Here’s a 🧵of 16 key lessons, contrasting the two worlds of being employed and running a consultancy! – I’ve always…

Being Applied

Supporting Champions  Being Applied

“At first I was afraid, I was petrifiedKept thinking I could never live without you by my sideBut then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrongAnd I grew strongAnd I learned how to get along” Gloria…

098: Ben Ryan on culture

Supporting Champions  098: Ben Ryan on culture

This week’s guest is Ben Ryan. Ben coached the England Rugby Sevens team between 2007 and 2013. Ben then took a big leap of faith in taking up the head coach role with the Fijian team, leading them to Olympic…

097: Laurence Halsted on becoming a true athlete

Supporting Champions  097: Laurence Halsted on becoming a true athlete

This week’s guest is Laurence Halsted. Laurence is a former Olympic fencer, having competed at the London and Rio Olympics. Laurence retired after the Rio Olympics and is currently Performance Director of Danish Fencing.  Since retiring as an athlete Laurence…