About The Author
Dr Steve Ingham is one of world’s leading applied sport scientists. A physiologist by trade he has track record of providing scientific support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have gone on to achieve World or Olympic medal success. Ingham has also coached athletics to World and Olympic levels.
Ingham was the Sports Science Manager at the British Olympic Association and the Head of Physiology for the English Institute of Sport and the Director of Science and Technical Development. Ingham holds a BSc from the University of Brighton and a PhD from the University of Surrey and is a fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Ingham is a popular speaker on the topics of; determinants of performance/performance models; adaptation; application of science and leading high performance teams.
By Dr. Steve Ingham
If you are contemplating working with a champion, a potential champion, or anyone with untapped talent – be prepared, be very prepared. In 1998 Sir Steve Redgrave stared at Ingham and demanded to know, “Are you going to make me go faster?” Ingham had been trained and developed as a scientist, but in that single instance he questioned everything he thought he knew.
Applied science in elite sport has boomed. Science has radically changed elite sport, but one thing remains as the guiding focus – the summit of performing to your best and winning. This applies to the athlete, the coaches and increasingly for the applied practitioner.
In this book Ingham draws on the lessons learned from a career in the intense, unforgiving rollercoaster of elite sport; helping, supporting and developing some of the best athletes in the world, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Hayley Tullett, Kelly Sotherton, and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill as they pursue their goals. His journey shows that all the knowledge in the world will get you only so far, but it is with trust, team-work, critical thinking, adaptability, accountability and altruism that you can truly support a champion.
In Their Own Words
By Dr. Steve Ingham
Most aspiring sports scientists are completely unprepared for the job application and interviewing stages. They are either unskilled or don’t know how to show that they have what it takes. This book will help you avoid the common mistakes, pitfalls and simple blindspots by giving you the view of the employer and what they’re looking for. It will help you find the right doors to push and show you how to avoid having them slammed in your face. It will support you in overcoming any hurdles on what could be the most important day in your career.
Having interviewed, led and developed thousands of support staff and hopefuls, Dr Steve Ingham has seen it all. In this essential guide, he shares, in his usual candid and humorous style, the key areas to help you look for jobs and stand out as you apply. Steve gives insight into what interviewers are thinking and how to answer the array of interview questions you might face in the best possible way. With specialist sections on how to present yourself, virtual interviews, presentations, group interviews and applying for senior positions, this book will prepare you to take hold of the role you have always dreamed of.