What I do

Stephen Bird

HIGH PERFORMANCE ROLES

Elite performance consultant and advisor to professional sports teams and international sporting organizations since 2000. Olympic Games (x2); Commonwealth Games (x1); World Championships (x5); World Cups (x7); Southeast Asian Games (x4); and Asian Games (x2).

OLYMPIC GAMES

2016 Indonesian Olympic Team • Performance Scientist (Badminton), Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2008 Indonesian Olympic Team • Head, Strength & Conditioning, Olympic Games Beijing, China

BASKETBALL

2019 Glasgow Rock • Senior Performance Science Advisor, British Basketball League

2019 Basketball NSW • Performance Consultant • Coaching & Athlete Development

2018 Scotland Basketball • Athlete Health & Performance Lead, 2018 Commonwealth Games

2016/19 Illawarra Hawks • Performance Scientist, National Basketball League

2014/16 Townsville Crocodiles • Director, High Performance Unit National Basketball League

2017/19 Townsville Fire • Senior Performance Advisor, Women’s National Basketball League

2012/14 Perth Wildcats • Head of Performance Science & Research, National Basketball League

2012/14 Basketball WA • Head of Physical Preparation & Youth Development, High Performance Program

2012/13 West Coast Waves • Performance & Research Advisor, Women’s National Basketball League

2008/09 DetEksi Basketball League • Performance Advisor, Indonesia

RUGBY LEAGUE

2018 Polska Rugby XIII • Performance Advisor, 2018 Emerging Nations RLWC

2017 Scotland Rugby League • Head, Athlete Performance, Rugby League World Cup

2015/17 Northern Pride RLFC • Director, High Performance Unit, Queensland Rugby League

2012 Penrith Panthers • Senior Sports Scientist & Research Associate, National Rugby League

2008 Melbourne Storm • Research Associate, National Rugby League

2007 Wests Tigers • Sports Scientist & Research Associate, National Rugby League

ACADEMY OF SPORT

2006/15 Western Region Academy of Sport, Director, Strength & Conditioning

POLYGON UR RACING

2017/19 Physical Preparation Consultant • “Sik Mik” Hannah, UCI MTB World Championships & World Cup

Strategic development leading world-best practice and innovation in performance science that empowers inter-disciplinary teams to focus on athlete-centred solutions that drives and optimizes performance enhancement.

Stephen Bird

LEADING EDUCATOR

UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC

Course Director, Strength and Conditioning, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia

Former Director, High Performance Sport Initiative, James Cook University, Cairns Australia

Former Course Director, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), Charles Sturt University, Australia

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Special Interest Group Presenter, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association

Level 1 Course Presenter, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association

Associate Editor, Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning

National Roadshow Workshops Presenter, Exercise and Sports Science Australia

I am driven by this goal: To maximise athletic performance through systematic and scientific approaches to training and education.
I have a passion & desire to see others succeed and reach their full potential.
Stephen P Bird

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Current trends in strength and conditioning
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach in Sports, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2019

Building the athlete: Physical conditioning
Athletics Australia’s National Coaching Conference, Townsville, QLD 2019

Physical preparation strategies for Olympic athletes
Sports Medicine Australia Sports Trainers Conference, Sydney Australia 2012

Preparing the Indonesian Olympic Team: A strength & conditioning perspective
National Strength & Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas USA 2011

NUTRITION

Nutrition science: The role of strength nutrition in enhancing muscle mass & performance
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Special Interest Group Workshop, Sydney Australia 2019

Supplement use in professional sport: Controversial or Conventional?
International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Melbourne Australia 2014

Effect of multi-nutrient supplementation during acute resistance exercise on torque production and neural drive in strength-trained athletes.
Exercise and Sport Science Australia Conference. Adelaide, SA, Australia 2014

Sports nutrition: Application for training, recovery & performance
International Fitness Convention and Expo, Sydney Australia 2013

Effect of nutrient timing on acute biochemical responses and recovery to resistance exercise in strength-trained athletes.
Exercise and Sport Science Australia Conference. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. 2012

Nutrient timing strategies and the strength athlete: The latest research
International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Gold Coast Australia 2011

RECOVERY

Recovery techniques & fatigue management for athletes
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach in Sports, Pre-Conference Session, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2019

Physical preparation & recovery: Preparing to win on-court battles
Basketball Scotland Coaches Summit, Edinburgh, Scotland 2018

SPORT SCIENCE

Application of sports science in monitoring fatigue & managing recovery
Road to the 18th Asian Games Seminar Bandung Indonesia 2015

Role of the core in athletic performance of an unanticipated agility task.
Australasian Biomechanics Conference University of Wollongong Australia 2014

Monitoring neuromuscular fatigue in female basketball players across training & game performance.
International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Melbourne, VIC. Australia 2013

I aim to leave my audiences, whether students, athletes or peers, inspired, driven, encouraged, motivated and focused.