Workshop Chair / Presenters
Adjunct Professor Peter Fricker OAM MBBS FACSP FRACP (Hon.) FFSEM (UK)(Hon.) GAICD
Professor Peter Fricker is currently consulting in sports medicine, sports science, health and exercise, and holds professorial appointments at Victoria University, University of Canberra and Griffith University.
From 2005 -2011 Professor Fricker was Director of the Australian Institute of Sport. He joined the AIS in 1981 as the AIS’s first sports physician, consulting from his own practice in Canberra. In 1983 he joined the AIS as staff medical officer. From that time until he was appointed Director he worked at the AIS as Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, then as Deputy Director of the AIS.
Professor Fricker has served as medical officer and medical director for Australian teams to six Commonwealth Games (1986-2006) and five Olympic Games (1988-2004). He currently chairs the Medical Commission of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) as well as the Research Advisory Board for the IOC accredited Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) at Federation University. Peter has also served as Chair of the Medical Commission of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA), as a Member of the Australian Sports Drugs Medical Advisory Committee, a Member of the National Antidoping Research Committee, as advisor to the World Antidoping Agency (WADA) on antidoping research, and as a member of the AFL Research Committee, among other roles over many years.
He has edited and authored three text books and a book on fitness, and has published numerous papers on sports injuries, athlete health, and immunology and exercise in particular.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993, the Australian Sports Medal in 2001, the Citation for Distinguished Service to Sports Medicine by the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2010, and the Order of Merit of the Australian Olympic Committee in 2012.