Supporting Champions

With Dr Steve Ingham

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Steve Ingham, performance scientist, leader and author, explores the science, art, purpose and origins of high-performance. Steve interviews and discusses these concepts with the people who have been there and done it, whether it's achieving at the highest level, been the driving force in making remarkable performance happen or those who have explored and researched aspects of human performance in real-depth.

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044: Neil Chugani on leading as a coxswain, in sport governance and at Google

11 September 2019

Neil Chugani was a coxswain and a good one too. He coxed the Oxford crew to success in the boat race in 1991, he was World Champion in the coxed…

043: Emma Hatton, West End star on sustaining performance

28 August 2019

Emma Hatton star of the West End talks about her career, Emma has starred in some of the biggest musicals and lead roles, Scaramouche in We will Rock You, Elphaba…

042: Jessica Ennis-Hill on becoming World and Olympic Champion

14 August 2019

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is triple World champion, Olympic champion, European Champion and British record holder in the heptathlon and World indoor champion in pentathlon. Perhaps more significantly Jess is an…

041: Hannah Critchlow on the science of fate

31 July 2019

This week’s guest is Dr Hannah Critchlow, cellular and molecular neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge. Hannah has recently released her new book the ‘science of fate’, exploring whether our…

040: Matt Dixon on customising training

17 July 2019

Matt Dixon is a professional triathlon coach and founder of Purplepatch fitness. Matt is former professional triathlete and elite swimmer, now coach and has set up a highly successful performance…

039: Emma Ross on the female athlete and equality in performance cultures

3 July 2019

Joining us this week on the Supporting Champions podcast is Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Dr. Emma Ross. I first met Emma at a scientific…

038: Tom Waller on the science of feel to optimise performance

19 June 2019

In this week’s episode I am joined by Dr. Tom Waller (Senior Vice President Whitespace, Innovation and R&D at lululemon athletica). After completing his PhD at Loughborough University in sports…

037: Nick Matthew on becoming world squash champion

5 June 2019

Nick Matthew is three-time British and three-time World squash champion, as well as being two-time Commonwealth champion and former world number one. In this discussion we explore Nick’s early rise into the…

036: Gareth Sandford on working with the world’s best coaches

22 May 2019

This week we are joined by Gareth Sandford, exercise physiologist at the Canadian Sports Institute. Gareth is just starting his post-doctoral studies and so in many ways you could say…

035: Trent Stellingwerff on nutrition and leadership

8 May 2019

Trent Stellingwerff, sports nutritionist is this week’s guest. Trent and Steve first met as coaches in Valencia at the 2008 World Indoor Championships and he has since had a glittering…