Professor Aaron Coutts was recently named one of the Top 25 Influencers of Sport and Exercise Science in the December issue of the Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) [opens external site] journal Activate. Professor Coutts has been noted for his development and recognition of sports science accreditation within Australia as well as his efforts towards the recognition of sport science internationally. His dedication has also led to increased recognition of Australian trained sports scientists.
Anita Hobson-Powell, CEO of ESSA says that the list comprises of individuals who have played dynamic roles in the development of ESSA and its members. Professor Coutts’ research focuses on developing evidence-based methods for improving performance and health of athletes. Professor Coutts also provides sport science advice to several top-level professional football clubs and sporting organisations. He is currently teaching in the areas of applied exercise physiology, exercise prescription and research design and statistics.