Keynote Speaker, Sports and Exercise
Dr, Australian Institute of Sport, ACT
Dr Michael Drew is the Program Manager for the Athlete Availability Program at the Australian Institute of Sport whose primary aim is to assist National Sporting Organisations to ensure their athletes can achieve optimal health to assist their performance outcomes. Across his career he has held positions in professional rugby league, rowing, and combat sports while working in his current role with many other Olympic sports and has consulted widely to professional sports.
Michael has a PhD in physiotherapy and has completed a Master of Clinical Epidemiology. He is a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, an APA Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist, a Fellow by Original Contribution to the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Digital Health. Dr Drew is an adjunct to the University of Canberra and jointly delivers the Master of Applied Clinical Epidemiology (Sport) course. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications across a variety of fields. Michael has been involved in 16 PhD supervisory panels of current and former candidates across physiotherapy, epidemiology, nutrition, infectious disease and broadly performance health in athlete populations. In 2020, his team received an Australia Day Award for their work.