Dr Mark Sayers
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Aug 2016

Biography

Dr Mark Sayers joined the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2005, having worked as a sports scientist since the 1980’s. He has an extensive background in the biomechanics of team sports, technique analysis, and the development of sports specific speed and power and is an expert at 3D motion analysis. In 2012 he received a national Office of Learning and Teaching Citation and in 2010 was voted one of the top ten lecturers in the country. Dr Sayers has been a consultant biomechanist and coach for several national and international high profile sporting bodies and is recognised internationally for his work on the key skills in the sport of rugby union. He was the biomechanist and specialist skills coach for the New Zealand All Blacks between 2000 and 2001 and again from 2004 to 2008 and has been credited as being a key aspect of the team’s success over the past 15 years. Dr Sayers has over 70 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals, has authored or co-authored 8 book chapters, and has presented at more than 30 national and international conferences.

Qualifications 

  • PhD, M.App.Sci, B.App. Sci. Level 2 Track and Field Coach

Accreditation 

  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • European College of Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Australia

Business Contact

University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs, Qld 4556
T: 07 5459 4703
E: MSayers@usc.edu.au
www.usc.edu.au

Teams worked with 

Medical advisor for Boxing Australia’s concussion program, 2016 GPS Rugby Premier grade and Colts game-day doctor.