Panel - Just not Cricket

9 August 2018
John Bloomfield Lecture Theatre, UWA School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science) adjacent to Parkway Entrance 3.
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ball tampering

Just Not Cricket. Aspects of the ball tampering saga

A panel discussion presented by the UWA School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science) and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

Why Tamper? Understanding the aerodynamics of a cricket ball

Andrew CresswellProfessor Andrew Cresswell, Head, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and Professor of Biomechanics/Neurophysiology at The University of Queensland.
Professor Cresswell will present an overview of how a cricket ball behaves in flight. Particular focus will be on the material properties and characteristics of the ball. This will lead to a description of the aerodynamics of a stationary and rotating cricket ball. The aerodynamic effects of the ball’s surface properties and speed will be discussed.

Andrew Cresswell completed his medical doctorate in Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He returned to Australia in 2005 and is currently Head of the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and Professor of Biomechanics/Neurophysiology at The University of Queensland. Andrew’s research interest is in the integration of biomechanics and neurophysiology to investigate the control of human movement from elite athletic performance to motor impairment and disability. Andrew is past President of the International Society of Biomechanics, a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics. Professor Cresswell is a 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The Law: caught and bowled

Dr Tony Buti, Member for Armadale, WA State Parliament and
Honorary Fellow, Law School, The University of Western Australia.

Tony ButIn this talk Dr Buti will provide a commentary on the law of cricket and the process leading to the sanctions imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, then move on to discussing issues of sporting contracts, sports tribunals and behavioural misconduct by athletes.

Dr Tony Buti is the Member for Armadale in the WA State Parliament and an Honorary Fellow in the Law School at UWA. He has tertiary qualifications in law, human movement science, education and industrial relations and is a former AFL Player Agent. Dr Buti has written extensively on sports and the law and is co-author of Drugs, Sport and the Law and Sports Law.

Caught out: a perspective on ethical behaviour in sport

Sandy GordonAssociate Professor Sandy Gordon, The University of Western Australia, Registered Sport Psychologist.
Dr Gordon will present a critical perspective on the topic, which explains behaviour in professional sport from a rarely considered ideological viewpoint, and comment on social psychological factors such as apparent misuse of power, group think and risky shift phenomena. Suggestions for sport organisations on value-proofing will be offered and also his personal opinion on the ‘character-building and sport’ relationship.

Sandy Gordon is a an Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at UWA, Registered Sport Psychologist (PsyBA), Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and Member of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists (CoSEP) and Interest Group in Coaching Psychology (CPIG). He has contributed to coach education programs in over ten different countries and has consulted with the Cricket Boards and national teams of Australia, India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, the WACA and Hampshire. Currently he is similarly involved with the Australian Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and the Perth Wildcats.