Dr. Ken van Someren

Areas of Expertise

Human Performance Futures, Leadership & Organisational Learning

Contact

ken.vansomeren@lyit.ie

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Bio

Ken is a consultant in high-performance sport and business, an expert advisor in industry innovation, and a lecturer at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. He is an expert in human wellbeing and performance and has worked with many of the world’s greatest sports champions and extreme explorers for over 25 years.

Ken has extensive experience working in higher education, high-performance sport and industry. He was Director of Sport Sciences at the English Institute of Sport, leading the support of Great Britain’s athletes to their historic medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics. More recently, he launched and led the GlaxoSmithKline Human Performance Lab, an industry innovation centre committed to advancing human health & performance.

A Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) with a PhD in sport and exercise science, Ken is currently a Non-Exec Director and board member at the English Institute of Sport.

Research, Innovation & Engagement

Ken consults to sport & business organisations globally on high-performance strategy & infrastructure. He works with the health, wellness and fitness sector on new product innovation and brand growth.

His research explores high-performance in elite athletes, with a particular focus on training, recovery and adaptation. Translation of these research insights to enhance wellbeing and productivity of the wider population is the foundation of his work in commercial innovation and public engagement.