The Frank Cotton Memorial Lecture has been awarded at each Research to Practice conference since 2004.   This lecture is awarded to an Australian Scientist/Practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a relevant area in Sports Science.


Previous winners are

2004:     Dr Chris Gore – Australian Institute of Sport

2006:     Prof Louise Burke – Australian Institute of Sport

2008:     Prof Bruce Elliott – University of Western Australia

2010:     Prof Bruce Abernethy – University of Hong Kong

2012:     Prof Rob Newton – Edith Cowan University

2014:     Prof Mark Hargreaves – The University of Melbourne

2016:     Prof John Hawley – Australian Catholic University

2018:     Dr David T Martin – Philadelphia 76ers