Rebecca Tanner - Manager
Rebecca has been working as the Manager of the National Sport Science Quality Assurance Program (NSSQA) since January 2001.
Prior to her position with NSSQA, Rebecca was employed as the National Sport Science Co-ordinator for Rowing. Her major responsibility in this position was to oversee the development of a national approach to the use of sports science by rowers, and to ensure that scientific input was clearly directed toward achieving performance gains. She also contributed substantially to several large applied research projects focused on rowing.
Rebecca has also been closely associated with the Department of Physiology at the Australian Institute of Sport. In 1993, she held a one-year postgraduate scholarship awarded by the Department to enable young scientists to gain experience in working directly with elite sporting squads. Subsequent to this position she was appointed as a permanent member of the Physiology staff and worked as a physiologist supporting the AIS Rowing Program. Rebecca was also employed for a time as Laboratory Manager and has played a major role in the development and implementation of Quality Control procedures for laboratory and field testing. She was primarily responsible for producing the extensive documentation needed for the Physiology laboratory to achieve national accreditation.
Kate joined the NSSQA Team in April 2006 to assist with the implementation of various programs and to further develop quality assurance programs across different disciplines in Sport Science.
Kate was previously employed as a Sport Scientist / Quality Assurance Officer at the ACT Academy of Sport for over five years. During her time at ACTAS, Kate was responsible for developing and managing a project that involved the implementation of quality assurance practices within the Sport Science Department which culminated in ACTAS receiving NSSQA accreditation as an Elite Athlete Testing Centre for the first time. In 2004 Kate also managed the project to prepare the ACTAS Strength & Conditioning Department for NSSQA accreditation. This project also involved the development and implementation of quality assurance practices within the Strength & Conditioning Department, helping them achieve NSSQA Facilities Accreditation in 2005.
Kate has an extensive background working as a physiologist in the Corporate Health industry, consulting to companies such as FitSense Australia, National Mutual Health Management and Wesley Corporate Health. She also worked as a Sleep Scientist for two years at the Princess Alexandra Hospital In Brisbane.