Adam Spencer, self proclaimed lifelong numbers nerd, is presenting a keynote address for Griffith University Cutting Edge Science Conference and we have limited space available for the public.
As part of the conference designed for Primary and High School Teachers on December 1 (Nathan) and December 2 (Gold Coast) we are extremely please to have Adam Spencer (Mathematician/comedian) as our Keynote Speaker and Ken Ware and Victor Popov presenting seminars at this years conference.
Griffith Sciences would like to invite you to attend the Keynote address by Adam Spencer and the seminar presentations of Ken Ware and Victor Popov.
Attendance is FREE but registration is essential
Adam flitted with a law degree and a PhD in pure maths before winning, of all things, a stand up comedy competition run by triple j radio entitled “raw comedy”. This national search for as yet undiscovered talent continues today but as Adam explains “I entered in its very first year – the standard was appalling – so I went really well”.Through this Adam met the good people at triple j and within a couple of years was hosting the breakfast radio show with his good friend Wil Anderson. After 6 years Adam and Wil called it a day. But a year later Adam was back on the grown up ABC Sydney radio station 702 where for 8 years he set ratings records and maintained second place in Australia’s largest and most competitive market.
In December 2013 he called an end to 8 years of news, traffic, weather and chess results on what was without doubt the geekiest radio show Sydney had seen in a very long time, if ever.Adam has complemented his radio career with numerous television roles hosting everything form the nation science show Quantum to poker championships, to appearing on the weekly sports review The Back Page and ABC news and current affairs wrap The Drum. His Sleek Geeks Science Comedy show with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki was a particular favourite of the public.
A passionate sports lover he is an ambassador for the Sydney Swans and coached a women’s soccer team at the University of Sydney for over a decade.He is the University’s first ever ambassador for mathematics and science and is aligned with numerous charitable causes. He serves on the board of directors of Redkite, is an ambassador for the Fred Hollows Foundation and was a co-creator via his radio show of Dry July which has raised over $15 million for adult cancer services in Australian hospitals.
The Griffith Science Education Alliance are extremely pleased to have Ken Ware and Victor Popov as part of the 2014 Cutting Edge Science Programs. Their work is absolutely at the ‘cutting edge’ of rehabilitation programs around the world with the recent successes of Australian Paralympian John Maclean covered in media worldwide and featured on Channel 9’s 60 minutes program.
As featured on Channel 9‘s 60 Minutes program, Ken Ware is the person who got John Maclean walking again. NeuroPhysics Training and Rehabilitation, founded by Ken is a revolutionary process that has seen the first worldwide account of a medically defined paraplegic being able to walk again unassisted – and in unprecedented time scales.
Australian Paralympian John Maclean was declared a paraplegic 26 years ago, but since undertaking a comprehensive NeuroPhysics Training and Rehabilitation program is now able to walk. More recently John has added to his remarkable athletic accomplishments, completing a one kilometre swim, 30 kilometre ride and 10 kilometre walk as an able-bodied athlete, at the 2014 Nepean triathlon.
Ken Ware is the Founder, Visionary & Discoverer of Neurotricional Sciences, NeuroPhysicis Functional Performance Centres and the Phenomena the ‘Ware K Health Trigger Process’. Using his unique process & techniques, Ken has assisted tens of thousands of people recover from all forms of physical and emotional disease and disorder for more than 25 years, achieving tremendous results in unprecedented timescales, inclusive of assisting a well known paraplegic athlete take his first unassisted steps in 25 years, after only 3 days of treatment. Ken’s scientific literature and work has been presented at several major prestigious Scientific Conferences all over the world and has been published, cited, proven and peer reviewed.
Victor Popov is one of Australia’s leading Sports Physiotherapists. He has worked extensively with Elite sport in Australia, including on 2 Olympic Teams, at the Australian Institute of Sport, and with elite football teams such as the Brisbane Lions. He has also worked extensively internationally as a physiotherapist with the Russian Olympic team in London, and consultant to professional cycling teams in France and Belgium. His clients include many Olympic Medallists, World Champions in Swimming and Cycling and elite cyclists, swimmers, cricketers and triathletes, as well as organisations such as QAS, AIS and British Swimming. Victor specialises in the Ware K Tremor Process with applications to Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
Nathan campus – December 1