Professor Janice L Thompson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, has recently been awarded the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Citation Award. This is one of the two most prestigious awards given by ACSM and is granted to an individual or group who has made significant and important contributions to sports medicine and/or the exercise sciences. 

Professor Janice L. Thompson

This is a major career achievement award within the field of Exercise Science, considered to be the equivalent of being made a Royal Fellow. Professor Thompson has been a Fellow of ACSM since 1997, she will receive her award at the 2015 Annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

"I'm extremely honoured to be receiving the ACSM Citation Award," says Professor Thompson. "This is one of the highest honours bestowed by ACSM, and recognises my achievements and contributions to research and scholarship, education, and service to the exercise sciences over my 28 year career. It is deeply inspiring and humbling to be among this elite group of scientists and educators, and I look forward to continuing my work for many years to come."

ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

Professor Janice L. Thompson is a leading expert in the field of public health nutrition and exercise, and their role in preventing and treating risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan. In the video below Professor Thompson describes in 60 seconds her research into finding ways to reduce physical inactivity and support healthy eating behaviours.