Prof Tim Noakes
TOPIC: When group thinking is unethical
Timothy Noakes is a Professor in the Discovery Health Chair of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also Director of the UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and co-founder with Morné du Plessis of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA).
He received the National Research Foundation rating as an A1-rated scientist. He has won many awards over the years, the most recent being the Order of Mapungubwe, Silver from the State President for “excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise”. He has authored many books and papers over the years including his book Lore of Running which is in its 4th edition and which has been published in countries worldwide. His latest books are The Art and Science of Cricket, which he co-authored with Bob Woolmer and which was published in 2008, and Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career, which was published in September 2011. He has most recently completed Waterlogged: The serious problem of overhydration in endurance sports, a book on the science of drinking during exercise and how this “science” was commercially manipulated with some fatal consequences.