What makes a great athlete?

Training, passion, genes…or a carefully crafted mix? Enjoy a high-performance breakfast of champions to discover whether innate sporting talent could one day be pre-determined biologically. Or will it still come down to who is best on the day?

Meet the UQ presenter

Vince Kelly

Vince Kelly is a leading sport scientist and Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland. He currently supervises 10 PhD students in a wide variety of sport science and strength and conditioning projects, and is a member of the National Rugby League (NRL) Research Committee. In addition to his academic appointment, Dr Kelly works as a Performance Science Consultant for the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club.

Dr Kelly has previously worked in High Performance Management and Lead Strength and Conditioning roles with elite and professional sports including the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Australian Rugby Union, Western Force, Fiji Rugby Union, Auckland Rugby Union, and the Queensland Academy of Sport including several Olympic Gold Medalists.

Adult: $20
Concession: $15
Student: $15

About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the third World Science Festival Brisbane from 21-25 March 2018.

Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and this year it's coming back to Brisbane!

The University of Queensland will showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.

Full program.


Cultural Forecourt, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Festival Lab