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The Big Day Out For PDH/PE

About the Big Day Out For PDH/PE

The Big Day Out for PDH/PE bring together leading academics, industry experts and world recognised athletes to share their insights on the PDH/PE Syllabus with Year 12 HSC Students.

Both core topics, Factors Affecting Performance and Health Priorities in Australia will be covered, as well as the module option of Sports Medicine

The Conference


John Quinn

Factors Affecting Performance


John Quinn is one of Australia's most experienced exercise and physiology coaches. John has worked with many of Australia's leading athletes and coaches across numerous sports including athletics, swimming, AFL, Rugby League, Tennis, Cricket and Soccer.

Dr Tom Cross

Sports Medicine

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Dr Tom Cross has practiced sports medicine for over 25 years and worked with many professional sports teams including the Sydney Swans, Melbourne Storm, NSW Waratahs and Sydney FC amongst others. Tom also practices Sports Medicine at the successful Stadium Clinic at Moore Park.

Dr Joachim Worthington

Health Priorities In Australia

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Dr Joachim Worthington is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Gastrointestinal Group of the Cancer Council NSW. His current research is on using modelling to evaluate colorectal cancer screening and early detection in Australia, and using economic analysis to provide cost-effectiveness results for policy decision-making.

Maddy Turner

Factors Affecting Performance


Maddy Turner debuted in 2016 for the Sydney Swifts and has gone on to play over 100 games for the club, as well as earning selection in the Australian Diamonds Netball Team and playing a key role in the Sydney Swifts title winning teams of 2019 and 2021. Outside of netball Maddy is a speech pathologist and enjoys social golf. Maddy will be speaking on the factors that affect her performance as an elite netball player.

Dr Zhaoli Dai-Keller

Health Priorities In Australia

The Heart Foundation

Health Priorities In Australia

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The heart foundation will be speaking on the nature of cardio vascular disease in Australia and how the Heart Foundation helps prevents CVD in our community.

Dr. Dai-Keller is a nutritional epidemiologist whose studies have primarily focused on ageing. She is a lecturer at the UNSW School of Population Health and works within the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, a global leader in ageing research and research translation. With a network of world-leading researchers and access to collaborators in government, industry and the community, the Institute is uniquely positioned to effectively address the challenges and opportunities of a Australia's growing and ageing population. 



9:15am    Factors Affecting Performance

10:45am    Break

11:00am    Health Priorities in Australia

12:30pm    Lunch

1:00pm    Sports Medicine

2:00pm    End of Conference

Tickets - Group Bookings

Students &


$61 per person

Tickets - Individual Bookings

Students: $61

Teachers with

Students: $61

Teachers without

Students: $122


Need to Know


20 May 2024

Conference Location:

Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St, Sydney

Getting There:

Town Hall Station is a convenient 5 minute walk from the Wesley Conference Centre

Start/ Finish Time:

9am / 2:15pm


$61 for students or teachers attending with students

$122 for teachers attending without Students


Lunch will not be provided. The conference is a short walk from numerous CBD food courts.


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