Dr. Stephen West is a postdoctoral associate in the Sport injury Prevention Research Centre. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and Health at Dublin City University in Ireland. Stephen completed his PhD in 2019 at the University of Bath with a focus on injury epidemiology and training load management in professional rugby players. While completing his PhD, he was also the lead researcher on the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project which is a collaboration between the governing bodies of professional rugby union in England (the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby) and the University of Bath. He has also worked at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry, Dublin, Ireland as well as the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. His research focuses on risk factors for injury in athletes and his work with SIPRC will focus on neuromuscular warm-up programs and other injury prevention strategies in youth rugby.