Dr Ross Tucker is an exercise physiologist and high performance sports consultant who consults with teams and federations including the USA Olympic Committee, Great Britain Olympic Sports Federations, the International Rugby Board, SA Sevens Rugby and SA Kayaking.
Having obtained his PhD studying the limits of human performance and fatigue from UCT, he worked in sports marketing and sponsorship strategy for SAIL before rejoining the University of Cape Town in 2010, where he now works as a Senior Lecturer and researcher.
current research areas include barefoot running, talent management, the physiology of elite East African runners, kayakers, and athletes with cerebral palsy.
is known for forthright and evidence-based views on sports science, strategy and management, running a website called The Science of Sport, writing for local and international publications, including The New York Times
, Washington Post
(UK) and The Times
He was recently named by Mail and Guardian as one of South Africa's Top 200 Influential Young South Africans, and by the SA Minister of Sport as one of the 100 most influential South Africans in sport.