Prof. John Bloomfield AO was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contribution to sports science.
Hundreds of successful Australian sports men and women owe a debt to Prof. Bloomfield and his passion for a more scientific approach to training, technique and injury prevention in Australian Sport.
He was foundation professor at Australia’s first university based Department of Human Movement (UWA 1974) and President of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, now Sports Medicine Australia (1971). He was the driving force behind the foundation of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1980 and was its founding Deputy Chair and later Chair, as well as co-chair of the Australian Sports Commission 1987-89. John was also a driving force in founding the WA Institute of Sport in 1981.
Prof. Bloomfield is now an Emeritus Professor at UWA, but his influence continues through the many former students and proteges who now hold significant positions in sports medicine and coaching.