Australia – ICEEP International Chair

Samatha FranklinSam graduated from the University of Bristol in the UK in 1995 and, following a period working in mixed practice, returned to Bristol to complete a PhD relating to dynamic upper airway obstructions in equine athletes. Whilst in the UK, Sam was instrumental in the development of the world’s first overground endoscope with the aid of funding from the Horserace Betting Levy Board. Sam moved to the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 2010, where she holds the post of Associate Professor and is currently the Head of the Department of Equine Health and Performance. Her clinical and research interests relate to poor performance in equine athletes, with a particular interest in cardiorespiratory disorders. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and an RCVS and Australian recognised specialist in equine sports medicine. Sam was previously the chair of the local committee for the highly successful 2018 Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, held in Australia.