Prof. Sophia Nimphius PhD 

Portrait of Prof. Sophia Nimphius PhD 

Sophia Nimphius, PhD, GAICD, is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sport) and Professor of Human Performance at Edith Cowan University. Her past industry roles include Sports Science Manager for Surfing Australia, High Performance Women’s Sport Science Coordinator for Softball Australia and is a current consultant for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She has over two decades of experience working, influencing, and leading in sport. An active researcher and significant contributor to both academic and practitioner resources, Sophia focuses on athlete performance, athlete health, and the role of sport as a vehicle for change. Her research encompasses several facets of human performance, with interests in strength and conditioning, biomechanics, and motor behaviour.