Jason is the Director of International Sport Advisory Services (ISAS), which draws upon extensive national and international practical, research and management experience to develop comprehensive frameworks for sport and athlete development, with a particularly strong delivery record in the challenging area of athlete talent identification. Currently, Jason is working extensively with the Japan Sport Council to support their ambitions leading up to – and beyond, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Previously, Jason worked 13 years at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) as the National Manager for Talent Identification and Development. As an applied practitioner, Jason managed the development and evolution of the national program and pioneered a number of innovative and world leading approaches to sport and system development, including aspects of talent transfer, pre-elite coach and athlete specialisation, genetics in sport, local government and University delivery in high performance sport, and the optimised integration of ‘sport-for-all’ and elite sport.
During his time at the AIS, Jason also doubled up as the Program Manager for the Australian Women’s Skeleton team from 2005 to 2010, and was a member of the Australian Olympic Team at the 2010 Vancouver Games, coordinating support services for the sliding sports.
More recently, Jason worked for three year in the high performance section of the Swiss Federal Office for Sport (BASPO), and was the lead architect in the development of a national strategy for youth development in Switzerland.
Jason has a broad range of research interests and has published collaboratively in the areas of athlete profiling, exercise induced muscle damage, biochemistry, genetics, talent identification and development, training science and management. He has secured almost 1 million dollars of national and international grant funding, including International Olympic Committee (IOC) Solidarity grants.
Jason is currently supervising Masters and PhD students, and regularly reviews for international journals on an ad-hoc basis.