UK-born, Queensland-based, Adam Hulme found his initial connection to ACRISP in Kenya. A keen and high performing middle-distance runner, Adam was on a training camp in Iten, a small town at altitude in the Rift Valley where the best runners are nurtured into the best endurance athletes in the world.
It was here that Adam literally ran into a well-known Swedish sports injury epidemiologist Professor Toomas Timpka, a research collaborator with ACRISP research staff. They discussed all things epidemiology and research, and when Adam mentioned he was keen to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia he was told about ACRISP. This chance encounter resulted in an interview with the ACRISP team and a postgraduate opportunity with the team. Adam moved from Queensland to Ballarat to pursue his PhD which, naturally, involves an epidemiological study of running injuries.