Helen Bayne is a sport scientist and lecturer at the Division of Biokinetics and Sport Science, University of Pretoria (South Africa). She is a registered biokineticist and former gymnastics coach and holds a Ph.D. in Sports Biomechanics from the University of Western Australia. Bayne has served on the board of directors of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport and is currently the chairperson of the South African Society of Biomechanics.
Bayne’s research interests lie in the development of physical capacity and movement patterns to enhance athletic performance and reduce injury risk. Working in the field alongside her academic career, she has consulted with numerous professional sports organizations and elite programs, with a focus on cricket and sprinting.