Brendan Burkett (OAM) is a professional engineer, accredited level 2 sport scientist, a Professor in Biomechanics and Director of High Performance Sport at the University of the Sunshine Coast. As an athlete Brendan was a World and Paralympic champion having competed at 4 Paralympic Games and won several medals, leading the Australian team into the opening ceremony at the Sydney 2000 Games. The combination of engineering and human movement qualifications, along with sporting experience, has provided Brendan with a solid understanding of human anatomy and the requirements for ‘sport spotlights’. His focus on sports technology for people with disability is recognised through his Institution of Engineers, Australia, award in 2000 for Professional Engineer of the Year, and by his participation in the 2008 Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit.