A little about me… I graduated with my PhD in August 2017. My doctoral thesis investigated the validity and application of radio-frequency sensors to quantify the match movement profiles of elite and junior-elite female netball athletes. I learnt R throughout my PhD and love the open-source, collaborative community! I still get excited at how data cleaning, analysis, visualisation and reporting can all occur in R.
Since late 2016, I have been a research scientist at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. My current role involves supervising postgraduate students, whom are working on a variety of projects including profiling athlete physical output using time-series analysis, detecing kick actions via wearable sensors and using tracking data to analyse tactical behaviour in team-sports. I also work with the Western Bulldogs, an Australian Rules football club who play in the Australian Football League (AFL).
I reguarly use R (and subsequent packages) to analyse, visualise and report on team-athlete performance data. The purpose of this blog is to highlight the capabilities of R as a data visualisation, analytical and exploratory tool for sport science and research. I often share issues that I encounter, as a researcher who works with many data sources and practical problems, in an applied sport setting.
Aside from completing research and using R, I enjoy running, reading, baking and spending time with my miniature dachshund, Dudley! I love being outdoors and grew up riding/ competing horses, so am a total equestrian nerd.
If you wish to reach out and ask a question about my research or blog, you can contact me via the mail button above. Happy coding in R!
PhD in Sport Analytics, 2017
Victoria University, Australian Institute of Sport and Netball Australia
B.AppSc (Honours) in Human Movement, 2012
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/ Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management, 2011