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Sport & Exercise Research Group Lecture:Bringing Stats into Play

October 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


October 1, 2019
1:00 pm


Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building


Dr. Sean Crosson










By Professor John Newell

Professor John Newell is Head of Statistics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway.  His primary areas of research in Biostatistics are in the theory and application of statistical methods in clinical trials of health service and population health interventions and in the development of novel analytic approaches in Sports and Exercise Science.

Through his role as funded Principal Investigator in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, his team of researchers help sports scientists in elite sporting organisations make sense of their data in order to improve training response, accelerate recovery and optimise performance.   In this talk he will give a short history of the use of Statistics in elite sport, the role Biostatistics plays in athlete welfare and the use and misuse of big data in elite sports.