David James using sport in science at the ASE Conference
23 December 2011
David James is a senior lecturer in sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. He will give The Nuffield Foundation Lecture: Using sport to educate and enthuse young people about science
David leads the University’s MSc in sports engineering and maintains a wide range of research interests.He has a mechanical engineering background with a PhD from the University of Sheffield that focused on modelling the complex bounce of a cricket ball.
He has been privileged to work in a world leading research centre for ten years and has published extensively in a range of sports engineering areas. David’s current research is focusing on the historical impact of technology in track and field events and the ethical considerations of an increasingly scientific sporting arena.
David is a leading science communicator and was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship in public engagement from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He regularly delivers high profile lectures on the role that technology plays in sport and has appeared on countless stages including the Cheltenham Science Festival, the BA Festival of Science and the Royal Institute’s Faraday lecture theatre.
Catch his lecture on Saturday 7 January from 11.30 – 12.30 in Building: ULR of Room: B