David James is a senior lecturer in sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. He leads the University’s MSc in sports engineering and maintains a wide range of research interests.
David 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.
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