Sports Technology Lecture
Sports technology — enabling, enhancing or cheating?
24 May 2012 | IET London: Savoy Place
About the speaker
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. He has been privileged to work within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research for eleven 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. He is an elected member of the International Sports Engineering Association executive committee.
David is a leading science communicator and was awarded the very first fellowship in public engagement from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He regularly delivers high profile keynote lectures on the role that technology plays in sport and has appeared on countless stages including the Cheltenham Science Festival; Manchester Science Festival, the British Science Festival, and the Royal Institution’s Faraday lecture theatre.