Sports Technology Institute


Graduate Profiles

Find out the destinations of some of our PhD graduates.

Dr James Jones

Company: Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd.
Title: Senior Researcher
I plan, manage and deliver research consultancy projects for major global sporting goods brands. I primarily carry out product testing using a variety of measurement techniques for feedback to our clients.

Dr Dan Toon

Company: McLaren Applied Technologies
Title: Head of Design
A innovation consultant with experience working on and managing commercial and academic projects in technology and innovation.  Worked with clients throughout the entire design process from conception through to production and enjoyed extensive experience at the front-end of many innovation projects. 

Dr Jonathan Glynn

Company: Aspire
Title: Biomechanist
I provide sports biomechanics support to developing athletes and their coaches during training and competition often integrating modern sports technology and applied sports science approaches.

Dr Paul Neilson

Company: Prozone Sports Ltd
Title: Head of Business Operations
I am a senior manager at Prozone Sports Ltd, a business providing performance analysis data, products and services to professional football clubs worldwide.

Dr Gillian Mara

Company: University of Lincoln
Title: Lecturer - elite sports performance
I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level specialising in sports biomechanics and optimising movement as well as conduct research in human gait and FEA analysis. 

Dr Laura Justham

Company: Loughborough University
Title: Post Doctoral Research Assistant
I am currently undertaking research into novel decision support software tools to support industrial remanufacturing practises. 

Dr Erin Komi

Company: VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Title: Research Scientist
I work for the Machinery & Environmental Noise group carrying out sound and vibration simulation and measurement.

Dr Tom Harper

Company: Nike Golf
Title: Business Manager Clubs & Balls EMEA
Voice of golf clubs and golf balls for EMEA region to all parties; I plan and forecast the business, control the product line, pricing, margin and inventory management for both standard and custom product lines and participate in all marketing and sales planning activities. 

Dr James Tarrier

Company: adidas
Title: Mechanical Engineer – adidas innovation team
I am responsible for engineering related to innovation for footwear and apparel outdoor products

Dr Kate Bridge 

Company: School: St Columbas College
Title: Head of Science
I am the Head of Science at a Boys Private School in Hertfordshire. 

Dr Tanya Le Sage

Company: UCL - University College London
Title: Research Associate
I am working on mitigating the probability of a terrorist attack occurring and investigating prevention methods. 

See a full list of PhDs completed within the Sports Technology Research Group >