Ieuan Phillips graduated from Loughborough University in 2021 with a BEng in Sports Technology, including a final year project investigating a novel approach and measurement method for subconcussive football head collisions. Following short term research projects as a research assistant at the Sports Technology Institute analysing football ball/boot launch parameters with adidas and Concave, he began a PhD in January 2022 at the same institute. Funded by the Football Association (FA), this project has wide scope within the football head injury research space. Before studying at Loughborough, Ieuan attended Gwernyfed High School, Mid-Wales, where he assumed numerous positions of responsibility within the school and community.

Key awards and roles

  • 2021 adidas Sports Technology Project Prize, Andrew Simpson Project Prize & Innovation in Manufacturing Engineering Project Prize for Loughborough University Wolfson Engineering School.
  • 2021 Chair of inaugural Badminton Wales Youth Council.
  • 2017 Wales Young Ambassador of the Year for increasing participation in sport.