I chose to study Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University. The course introduced me to the importance of how data is applied within both the elite sport and clinical health domains.

Learning about how different statistical and biomechanical analysis techniques could derive actionable insights from physical biomarker data, especially within the live physiology and biomechanical lab settings, really kick-started my interest in the data industry. My course also facilitated the process in undertaking my placement year at Fulham Football Club within the medical department, where I was able to witness how data was used within a practical setting, even in live drills or physical performance tests. 

I am currently a Data Product Owner at Sky, and my role involves managing the production of data visualisation products, to enhance business intelligence across trading teams.

David Mead

I have also worked as a Data Product Consultant at Kubrick Group, where I got to work for clients such as AstraZeneca and John Lewis Partnership.

Within this role, I had the opportunity to own and prioritise the product back log for AI (NLG) products to facilitate the delivery of automated financial and clinical study reports directly consumed from c-suite board members to senior finance and clinical directors. I also acted as change lead for data product adoption across global financial reporting tools.

The experience of handling data across various research driven use-cases during my time at Loughborough, has helped me apply various statistical analysis techniques and approaches to business-driven questions; whilst also coming up with clear, visually engaging techniques to showcase highly complex data analysis, to improve the communication of insights and resolve strategic business issues.

I believe the consistent provision of novel, research driven problem statements within a wide range of applied scientific sports areas (eg physiology, biochemistry of nutrition, biomechanics, motor control and learning), has given me the platform to approach complex business issues methodically and with sufficient critical thinking to evaluate the best solutions on offer.

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