Dr Dan Weaving

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    Dan is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Sport Science within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

    Dan joined Edge Hill in 2024 having previously worked at Leeds Beckett University as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2016 – 2018), Lecturer (2018-2019) and Senior Lecturer (2020-2024). He was awarded his PhD in 2016 from the University of Hull, where he also completed his BSc in Sport, Health and Exercise Science (2008 - 2011).

    Alongside these roles, he also worked as an applied sport scientist within professional rugby league with Hull Kingston Rovers (2010 – 2013), Bradford Bulls (2015) and Leeds Rhinos (2016 – 2021) where he focused on training prescription and translating data and evidence into key decision making processes (e.g., return to play from injury, training planning).

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    Dans research focuses on the measurement and modelling of exercise exposures (and outcomes) in team sports using different wearable technology signals and how they can help to improve decision making processes within athlete health and development.

    These include global positioning systems, accelerometers, gyroscopes, electrocardiogram and instrumented mouthguards. He is particularly interested in how a combination of wearable sensor signals can help to capture the complexity of different exercise types and how a transdisciplinary approach (e.g., physiology, biomechanics, psychology, computer science, engineering) is needed to achieve this. Equally, how data can be visualised and presented to assist decision making in the field.

    Dan currently supervises a number of PhD students embedded within national governing bodies and professional football and rugby organisations. He currently leads a research project partnership with a Premier League Football Club. He has supervised 6 PhD and 5 MRes students to completion. Dan is Associate Editor for the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, and regularly collaborates with research colleagues nationally and internationally.


    Dan teaches modules relating to high performance sport within the BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise programme.


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