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Sports engineer Dr David James is a leading science communicator. He regularly delivers high profile lectures on the role that technology plays in sport and has appeared on countless stages, including the Cheltenham Science Festival, the BA Festival of Science and the Royal Institute’s Faraday lecture theatre. He is a senior sports engineer in the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) at the University, a Royal Academy of Engineering Public Engagement Fellow and course leader of Sheffield Hallam's MSc in Sports Engineering.


  • The ethics of using advanced technology in sport
  • The impact of human augmentation technologies for disabled athletes
  • Historical perspective on the impact of technology on human athletic performance
  • Using sport as an engagement tool for scientific understanding

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David James at Sports Lab

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