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Andy Hext

Researcher

Summary

Andy Hext is a Researcher in the Centre for Sports Engineering Research specialising in sports performance analysis. He delivers projects within the research centre’s English Institute of Sport and International Tennis Federation Research Partnerships.





  • About

    Andy specialises in sports performance analysis, with a keen interest in short-track speed skating analytics. He delivers projects within the research centre's English Institute of Sport and International Tennis Federation Research Partnerships. 

    Before starting as a researcher, Andy attained a BSc in Sports Equipment Design (First Class Honours) and MSc in Sports Engineering (Distinction) before completing an EIS-EPSRC CASE studentship. His PhD investigated measuring relay exchange kinematics in short-track speed skating using a multi-camera network. As part of this studentship, Andy provided performance analysis support to the British Short-Track team in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    Areas of interest: 

    • Sports performance analysis
    • Short-track speed skating analytics
  • Research

    Research centre:

    Research theme groups:

    Current research projects:

    • Hawk-Eye data analysis
    • EIS Research Partnership

    Collaborators and sponsors:

    • International Tennis Federation
    • English Institute of Sport

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Hext, A., Heller, B., Kelley, J., & Goodwill, S. (2017). Relay exchanges in elite short track speed skating. European Journal of Sport Science, 17 (5), 503-510. http://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2016.1276219

    Conference papers

    Hext, A., Heller, B., Kelley, J., & Goodwill, S. (2016). Measuring straight time in elite short track speed skating relays. Procedia Engineering, 147, 622-626. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.258

    Theses / Dissertations

    Hext, A. (2019). Measuring relay exchange kinematics in short-track speed skating using a multi-camera network. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S.

  • Media

    Andy Hext is a Researcher within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Andy provides support for the EIS Innovation Partnership.

    The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) is led by Dr Simon Goodwill. It is the world's largest academic group in sports engineering and an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research and knowledge transfer. The centre's work is based on four research disciplines; applied computing, biomechanics, design engineering, and skill acquisition. In each area, researchers develop fundamental knowledge and deliver applied solutions to enhance athletic performance, reduce injury and promote physical activity.

    CSER works in partnership with many sport, health and commercial organisations. We are immensely proud of our work with Team GB Olympic, and Paralympic athletes, and we enjoy research partnerships with global organisations such as the International Tennis Federation, FIFA, and Adidas.

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