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Dr. Simon Goodwill MSc. BEng

Head of Sports Engineering


Summary

Dr Simon Goodwill is the Head of the Sports Engineering Research Group (SERG), in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity. The aim of his PhD was to model the impact between a tennis ball and racket, and he has since continued to be involved in many research projects with the International Tennis Federation.

He has worked extensively with elite level Performance Analysts, developing custom software applications to help them improve athlete performance. These applications include image processing techniques which are used to track the motion of athletes in the field. Many of the developed systems were used by athletes during their training for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, and currently in use as Team GB prepare for Tokyo 2020.

About

Simon’s main research area is in the application of novel photogrammetry techniques. He has developed a range of customised software applications which link data acquisition hardware with camera systems. Simon leads the EIS Innovation Partnership project, and has developed a wide range of systems to help monitor elite athlete’s training and tournament performances. Simon has over 15 years of software programming experience, and has built applications that interface with a variety of hardware devices including machine vision cameras, timing units, force platforms and IP cameras.

He has worked extensively with elite level Performance Analysts, developing custom software applications to help them improve athlete performance. These applications include image processing techniques which are used to track the motion of athletes in the field. Many of the developed systems were used by athletes during their training for the London 2012 Olympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This work has been referenced in the Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games - a joint UK Government and Mayor of London report. Click here to download the report. In the last Olympic cycle (2012-2016), Simon led on the delivery of research projects to develop and implement technological innovations for ten different sports. These innovations directly supported Team GB athletes to win 42 medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In the past, Simon’s projects have included the development of software and hardware for interactive sport science exhibits including a bike race simulator that was used at events related to Le Tour Yorkshire (Grand Départ 2014). He has developed 2D and 3D camera calibration toolboxes (check2d and check3d respectively) which are user friendly implementations of the planar calibration method. These toolboxes allow cameras to be used in novel applications which were not possible using standard DLT calibrations.

More recently, Simon has been playing a major role in the development of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). The AWRC is a world-leading £15.7 million research centre funded by the UK Department of Health (DoH), Sheffield Hallam University and with support from a European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) grant. The AWRC co-creates, evaluates and exploits innovations in sport, physical activity and health with commercial and non-commercial partners. Simon’s current work involves the application of the methodologies and tools that he has used to monitor and enhance the performance of elite athletes have been used to monitor sleep and physical activity to answer health related research questions.

Teaching

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Health And Wellbeing

Research

English Institute of Sport Research partnership.

Featured Projects

- Performance Innovation Research Partnership
- Court pace rating
- iBoxer2 - data management for GB Boxing

Collaborators and Sponsors

- English Institute of Sport
- British Gymnastics
- British Swimming
- UK Sport
- GB Boxing
- GB Diving
- GB Taekwondo
- International Tennis Federation

Publications

Key Publications

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

Allen, T., Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.R. (2011). Effect of tennis racket parameters on a simulated groundstroke. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (3), 311-325. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2010.526131

Elliott, N., Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., Senior, T., Hart, J., & Allen, T. (2018). Single view silhouette fitting techniques for estimating tennis racket position. Sports Engineering, 21 (2), 137-147. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-017-0243-0

Pitt, T., Lindsay, P., Thomas, O., Bawden, M., Goodwill, S., & Hanton, S. (2015). A perspective on consultancy teams and technology in applied sport psychology. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16 (P1), 36-44. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.07.002

Allen, T., Haake, S., & Goodwill, S. (2010). Effect of friction on tennis ball impacts. Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers, part p: journal of sports engineering and technology, 224 (3), 229-236. http://doi.org/10.1243/17543371JSET66

Elliott, N. (2015). Camera calibration and configuration for estimation of tennis racket position in 3D. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Allen, T., Choppin, S., & Goodwill, S.

Journal articles

Foster, L., Gielen, M., Beattie, M., & Goodwill, S.R. (2014). Real-time monitoring of user physical activity and position in an outdoor public space. Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, 8867 (8867), 100-107. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13102-3_19

Haake, S., Allen, T., Jones, A., Spurr, J., & Goodwill, S. (2012). Effect of inter-string friction on tennis ball rebound. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 226 (7), 626-635. http://doi.org/10.1177/1350650112445956

Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., & Haake, S. (2011). Impact characteristics of the ball and racket during play at the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. Sports engineering, 13 (4), 163-170. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-011-0062-7

Dunn, M., Goodwill, S., Wheat, J., & Haake, S. (2011). Assessing tennis player interactions with tennis courts. Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences, 11 (Supp.2), 859-862.

Haake, S., Goodwill, S.R., & Choppin, S. (2010). Investigations into the effect of grip tightness on off-centre forehand strikes in tennis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 224 (4), 249-257. http://doi.org/10.1243/17543371JSET75

Allen, T., Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.R. (2009). Comparison of a finite element model of a tennis racket to experimental data. Sports engineering, 12 (2), 87-98. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-009-0032-5

Haake, S.J., Goodwill, S.R., & Carre, M.J. (2007). A new measure of roughness for defining the aerodynamic performance of sports balls. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART C-JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 221 (7), 789-806. http://doi.org/10.1243/0954406JMES414

Haake, S., Goodwill, S.R., & Carre, M.J. (2007). A new measure of roughness for defining the aerodynamic performance of sports balls. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: Journal of mechanical engineering science, 221 (7), 789-806. http://doi.org/10.1243/0954406JMES414

Goodwill, S., Kirk, R., & Haake, S. (2005). Experimental and finite element analysis of a tennis ball impact on a rigid surface. Sports engineering, 8 (3), 145-158. http://doi.org/10.1007/BF02844015

Carre, M.J., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2005). Understanding the effect of seams on the aerodynamics of an association football. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: Journal of mechanical engineering science, 219 (7), 657-666. http://doi.org/10.1243/095440605X31463

Haake, S., Carre, M.J., Kirk, R., & Goodwill, S.R. (2005). Oblique impact of thick walled pressurized spheres as used in tennis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: Journal of mechanical engineering science, 219 (11), 1179-1189. http://doi.org/10.1243/095440605X32084

Goodwill, S.R., Chin, S.B., & Haake, S. (2004). Aerodynamics of spinning and non-spinning tennis balls. Journal of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics, 92 (11), 935-958. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2004.05.004

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2004). Ball spin generation for oblique impacts with a tennis racket. Experimental mechanics, 44 (2), 195-206. http://doi.org/10.1007/BF02428179

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2004). Modelling of tennis ball impacts on a rigid surface. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: Journal of mechanical engineering science, 218 (10), 1139-1153. http://doi.org/10.1243/0954406042369080

Haake, S., Carre, M.J., & Goodwill, S.R. (2003). The dynamic impact characteristics of tennis balls with tennis rackets. Journal of sports sciences, 21 (10), 839-850. http://doi.org/10.1080/0264041031000140329

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2001). Spring damper model of an impact between a tennis ball and racket. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part C: Journal of mechanical engineering science, 215 (11), 1331-1341. http://doi.org/10.1243/0954406011524711

Haake, S., Chadwick, S.G., Dignall, R.J., Goodwill, S., & Rose, P. (2000). Engineering tennis - slowing the game down. Sports engineering, 3 (2), 131-143. http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1460-2687.2000.00040.x

Haake, S., Chadwick, S.G., Dignall, R.J., Goodwill, S.R., & Rose, P. (2000). Slowing the game with bigger balls. Racquet tech, 12-20.

Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.R. (1997). Tennis ball impacts on synthetic turf. JSME joint symposium, 97 (34), 137-144.

Conference papers

Chiu, C.Y., Thelwell, M., Goodwill, S., & Dunn, M. (2020). Accuracy of Anthropometric Measurements by a Video-Based 3D Modelling Technique. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43195-2_29

Foster, L., Heller, B., Williams, A., Dunn, M., Curtis, D., & Goodwill, S. (2016). Development of smart inner city recreational facilities to encourage active living. In Garcia, C.R., Caballero-Gil, P., Burmester, M., & Quesada-Arencibia, A. (Eds.) Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence : 10th International Conference, UCAmI 2016, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain, November 29 – December 2, 2016, (pp. 458-468). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48799-1_50

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

Higham, D., Kelley, J., Hudson, C., & Goodwill, S. (2016). Finding the optimal background subtraction algorithm for EuroHockey 2015 video. Procedia Engineering, 147, 637-642. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.261

McInerney, C., Foster, L., Choppin, S., Stone, J., & Goodwill, S. (2016). A review of spatio-temporal metrics in invasion game sports. In World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport XI.

Mcinerney, C., Goodwill, S., Foster, L., & Choppin, S. (2016). Spatio-temporal metrics that distinguish plays in field hockey : a pilot study. In ISPAS 2016 International Workshop, Institute of Technology, Carlow, 22 March 2016 - 23 March 2016.

Elliott, N., Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., & Allen, T. (2014). Markerless tracking of tennis racket motion using a camera. Procedia Engineering, 72, 344-349. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.060

Foster, L., Heller, B., Goodwill, S., & Curtis, D. (2014). Visual tracking of a GPS target within a FieldLab. Procedia Engineering, 72 (72), 168-173. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.044

Dunn, M., Haake, S., Wheat, J., & Goodwill, S. (2014). Validation of a single camera, spatio-temporal gait analysis system. Procedia Engineering, 72, 243-248. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.043

Goodwill, S., Spurr, J., Kelley, J., & Haake, S. (2014). Measuring the inertial properties of a tennis racket. Procedia Engineering, 72, 569-574. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.098

Driscoll, H., Gaviria, S., & Goodwill, S. (2014). Analysing splash in competitive diving. Procedia Engineering, 72, 26-31. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.008

Elliott, N., Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., & Allen, T. (2012). Image-based visual hull of a tennis racket. In The Engineering of Sport Conference, Boston, USA, 1 July 2012.

Dunn, M., Wheat, J., Miller, S., Haake, S., & Goodwill, S. (2012). Reconstructing 2D planar coordinates using linear and nonlinear techniques. In 30th Annual Conference of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne Australia, 2 July 2012 - 6 July 2012. https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/5310

Kelley, J., Choppin, S.B., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2010). Validation of a live, automatic ball velocity and spin rate finder in tennis. Procedia engineering, 2 (2), 2967-2972. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.096

Haake, S., Goodwill, S.R., Heller, B., Schorah, D., & Gomez, J. (2010). Dynamic modeling of a springboard during a 3 m dive. Procedia engineering, 2 (2), 3299-3304. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.148

Allen, T., Hart, J., Spurr, J., Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.R. (2010). Validated dynamic analysis of real sports equipment using finite element; a case study using tennis rackets. Procedia engineering, 2 (2), 3275-3280. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.144

Allen, T., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2009). Comparison of a finite element model of a tennis racket against simulated play. Ansys conference and 27th CADFEM user meeting.

Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., Haake, S., & Miller, S. (2008). Ball and racket movements recorded at the 2006 wimbledon qualifying tournament. In Estivalet, M., & Brisson, P. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 7, (pp. 563-569). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-09411-8_66

Kelley, J., Goodwill, S., Capel-Davies, J., & Haake, S. (2008). Ball spin generation at the 2007 Wimbledon Qualifying Tournament. ENGINEERING OF SPORT 7, VOL 1, 571-+. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-09411-8_67

Allen, T., Goodwill, S., & Haake, S. (2008). Experimental validation of a tennis ball finite-element model for different temperatures. ENGINEERING OF SPORT 7, VOL 1, 125-+. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-09411-8_15

Goodwill, S., Haake, S., Spurr, J., & Capel-Davies, J. (2008). Development of a new system for measuring tennis court pace (P126). ENGINEERING OF SPORT 7, VOL 1, 649-+. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-09411-8_76

Naemi, R., Aritan, S., Goodwill, S., Haake, S., & Sanders, R. (2008). Development of immediate feedback software for optimising glide performance and time of initiating post-glide actions. ENGINEERING OF SPORT 7, VOL 1, 291-+. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-09411-8_35

Kelley, J., Goodwill, S., Capel-Davies, J., & Haake, S. (2008). Ball spin generation at the 2007 Wimbledon qualifying tournament. The engineering of sport 7, 571-578. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-99054-0_67

Naemi, R., Aritan, S., Goodwill, S.R., Haake, S., & Sanders, R. (2008). Development of immediate feedback software for optimising glide performance and time of initiating post-glide actions. The engineering of sport 7, 291-300. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-99054-0_35

Allen, T., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2008). Experimental validation of a finite-element model of head-clamped tennis racket. 2008 Ansys UK User Conference.

Allen, T., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2008). Experimental validation of a finite-element model of a tennis racket string-bed. In Estivalet, M., & Brisson, P. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 7, (pp. 115-123). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-99054-0_14

Choppin, S., Goodwill, S.R., Haake, S., & Miller, S. (2007). 3D player testing at the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. Tennis science and technology, 333-340.

Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., Haake, S., & Miller, S. (2007). 3D player testing results from the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. Tennis science and technology, 341-348.

Haake, S., Choppin, S., Allen, T., & Goodwill, S. (2007). The evolution of the tennis racket and its effect on serve speed. Tennis science and technology 3, 257-271.

Choppin, S., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2006). 3D player testing in tennis. Proceeding s of the engineering of sport 6, 385-390. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-46050-5_68

Choppin, S., Whyld, N.M., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2005). 3D impact analysis in tennis. In Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, (pp. 385-390). Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Institute of Technology

Book chapters

Goodwill, S., Haake, S., Spurr, J., & Capel-Davies, J. (2008). Development for a new system for measuring tennis court pace. In Estivalet, M., & Brisson, P. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 7. (pp. 649-657). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-99054-0_76

Allen, T., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2008). Experimental validation of a tennis ball finite-element model for different temperatures. In Estivalet, M., & Brisson, P. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 7. (pp. 125-133). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-99054-0_15

Allen, T., Goodwill, S., & Haake, S. (2007). Experimental validation of a tennis ball finite-element model. In Miller, S., & Capel-Davies, J. (Eds.) Tennis science and technology 3. (pp. 23-30). International Tennis Federation

Goodwill, S.R., Haake, S., & Miller, S. (2007). Validation of the ITF racket power machine. In Tennis science and technology 3. (pp. 113-118). International Tennis Federation: http://www.itftennis.com/technical/publications/

Goodwill, S.R., Capel-Davies, J., Haake, S., & Miller, S. (2007). Ball spin generation by elite players during match play. In Miller, S., & Capel-Davies, J. (Eds.) Tennis science and technology 3. (pp. 349-356). International Tennis Federation

Goodwill, S.R., Douglas, J., Miller, S., & Haake, S. (2006). Measuring ball spin off a tennis racket. In Moritz, E.F., & Haake, S. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 6. (pp. 379-384). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-46050-5_67

Goodwill, S.R. (2006). Injuries - effects of racquets. In Bartlett, R., Gratton, C., & Rolf, C.G. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. Routledge

Goodwill, S.R. (2006). Moments of inertia - polar and transverse. In Bartlett, R., Gratton, C., & Rolf, C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. Routledge

Goodwill, S.R. (2006). Racquet grip effects. In Bartlett, R., Gratton, C., & Rolf, C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. Routledge

Goodwill, S.R. (2006). Racquet string tension effects. In Bartlett, R., Gratton, C., & Rolf, C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. Routledge

Goodwill, S.R. (2006). Racquet vibration transmission. In Bartlett, R., Gratton, C., & Rolf, C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. Routledge

Goodwill, S.R. (2006). Spin application. In Bartlett, R., Gratton, C., & Rolf, C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies. Routledge

Carre, M.J., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2004). Understanding the aerodynamics of a spinning soccer ball. In Hubbard, M., Mehta, R.D., & Pallis, J.M. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 5. (pp. 70-76). International sports engineering assocation

Dignall, R.J., Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2004). Tennis GUT – modelling the game. In Hubbard, M., Mehta, R.D., & Pallis, J.M. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 5. (pp. 382-388). International sports engineering assocation

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2004). Aerodynamics of tennis balls - effect of wear. In Hubbard, M., Mehta, R.D., & Pallis, J.M. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 5. (pp. 35-41). International sports engineering assocation

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2004). Effect of string tension on the impact between a tennis ball and racket. In Hubbard, M., Mehta, R.D., & Pallis, J.M. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 5. (pp. 3-9). International sports engineering assocation

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2003). Modelling of an impact between a tennis ball and racket. In Miller, S. (Ed.) Tennis science and technology 2. (pp. 79-86). International tennis federation

Haake, S., Carre, M., & Goodwill, S.R. (2003). Modelling of oblique tennis ball impacts on tennis surfaces. In Miller, S. (Ed.) Tennis science and technology 2. (pp. 133-137). International tennis federation

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2002). Why were spaghetti string rackets banned in the game of tennis? In Ujihashi, S., & Haake, S.J. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 4. (pp. 231-237). Blackwell

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2002). A model of ball impacts on a tennis racket. In Ujihashi, S., & Haake, S.J. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 4. (pp. 215-222). Blackwell

Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.R. (2002). 'Feel' in relation to the dynamic characteristics of tennis balls. In Ujihashi, S., & Haake, S.J. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 4. (pp. 168-175). Blackwell

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2001). Comparison of flexible and rigid body modelling of a tennis racket. In Froes, F.H., & Haake, S. (Eds.) Materials and science in sport: materials and science in sports symposium, Coronado, California USA, 22-25 April 2001. (pp. 223-236). Pennsylvania, USA: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2000). Modelling the impact between a tennis ball and racket using rigid body dynamics. In Haake, S.J., & Coe, A.O. (Eds.) Tennis science and technology. (pp. 49-58). Blackwell Science

Goodwill, S.R., & Haake, S. (2000). Comparison of standard and oversize tennis balls for normal impacts on a racket. In Subic, A., & Haake, S. (Eds.) The engineering of sport - research development and innovation. (pp. 221-228). Blackwell

Theses / Dissertations

Karditsas, H.E. (2020). Large-Scale Method for Identifying the Relationships between Racket Properties and Playing Characteristics. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S., Choppin, S., & Kelley, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00359

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

Higham, D.W. (2018). Extracting field hockey player coordinates using a single wide-angle camera. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S., Kelley, J., & Hudson, C.

Spurr, J.C. (2017). Statistically modelling tennis racket impacts with six degrees of freedom. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00008

Mcinerney, C. (2017). Determining spatio-temporal metrics that distinguish play outcomes in field hockey. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00025

Dunn, M.D. (2014). Video-based step measurement in sport and daily living. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S., Wheat, J., & Haake, S.

Kelley, J. (2011). Measuring ball spin rates in match play tennis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.

Allen, T.B. (2009). Finite element model of a tennis ball impact with a racket. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Goodwill, S., & Haake, S.

Choppin, S. (2008). Modelling of Tennis Racket Impacts in 3D Using Elite Players. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Haake, S., & Goodwill, S.

Presentations

Goodwill, S. (2021). Guest lecture on Sports Engineering.

Goodwill, S. (2021). Capturing the action - how technology is used to optimise our Olympic athletes. Presented at: IET Surrey (Institution of Engineering and Technology), Zoom

Goodwill, S. (2021). Guest lecture on Sports Technology. Presented at: MSc Sports Performance, Zoom

Goodwill, S. (2021). Sports Technology at the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield. Presented at: Sports Economy - UK Expertise in Sports Technology, Teams

Mcinerney, C., Foster, L., Choppin, S., Stone, J., & Goodwill, S. (2016). Spatio-temporal metrics that distinguish outcomes of field hockey plays. Presented at: XI World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 2016

Mcinerney, C., Foster, L., Choppin, S., Stone, J., & Goodwill, S. (2016). A review of spatio-temporal metrics in invasion game sports. Presented at: XI World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 2016

Postgraduate supervision

  • Karditsas, H. Large-Scale Method for Identifying the Relationships between Racket Properties and Playing Characteristics, PhD January 2021
  • Sotheran, A. Real-time Analysis and Feedback of Performance Indicators in Elite Diving, PhD September, 2020
  • Hext, A. Measuring Two-dimensional Short-track Speed Skating Kinematics using a Multi-camera Network, PhD August 2019
  • Spurr, J., Quantifying tennis racket control, PhD July 2018
  • McInerney, C. Understanding the relationships that contribute to successful plays in field hockey, PhD April 2018
  • Higham, D., Can patterns of play predict key events in tournament field hockey?, PhD August 2018
  • Hudson, C., Automated tracking of swimmers in the clean swimming phase of a race, PhD August 2015
  • Elliott, N., Camera calibration and configuration for estimation of tennis racket position in 3D, PhD July 2015
  • Dunn, M., Video-based Step Measurement in Sport and Daily Living, PhD June 2014
  • Driscoll, H., Understanding shoe-surface interactions in football, PhD January 2012
  • Kelley, J., Measuring ball spin rates in match play tennis, PhD January 2011
  • Choppin, S., Modelling of oblique tennis racket impacts, PhD July 2008
  • Allen, T., FE modelling of tennis rackets, PhD May 2009

Current Postgraduate Students

  • Mills, Katie. Modelling the impact between a football and surface, PhD commenced Oct 2020.

Completed supervised PhD students:

  • McInerney, C. Understanding the relationships  that contribute to successful plays in field hockey, July 2017
  • Hudson, C., Automated tracking of swimmers in the clean swimming phase of a race, August 2015
  • Elliott, N., Camera calibration and configuration for estimation of tennis racket position in 3D, July 2015
  • Dunn, M., Video-based step measurement in sport and daily living, PhD June 2014
  • Kelley, J., Measuring ball spin rates in match play tennis, January 2011
  • Choppin, S., Modelling of oblique tennis racket impacts, July 2008
  • Allen, T., FE modelling of tennis rackets, May 2009

Completed postgraduate examinations:

  • MPhil Internal - 4
  • MPhil External - 0
  • PhD Internal - 1
  • PhD External - 0

Media

Dr Simon Goodwill is a principal research fellow at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Simon leads the EIS Innovation Partnership project, and has developed a wide range of systems to help monitor elite athlete’s training and tournament performances.  Simon has over 15 years of software programming experience, and has built applications that interface with a variety of hardware devices including machine vision cameras, timing units, force platforms and IP cameras. Simon’s main research area is in the application of novel photogrammetry techniques. 

The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) is led by Dr David James. 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.

Area of expertise:

  • Sports engineering
  • Software development
  • Elite sport
  • Performance analysis

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