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Steve Haake

Professor Steve Haake

Professor of Sports Engineering


Professor Steve Haake is a Professor of Sports Engineering and the Founding Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. 

  • About

    Originally gaining a 1st in Physics at Leeds University, Steve lectured for fifteen years in Mechanical Engineering and founded the International Sports Engineering Association, the journal Sports Engineering and the International Conference on the Engineering of Sport (of which the first two were held in Sheffield).

    He has edited 9 books, given over a dozen keynotes and contributed to around 180 journal and conference papers on physics, engineering and sport. He is a member of the Technical Commission of the International Tennis Federation advising on the effect of equipment design on the rule of tennis, and has been a consultant to Adidas, Callaway and Kensington TV.

    Steve was awarded an EPSRC Senior Media Fellowship in 2010 and is now is an EPSRC RISE Leader, recognised as one of the UK’s top-10 inspirational scientists and engineers. He currently acts as the Director of Research for the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield which advocates the use of physical activity as medicine and has the aspiration for Sheffield to be the most active city in the UK by 2020.

  • Research

    • Centre for Sports Engineering Research
  • Publications

  • Media

    Professor of sports engineering Steve Haake is a media fellow for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council, the founding editor of the Sports Engineering Journal and technical consultant to the International Tennis Federation and Adidas. He is an in-demand media expert on goal-line technology, sports engineering, aerodynamics and sporting performance. 

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