Task representative assessment of studded footwear for small sided football
Jim Emery is a PhD student within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research, specialising in footwear traction.
For his PhD, Jim aims to a use combination of computational analysis and player testing to help design football boots for specific turf conditions. The work will draw on player perception and performance measures to investigate the interaction between the player, boot and surface. Experimental testing including player analysis and surface characterisation will also be undertaken to help build a complete understanding of the role of traction in the game of football.
Prior to joining CSER, Jim graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. At his graduation, he was awarded the Firth Brown Shop Stewards Award for an outstanding final year project. Jim then went on to complete an MSc in Sports Engineering with CSER, graduating in 2012.
In addition to his PhD, Jim also has a research interest in sporting footwear and the psychological impact that sporting equipment has on performance. In addition to his research interests Jim is a mountain sports enthusiast, and can often be found mountain biking, trail running or climbing around Sheffield.
Emery, J., Driscoll, H., Barnes, A. & James, D. (2016) "A method for characterizing high acceleration movements in small-sided football", The Engineering of Sport Conference 11, Delft, July 2016 147, 718-723.
Emery, J., Driscoll, H., Barnes, A. & James, D. (2016) "Third generation artificial pitch quality in commercial football centers", The Engineering of Sport Conference 11, Delft, July 2016 147, 860-865.