Nick Hamilton - Principal Researcher, Sports Engineering Research
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Nick Hamilton is a Principal Research Fellow within the internationally renowned Centre for Sports Engineering Research, at Sheffield Hallam University. CSER is the largest research centre in the world focussing on sports engineering with 20 staff, 15 Phd and 20 Msc students. Nick has worked as a consultant to the sports industry for 15 years and is the lead designer of the creative and consultancy team focusing on sports product design, innovation, analysis and manufacture. He leads the Sports Equipment Mechanics research group delivering world class applied research. He is also vice chair of the Outdoor Recreation Research Group, a unique multidisciplinary unit focused on delivering interdisciplinary consultancy and research in the outdoor sector; his personal passion.
CSER consultant for sports companies such as Nike, Adidas, Ping, Puma, Reebok, Cervelo and Speedo; developing innovations and analysing product performance. They were a UK Sport Innovation partner from 2008 to 2013, providing technical consultancy to elite sports teams and contributing to 24 medals over 15 sports at the 2012 Olympics. They continue this work with the English Institute of Sport improving our athletes chances. CSER is a world leader in Sports Engineering Research developing a deeper understanding of the complex sporting environment with collectively over 600 publications. They have just received £14M from the government to build the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre which will focus on ‘innovations that make people move’. This will use technology to address the growing inactivity and obesity epidemic facing the developed world.
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