Nic is a well known researcher in sports performance analysis having worked mainly in academic settings but also in elite sport. Nic has developed a number of academic courses in performance analysis, motor learning and statistics from undergraduate to postgraduate level. He helped develop a Sports Science degree at Swansea University before leading the MSc in Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Nic is currently head of research for the London sport Institute and currently spends much of his time supervising PhD students and teaching at Masters Level.
Recent International Journal publications
Programme leader - MSc Performance Analysis
Modules taught on: Performance Analysis, Modelling technical performance, Research methods
Academic areas: Performance Analysis, motor learning, statistics
Performance Analysis - profiling performance, momentum, performance indicators, reliabilty, automatic tracking of movement
Sports Psychology - situation awareness, anticipation, decision making, motor skills
Main sports studied - soccer, rugby, squash, golf
Premelč, Jerneja and Vučković, Goran and James, Nic and Dimitriou, Lygeri (2019) A retrospective investigation on age and gender differences of injuries in DanceSport. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) , 16 (21). ISSN 1661-7827
Kim, Jongwon and James, Nic and Parmar, Nimai and Ali, Besim and Vučković, Goran (2019) The attacking process in football: a taxonomy for classifying how teams create goal scoring opportunities using a case study of Crystal Palace FC. Frontiers in Psychology , 10 . pp. 1-8.
Ramón-Llin, Jesus and Guzmán, Jose Francisco and Llana, Salvador and Martínez-Gallego, Rafa and James, Nic and Vučković, Goran (2019) The effect of the return of serve on the server pair’s movement parameters and rally outcome in padel using cluster analysis. Frontiers in Psychology , 10 . p. 1194. ISSN 1664-1078
Murray, Stafford and James, Nic and Pers, Janez and Mandeljc, Rok and Vuckovic, Goran (2019) Using a situation awareness approach to identify differences in the performance profiles of the world’s top two squash players and their opponents. Frontiers in Psychology , 10 . ISSN 1664-1078
Premelč, Jerneja and Vuckovic, Goran and James, Nic and Leskošek, Bojan (2019) Reliability of judging in DanceSport. Frontiers in Psychology , 10 . ISSN 1664-1078
Nic's reputation in sports performance analysis has led to a number of prestigious outcomes