Nimai is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Performance Analysis and is Programme Leader for both the MSc Sport Performance Analysis and Online Distance Education MSc in Sport Performance Analysis courses. He has experience of developing curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels both in the UK and abroad (India, Croatia, Lithuania, America) through existing and new programmes including the creation of new modules to meet industry demands (Data Analysis and Visualisation) and developing innovative, industry-led, assessments that prepare students for gaining employment. He has presented at numerous international and national conferences and regularly publishes research. Please click on the 'Research Outputs & Interests' tab.
Nimai has created sector leading EDI mentorship programmes for students, in conjunction with industry, to address the underrepresentation of Black, Asian and people from other ethnically diverse backgrounds in Sport Performance Analysis. You can read more here, here, here and here.
Nimai engages regularly with industry to undertake research projects and create opportunities for students to work with elite teams. This has led to the development of funded placement opportunities and studentships (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (MSc and PhD)) with multiple elite sports teams including Arsenal FC, Tottenham FC, Leicester City FC, QPR FC, England Football, England Rugby, Saracens Women’s RFC, DMP Sharks Women’s RFC, GB Hockey and the English Institute of Sport. Please click on the 'Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects' tab.
Nimai currently sits on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS), and has worked on the development of the International Accreditation frameworks for both applied and academic performance analysts. Further to this he has helped to organise multiple International conferences and workshops.
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Nimai is Programme Leader for the MSc Sport Performance Analysis and Online Distance Education MSc in Sport Performance Analysis courses and is module leader for:
Nimai has previously led research methods, dissertation and sport science modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels
Nimai also supervises masters dissertations and several PhD students.
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Conference proceedings book (n=3)
Book Chapters (n=1)
Conference presentations (n=29)
Presented at over 29 international and national conferences.
Invited talks (n=14)
Nicholls, Scott B. and James, Nic and Wells, Julia and Parmar, Nimai (2022) Performance analysis practice within Olympic and Paralympic sports: a comparison of coach and analyst experiences. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport , 22 (3). pp. 343-351. ISSN 2474-8668
Kojman, Yasmin and Beeching, Kelvin and Gomez, Miguel-Angel and Parmar, Nimai and Nicholls, Scott B. (2022) The role of debriefing in enhancing learning and development in professional boxing. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport . ISSN 2474-8668 (Published online first)
Villiere, Alexandre and Mason, Barry and Parmar, Nimai and Maguire, Niamh and Holmes, Danny and Turner, Anthony N. (2021) The physical characteristics underpinning performance of wheelchair fencing athletes: a Delphi study of Paralympic coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences , 39 (17). pp. 2006-2014. ISSN 0264-0414
Turner, Anthony N. and Parmar, Nimai and Jovonoski, Alex and Hearne, Gary (2021) Assessing group-based changes in high-performance sport. Part 2: effect sizes and embracing uncertainty through confidence intervals. Strength & Conditioning Journal , 43 (4). pp. 68-77. ISSN 1524-1602
Turner, Anthony N. and Parmar, Nimai and Jovonoski, Alex and Hearne, Gary (2021) Assessing group-based changes in high-performance sport. Part 1: null hypothesis significance testing and the utility of p values. Strength & Conditioning Journal , 43 (3). pp. 112-116. ISSN 1524-1602
Consultancy, Research and Knowledge Transfer Funded Projects with:
Conferences and Workshops at Middlesex University:
Nimai currently sits on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) and is responsible for management of the society and leads on accreditations, courses and events.
Conference Organising Committees (n=10)
ISPAS World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport XIII & 13th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport 2022, Vienna, Austria, September 2022
9th International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport Workshop and Conference & 5th IACSS Conference, Virtual, University of Vienna, Austria, August 2021
8th International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport Conference & Workshop, Budapest, Hungary, September 2019
ISPAS World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport XII, Opatija, Croatia, September 2018
Middlesex University Research Students Conference, London, England, September 2018.
7th International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport Workshop, London, England, September 2017
ISPAS World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport XI, Alicante, Spain, November 2016
6th International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport Workshop, Carlow, Ireland, April 2016
ISPAS World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport X, Opatija, Croatia, September 2014
5th International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport Workshop, Manchester, England, April 2014