David James

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Industry Engineering
Occupation Senior Lecturer
Location Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction David James is a senior lecturer in sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. He leads the University’s new MSc in sports engineering and maintains a wide range of research interests. David has a mechanical engineering background with a PhD from the University of Sheffield that focused on modelling the complex bounce of a cricket ball. He has been privileged to work in a world leading research centre for nine years and has published extensively in a range of sports engineering areas. David is a leading science communicator and was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship in public engagement from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has a reputation for delivering lively, informative and engaging lectures and has appeared on countless stages including the Cheltenham Science Festival; the BA Festival of Science and the Royal Institute’s Faraday lecture theatre.
Interests Adventure sports, technology, travel, music, DJing
Favorite Movies The Dark Knight, The Graduate, The Collective (Roam), Some Like it Hot
Favorite Music Dirty underground house music
Favorite Books Catch 22, Into Thin Air, Dark Star Safari, The Selfish Gene, A Brief History of Nearly Everything