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Dr Sam Robertson

Position: Visitor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Deakin University Melbourne City Centre
Phone: +61 3 92517277 +61 3 92517277



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2013


Teaching Interests

Sam is the unit chair for HSE202 Biomechanics and the Burwood campus chair for HSE323 Clinical and Sports Biomechanics. He also teaches the Statistics module for the Honours coursework unit HBS400 Research Methods

Subjects and units currently teaching

HSE202 - Biomechanics

HSE323 - Clinical & Sports Biomechanics

HBS400 - Research Methods (Statistics)

Conferences and seminars

Robertson, S.J. (2014, April). Lessons from a national golf program. Paper presented at the Aspire Talent Identification Conference, Aspire Sports Academy, Doha, Qatar.

Robertson, S.J. (2013, September). Data mining in golf. Paper presented at the IBM Predictive Analytics in Sports Performance seminar, Melbourne, Australia.

Robertson, S.J. (2012, September). Relationships between skill testing and on-course performance in golf. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Professional Golfers’ Association Coaching Summit, Royal Pines Golf Club, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Robertson, S.J. & Burnett, A.F. (2012, July). An examination of swing and launch kinematics of golf approach-iron shots hit with varying height and trajectory. Paper presented at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports conference, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

Kinsella, D., Fell, J., Berto, C., Robertson, S. & Mole, J. (2011, December). Analyses of counter-movement jump performance and self-rated recovery in State 18’s Australian Rules football players during a national championship. Paper presented at the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.


Research interests

Sam is a researcher within the Measurement, Analytics and Prediction in Sport (MAPS) group of the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science (C-ESS)

Sam's research area focuses on two main streams:

i) the development and evaluation of outcome measures for exercise and sports science, and

ii) the application of statistical and data analysis techniques to improving sports performance.

Research groups

Measurement, Analytics and Prediction in Sport (MAPS)

Centre for Exercise and Sports Science (C-ESS)

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