Dr Dan Dwyer

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Applied Exercise And Sports Science

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Research interests

My research interests are focussed on the measurement, analysis and prediction of performance in sport.

There is an old adage that if you can't measure something, you can't manage it. This concept can't be applied everywhere, but I do believe that it applies to the performance enhancement process in elite sport. Advances in technology provide new opportunities to measure the activity of athletes including their training load and their performance in competition. Many of these advances take the form of wearable technology (e.g. GPS-based athlete tracking) and computer vision.

It is often the case that when you use technology to measure something, it can be semi-automated and scalable, so you end up with a huge amount of data. This presents an opportunity and a challenge, in terms of analysis. Modern data science ca be applied to interrogate large databases in order to identify patterns, relationships and trends. One of the most useful applications is the creation of models that explain the complex relationships between the characteristics of the performance of an athlete (e.g. activity and performance in the first half) and the outcome of their performance (e.g. win/loss or finishing place). Models can be used to classify or predict performance, which can assist the strategic decision making of athletes and coaches.


 

Teaching interests

Applied Sport Science, Sport Performance Analysis

Conferences

See Publications below.

Publications

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2020

Understanding the relative contribution of technical and tactical performance to match outcome in Australian Football

Christopher Young, Wei Luo, Paul Gastin, Daniel Dwyer

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 676-681, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Machine learning enabled team performance analysis in the dynamical environment of soccer

S Kusmakar, S Shelyag, Y Zhu, D Dwyer, P Gastin, M Angelova Turkedjieva

(2020), pp. 1-15, IEEE Access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Technical determinants of success in professional women's soccer: a wider range of variables reveals new insights

Laura de Jong, Paul Gastin, Maia Angelova Turkedjieva, Lyndell Bruce, Dan Dwyer

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 1-12, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article
2019

The influence of match characteristics and experience on decision-making performance in AFL umpires

Sean Corrigan, Dan Dwyer, Briana Harvey, Paul Gastin

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 112-116, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The Australian high performance and sport science workforce: a national profile

Dan Dwyer, Kylie Bellesini, Paul Gastin, Peter Kremer, Andrew Dawson

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 227-231, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The relationship between match performance indicators and outcome in Australian football

Christopher Young, Wei Luo, Paul Gastin, Jacqueline Tran, Dan Dwyer

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 467-471, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Understanding effective tactics in Australian football using network analysis

Christopher Young, Wei Luo, Paul Gastin, Jerry Lai, Daniel Dwyer

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 331-341, International journal of performance analysis in sport, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Australian Football League injury characteristics differ between matches and training: a longitudinal analysis of changes in the setting, site, and time span from 1997 to 2016

D Hoffman, D Dwyer, J Tran, P Clifton, P Gastin

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Is injury associated with team performance in elite Australian football? 20 years of player injury and team performance data that include measures of individual player value

D Hoffman, D Dwyer, S Bowe, P Clifton, P Gastin

(2019), pp. 1-6, British journal of sports medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Modelling match outcome in Australian football: improved accuracy with large databases

C Young, W Luo, P Gastin, J Tran, D Dwyer

(2019), Vol. 18, pp. 80-92, International journal of computer science in sport, Warsaw, Poland, C1

journal article
2018

Validity of the ActiGraph GT3X+ and BodyMedia SenseWear Armband to estimate energy expenditure during physical activity and sport

P Gastin, C Cayzer, D Dwyer, S Robertson

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 291-295, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

The player load associated with typical activities in elite netball

J Bailey, P Gastin, L Mackey, D Dwyer

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1218-1223, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2016

Performance analysis and prediction in triathlon

B Ofoghi, J Zeleznikow, C Macmahon, J Rehula, D Dwyer

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 607-612, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Modeling intermittent cycling performance in hypoxia using the critical power concept

S Shearman, D Dwyer, P Skiba, N Townsend

(2016), Vol. 48, pp. 527-535, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Short duration heat acclimation in Australian football players

M Kelly, P Gastin, D Dwyer, S Sostaric, R Snow

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 118-125, Journal of sports science and medicine, Bursa, Turkey, C1

journal article

Player load in elite netball: match, training and positional comparisons

C Young, P Gastin, N Sanders, L Mackey, D Dwyer

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1074-1079, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Metabolic power method underestimates energy expenditure in field sport movements using a GPS tracking system

D Brown, D Dwyer, S Robertson, P Gastin

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1067-1073, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Induced alkalosis and gastrointestinal symptoms after sodium citrate ingestion: a dose-response investigation

C Urwin, D Dwyer, A Carr

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 542-548, International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2014

Influence of field position and phase of play on the physical demands of match-play in professional rugby league forwards

T Gabbett, C Polley, D Dwyer, S Kearnet, A Corvo

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 556-561, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

journal article

The effect of environmental conditions on performance in timed cycling events

D Dwyer

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 17-22, Journal of Science and Cycling, Pulianas, Granada, C1

journal article
2013

Supporting athlete selection and strategic planning in track cycling omnium: A statistical and machine learning approach

B Ofoghi, J Zeleznikow, C Macmahon, D Dwyer

(2013), Vol. 233, pp. 200-213, Information Sciences, C1

journal article

Modelling and analysing track cycling Omnium performances using statistical and machine learning techniques

B Ofoghi, J Zeleznikow, D Dwyer, C MacMahon

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 954-962, Journal of sports sciences, Oxon, England, C1

journal article

The elimination race in track cycling : patterns and predictors of performance

D Dwyer, B Ofoghi, E Huntsman, D Rossitto, C McMahon, J Zeleznikow

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 6-12, Journal of science and cycling, Granada, Spain, C1

journal article
2012

Global positioning system data analysis: Velocity ranges and a new definition of sprinting for field sport athletes

D Dwyer, T Gabbett

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 818-824, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, C1-1

journal article
2010

Recommendations for improved data processing from expired gas analysis indirect calorimetry

R Robergs, D Dwyer, T Astorino

(2010), Vol. 40, pp. 95-111, Sports Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Considerations for the use of salivary IgA for monitoring mucosal immune function

D Dwyer, C Booth, P Pacque, M Ball

(2010), Vol. 81, pp. 581-584, Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, C1-1

journal article

A machine learning approach to predicting winning patterns in track cycling omnium

B Ofoghi, J Zeleznikow, C MacMahon, D Dwyer

(2010), Vol. 331 AICT, pp. 67-76, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, E1-1

conference
2009

Measurement of immunoglobulin A in saliva by particle-enhanced nephelometric immunoassay: Sample collection, limits of quantitation, precision, stability and reference range

C Booth, D Dwyer, P Pacque, M Ball

(2009), Vol. 46, pp. 401-406, Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, C1-1

journal article
2007

The effect of an ultra-endurance running race on mucosal and humoral immune function

P Pacque, C Booth, M Ball, D Dwyer

(2007), Vol. 47, pp. 496-501, Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, Torino, Italy, C1-1

journal article
2005

Review of the fitness and physical aptitude assessments for potential firefighters

D Dwyer, R Brooker

(2005), Hobart, Tasmania, A6-1

research report/technical paper

Report on the physical activity and health status of Qantas (Hobart) call centre employees

P Cooley, D Dwyer, R Brooker

(2005), Hobart, Tasmania, A6-1

research report/technical paper
2004

Pedometers may not provide a positive effect on walking activity

Lyra Butler, Dan Dwyer

(2004), Vol. 15, pp. 134-136, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, C1-1

journal article
2003

Cardiac adaptation to endurance exercise in rats

A Fenning, G Harrison, D Dwyer, R Meyer, L Brown

(2003), Vol. 251, pp. 51-59, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, C1-1

journal article
2002

Short term aerobic exercise training in young males does not alter sensitivity to a central serotonin agonist

D Dwyer, J Flynn

(2002), Vol. 87, pp. 83-89, Experimental Physiology, C1-1

journal article

Salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA) as a biomarker of immune suppression following the combat fitness assessment

P Pacque, C Booth, D Dwyer

(2002), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2000

Endurance training in Wistar rats decreases receptor sensitivity to a serotonin agonist

D Dwyer, J Browning

(2000), Vol. 170, pp. 211-216, Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, C1-1

journal article
1999

The reliability of muscle biopsies taken from vastus lateralis

D Dwyer, J Browning, S Weinstein

(1999), Vol. 2, pp. 333-340, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Intelligent Sensor processing for Enhancing Defence Decision Support.

Prof Maia Angelova Turkedjieva, Dr Ye Zhu, A/Prof Tim Wilkin, Dr Dan Dwyer, Dr Alex Kalloniatsis, Prof Paul Gastin

  • 2019: $30,000
  • 2018: $20,000

Industry and Other Funding

Profiling the Australian High Performance and Sports Science Workforce

Dr Andrew Dawson, A/Prof Paul Gastin, Dr Dan Dwyer, Dr Peter Kremer

  • 2014: $26,071
  • 2013: $34,298

Research and innovation in elite Australian football

A/Prof Paul Gastin, Dr Jacqueline Tran, Dr Dan Dwyer

  • 2017: $118,424

Netball Australia Deakin Performance Insights Project.

Dr Lyndell Bruce, Dr Dan Dwyer, Dr Bahadorreza Ofoghi

  • 2019: $30,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Daniel Hoffman

Thesis entitled: Australian football injury patterns, risk factors and association with performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2019

Christopher Young

Thesis entitled: Identifying Optimal Technical and Tactical Performance Characteristics in Australian Football

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences