Sports Analytics Innovation Summit
March 22, 2018, London
First Team Data Scientist
Laura is the First Team Data Scientist at Southampton FC where she leads the collection, analysis and reporting of performance data throughout the club. Laura has over five years’ experience in football, working within a multi-disciplinary Sport Medicine and Science team to ensure data is used effectively to impact practice. Her main role is to prescribe training loads for both fit and injured players, which enable the balance between optimal performance and minimal risk. In line with this, her PhD is examining trends in GPS-derived workloads and injury in Professional football, having already published her work on this in Academy football. With a background in Sport Science, Laura also assists in the delivery of conditioning and rehab sessions for the 1stteam squad. Prior to her current role, Laura worked as an Academy GPS analyst at both Southampton and Aston Villa.