Applied Technology and Innovation
Director: Ian Burns
Leads a collaborative sports research, applied technology and innovation program delivering performance advantage. Through clearly prioritised channels of research, multi-disciplinary expert programs, technical expertise and solutions in areas where a unified or nationwide approach is appropriate.
Programs within Applied Technology and Innovation
Manager: Damien Carter
The Engineering Programs Team provide the technical and engineering capabilities to support the AIS’ role in the national high performance system, delivering the larger system level tools and solutions on the frontiers of ethical sporting performance, that no other body is naturally positioned to do. Continued investment in new equipment and technology for the Engineering Team, along with an increase in Engineering Team staff numbers recently, has armed the AT&I Team with exceptional capability to deliver technical and equipment based solutions to NSOs.
Manager: Mick Drew
Implements health improvement and injury/illness prevention programs and professional practices to increase the availability of high performance and emerging athletes, to allow them to continue to train and compete successfully throughout their career. As well as growing sport professionals’ knowledge and skills to implement athlete availability programs, through the development implementation of tools and education programs.
Gold Medal Ready Program
Manager: Rosie Stanimirovic
Manages a multi-sport program that assists athletes to be world best in converting medal potential into mental readiness to deliver Gold Medals at major events, especially Olympic Games.
Video and Machine Learning
Specialist: Stuart Morgan
Develops machine learning technology and its applied outcomes to optimise the Australian high performance training and competition environments. Undertakes design and execution of projects using advanced techniques in data capture, analysis and machine learning, to generate competitive advantage for Australian athletes, coaches and their support teams.
Research and Development
Manager: Tim Kelly
This team leads research channel identification, funding and PhD projects as well as overseeing development and implementation of these research initiatives as they mature.
Athlete Management System
Leads and manages the national implementation of the Athlete Management System to monitor high performance athletes and ensure that the data produced will provide decision support for athletes, coaches, scientists, clinicians and other key system partners. Interfaces with the National Institute Network, National Sporting Organisations, sport science, sport medicine practitioners and coaches to achieve successful data outcomes.