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Dr. James is an internationally recognised sport technology researcher and leads an ongoing collaboration between Griffith University and the Queensland Academy of Sport, he leads a team of 15 researchers. He has produced innovative solutions for Australia’s elite sporting organisations, some of which have been realized as commercial devices. He has attracted national and international competitive funding and published his work in the scientific literature.. His work is regularly featured in the popular press and has attracted international attention.

Roles Current
Programme Manager Sports and Biomedical, Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications, Griffith School of Engineering 

Technology in Sport research Leader, Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science, Queensland Academy of Sport 

Previous Roles 

Dr James has worked as a glaciologist in the Antarctic, brain wave (EEG) analyst in psychophysiology, lecturer in sports science and biomedical science and a brief stint in the investment banking sector in London as a developer/analyst.


Holds a PhD in computational physics, Masters by research in chemical sensors,  Science honors and undergraduate degree majoring in physics and mathematics.

Dr. James is a professional member of the International Sports Engineering Association and member of the executive council and a professional member of Sports Medicine Australia. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a level 2 NCAS accredited coach.


Dr. James has supervised over 20 honors thesis, 2 masters by research and 10 PhD’s to completion. He currently supervises 2 post doctoral fellows, 6 PhD students and 3 research assistants.