The Inside Track Lecture on Engineering Sporting Excellence

17 October 2013, 1.00 PM - 17 October 2013, 1.00 PM

Find out how engineering solutions are delivering gains to a number of elite sports.
Kelvin Davies, an engineer and psychologist with many years' experience in aerospace engineering, works for BAE Systems, Advanced Technology Centre. He is the project lead of the BAE Systems Technology Partnership with UK Sport. This relationship is worth £2.3 million in support of British athletes in preparing for sporting success at International level. Running since 2007, the relationship gives the British sporting world access to leading-edge technologies as well as considerable engineering knowledge and expertise. The relationship has seen BAE Systems support around 20 elite sports teams and 140 individual athletes and their coaches.

Kelvin's lecture will provide an insight into some of the engineering solutions that are delivering ‘marginal gains’ to a number of elite sports, illustrated by examples of how these contributed to the successes seen during the events of 2012.

Thursday 17th October 2013, 13:00-14:00

Including refreshments afterwards - all welcome

1.15 Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building

The Inside Track Lecture series is aimed primarily at students - speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge. All lectures will be followed by a Question & Answer session, a chance to meet the speaker(s) over drinks and a related LinkedIn discussion.

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

*The Inside Track lectures are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email



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