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Athalie Redwood-Brown

Athalie Redwood-Brown

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Athalie Redwood-Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Performance Analysis of Sport. She is also Module Leader for Observational Analysis for Sport, MRes Performance Analysis, and IPAS Advanced Topics in Performance Analysis. Athalie works part-time at Nottingham Trent University and part-time in the football industry.

Career overview

  • Senior Lecturer Sport and Coaching Studies, Oxford Brookes University (September 2006 – February 2009)
  • Academic Team Leader - Programme Director, University of Reading (September 2004 – August 2006)
  • Lecturer Grade B – Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Reading (September 2002 – August 2004)

Research areas

Athalie's research interests include:

  • scoreline effects in soccer
  • role of performance analysis in performance profiling and experiential learning within soccer
  • identification of key performance indicators and their effect on performance
  • momentum in soccer.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

For the past six years Athalie has worked within the football industry, most recently as Pro Market Manager for an automated tracking company. Her role was to manage the design and development of products relating to the professional football market using automated tracking technology. Having been involved in football as a sports scientist / performance analyst for the past six years, Athalie is able to bring together academic research and cutting-edge technology to the applied field. With over 20 years' experience as a high performance athlete and ten years as an applied practitioner, Athalie's aim is to bridge the gap between academia, technology, and the market place.

Athalie has provided various local and international clubs with workshops and seminars on the practical application of sports psychology and mental preparation, namely:

  • Reading Football Club
  • Chelsea Academy Football Club
  • Burton Albion Football Club
  • Goring Tennis Club
  • Bracknell Bees Ice Hockey Team
  • Hampton Road Hockey Club, Virginia, USA
  • Members of Great British Rowing and Swimming teams
  • Members of the U21 English Football Team
  • Various English Premier League Football Clubs.

Athalie was also invited to speak at the London Triathlon Expedition on mental preparation in conjunction with the Swimming Teachers Association.

She is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Psychologists at the highest level. She is also a certified level 1 CrossFit Coach and REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent work is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:


'The effect of score-line on work rate in English FA Premier League soccer'. Redwood-Brown A, O'Donoghue P, Robinson G and Neilson P, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2012, 12 (2), 25-271

'The impact of different standards of opponents on observed player performance in the English Premier League'. Redwood-Brown A, Bussell C, Bharaj HS, Journal of Human Movement Science, 2012, 7 (2) 341-355

'Validation of a real-time analysis system for soccer'. Redwood-Brown A, Cranton W and Sunderland C, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2012, 33 (8), 1-16

'Passing patterns before and after goal scoring in FA Premier League Soccer'. Redwood-Brown A, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2008, 8 (3), 172-182

See all of Athalie Redwood-Brown's publications...

Press expertise

Athalie is able to comment on the following:

  • sport psychology
  • player behaviour
  • critical incidents on the pitch
  • score line effects
  • performance analysis
  • player statistics
  • player work-rate
  • player tracking
  • automated tracking
  • football
  • swimming
  • rowing.