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Jocelyn Mara

University Of Canberra
Australia
Jocelyn is an Assistant Professor in Sports Analytics at the University of Canberra, working with the Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science (Faculty of Health), and the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UC-RISE). She is the course convenor for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics, and teaches across several units at the post-graduate and undergraduate level including Applied Data Analysis in Sport, Athlete Monitoring, Performance Analysis in Sport, and Sport Informatics and Analytics.

Jocelyn earned her doctoral degree at the University of Canberra in 2016, and was awarded the UC-RISE higher degree research student award. Her PhD research focused on performance analysis and physiology of elite female soccer players. Since then, Jocelyn's research has mainly focussed on performance analytics of team invasion sports including Australian Football, Hockey, Rugby Union and Rugby League.

Jocelyn is a self-proclaimed nerd, and is passionate about using data science to answer questions that can provide insight and inform decision-making, both on and off the sporting field. Jocelyn speaks R fluently, and can speak conversational Python, HTML and SQL. If she is not playing with data or watching Marvel movies, Jocelyn is probably mountain biking or being walked by her labrador.

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