Not So Small Talk

Associate Professor Duncan recently teamed up with research colleagues Dr Ian Cunningham from Université Clermont Auvergne in France and Associate Professor of Communication Dr Peter Simmons of Charles Sturt University (Australia) to write an article on communication for the sports official, in Referee Magazine. The Official Publication of the National Association of Sports Officials in north America recognised the contribution that this team of researchers have contributed to the area with a 6 page spread in December’s edition… Ref1

Eye-Tracking Glasses Trial

IMG_3236Early in September we trialled a pair of Eye-Tracking Glasses in a pre-season friendly between Sony Centre Fury and the Glasgow Rocks. FIBA basketball referee Chris Dodds wore the glasses for the duration of the game (some might say its about time he put some glasses on!) and the following night we talked through some of his decisions. Here’s an example of what we found in a charge-block call.

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