Position: Lecturer in Sports Coaching & Performance Analysis
College: College of Life & Natural Sciences
Department: Life Sciences
Subject area: Sport and Exercise
I joined the University of Derby in November 2015 as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise specialising in sports coaching and performance analysis. I am currently Module Leader for Level 3 Foundation in Sport and Exercise alongside Level 5 and Level 6 Sports Coaching. I completed my BSc (Hons) degree at the University of Hertfordshire where I subsequently started my teaching career. Following my undergraduate degree I started a PhD in Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitain University in conjunction with England Netball, which I am due to complete in 2016. My research involves the design, implementation and review of a multimedia performance profiling technique, developed in situ with two international elite sport teams.
Level 3 - Foundation in Sport & Exercise
Level 4 - Coaching and Skill Acquisition
Level 4 - Academic & Applied Skills
Level 4 - Principles of Sports Biomechanics and Performance Analysis
Level 5 - Sports Coaching: Theory & Practice
Level 6 - Advanced Sports Coaching
Level 7 - Sports Training Principles
Variability in performance
The working relationship between coach and performance analyst
The role of performance analysis in the coaching process
International Society of Performance Analysis (ISPAS) - Level 5 (World Class) accredited performance analyst
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies - University of Hertfordshire
PGCert in Higher Education - University of Derby (Ongoing)
PhD in Sports Coaching & Performance Analysis - Cardiff Metropolitan University (Ongoing)
Butterworth, A.D., Turner, D.J. & Johnstone, J.A. (2012). Coaches perceptions of the potential use of performance analysis in badminton. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12(2), 452-467.
Butterworth, A.D., O'Donoghue, P. & Cropley, B. (2013). Performance profiling in sports coaching: a review. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13(3), 572-593.
Butterworth, A.D. & Turner, D.J. (2014). Becoming a performance analyst: autoethnographic reflections on agency and facilitated transformational growth. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 15(5), 552-562.
Mayes, A. & Butterworth, A.D. (2014). Player centricity and lifelong learning. Global Sportstec Innovation Conference (GSIC) London.
Senior Performance Analyst - England Netball (Current)
Head of Performance Analysis - Loughborough Lightning (Current)
Head of Performance Analysis - University of Hertfordshire
Performance Analyst - Badminton England
Performance Analyst - TeamGB (London 2012 Paralympics)
Performance Analyst - Hertfordshire Mavericks
Performance Analyst - Watford Ladies FC
Performance Analyst - Arsenal Ladies FC
Technical Video Service (TVS) - LOCOG (London 2012 Olympics)
Applied Assistant Biomechanist - England Athletics
Extensive international travel with applied performance analysis work including tours and work including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Jamaica.
Going for Gold - How to combine elite sports training with university - The Independent (August 2016) -
Could you be the next Usain Bolt? - The Independent (August 2016) -