Staff profile

Andrew Butterworth

Lecturer in Sports Coaching & Performance Analysis


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



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.


Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

International Society of Performance Analysis (ISPAS) - Level 5 (World Class) accredited performance analyst



Recent conferences

Mayes, A. & Butterworth, A.D. (2014). Player centricity and lifelong learning. Global Sportstec Innovation Conference (GSIC) London.


Experience in industry

International experience

Extensive international travel with applied performance analysis work including tours and work including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Jamaica.