Team - Three Space


Meet the Threespace team

Professor Jon Wheat

Jon is Professor of Sport and Exercise Biomechanics and Head of Research and Scholarly Activity in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity. He leads the Biomechanics Research Group which combines expertise in biomechanics, engineering, sensors, computer programming and motor learning to develop and use biomechanics and body morphology measurement systems outside of the lab, in more representative settings. Jon also has a keen interest in cycling biomechanics. In addition to his research, teaches on the MSc Sports Engineering in addition to the undergraduate programmes in Sport and Exercise Science.


Dr Simon Choppin

Simon is a senior research fellow. His current interests include the novel use of consumer depth cameras in biomechanics. Simon’s focus is on the algorithms and processes which manipulate the three-dimensional point data generated by depth cameras. In addition to this he has developed expertise in physical and statistical modelling, optimisation processes and ball aerodynamics.

A keen science communicator, Simon was awarded a British Science Association Media Fellowship in 2009 in which he worked with the Guardian newspaper. In 2011 he was awarded a fellowship with the Software Sustainability Institute. He edits and contributes to the CSER blog and is an associate editor of the Sports Engineering journal.


Dr Marcus Dunn

Marcus is a researcher specialising in video-based performance analysis systems, camera calibration and sports biomechanics. Marcus develops performance analysis systems for the Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium (SHUCAS) project. The project has delivered a state-of-the-art, technology demonstrator hub for physical activity.This work has recently been referenced in the Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and ParalympicGames – a joint UK Government and Mayor of London report.


Dr Alice Bullas

Alice  is a Graduate Intern within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Having completed her PhD within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research in 2017 on the importance of complex anthropometrics in the assessment of cyclist, Alice’s primary research interests revolve around kinathropometry and 3D imaging systems. However, Alice also maintains a research interest in biomechanics, applied sports science and sports technology.


Christina King

Christina is the business development manager for the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. She has over 17 years’ experience in project engineering, strategic and operational leadership and income generation. Specialist sector knowledge in sport, health and wellbeing credentials which span, small/medium enterprises, multinational commercial, governmental and third sector organisations.

In the ‘top 50 Women in Engineering on Twitter 2016’ (Daily Telegraph) and part of the London Sport Technology Innovation Award 2016 team, Christina is keen to facilitate new projects with organisations interested in the team’s expertise in 3D scanning and measurement.


Dr Chuang-Yuan Chui

Dr Chuang – Yuan Chiu is a researcher at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research and works in the area of applied computing. Chuang-Yuan’s research interests include sports technology, anthropometry and computer vision. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2016, during which he developed a cost-efficient 3D human scanning system for anthropometric analysis.


Michael Thelwell

Michael is PhD student within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Michael joined the group in 2016 when he enrolled in the Sports Engineering MSc course at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating with Distinction, before joining CSER to complete his PhD in October 2017.His PhD work focuses on developing a new complex anthropometric measure of human 3D ‘shape’ to be used in kinanthropometric assessments of individuals.


For more information about the team please refer to the Centre of Sports Engineering Research and Academy of Sport and Physical Activity staff webpage’s.