Telephone number: 029 2041 6773
Email address: RPonting@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Ray has been the Dissertation Coordinator since 2010. Working alongside Area Dissertation Coordinators, Year 3 Tutors and the more than 80 Dissertation Supervisors, he plays a key role in supporting students through the dissertation process.
Research / Publications
Performance Analysis of tactics and techniques in Water Polo, Canoe Polo, Cricket and Canoe Slalom
Assessment of reliability in Performance Analysis
Incidence and aetiology of injuries in Swimming or Canoeing disciplines
Dissertation support and process
List of Publications
Ponting, R. (2006) Technological advances and performance analysis. In Dancs H., Hughes, M. and P. O'Donoghue (eds.) Book of proceedings World Conference of Performance Analysis of Sport VII (Szombathely, Hungary, 2006).
O'Donoghue P. and Ponting R. (2005) Equations for the number of matches required for stable performance profiles. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 4(2), 48-55.
Ponting R. and O'Donoghue P. (2004). A user group's evaluation of commercial performance analysis software. In P. O'Donoghue and M. Hughes (eds.) Performance Analysis of Sport VI. pp 262-266. Cardiff: Centre for Performance Analysis, UWIC.
Ponting, R., Edwards, E.F.R. and Joiner, J.G. (2001). Datasuit and computer profiling. pass.com conference (incorporated Fifth World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport and Third World Symposium of Computers in Sports Science), UWIC, Cardiff.
Ponting R., Griffiths I.W. and Davies B. (1999). Measurement of small movements. J. Physiol. Procs. 515.P: 44P
Ponting R., Heusch A.I. and Davies B. (1999). A fluid switch detector of air movement. J. Physiol. Procs. 515.P: 44P
Teaching and Supervision
Ray teaches in Performance Analysis, Research Methods and Performance (water polo and canoeing) modules.
Qualifications and Awards
MSc Sport and Exercise Science, Leeds Metropolitan University
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Edinburgh University
Fellow of the HEA
Member of BASES
Member of ISPAS
Fellow of the IOS
ICF canoe slalom judge
Ray has been a member of several validation/revalidation panels within Cardiff Met.
He has provided Performance Analysis support and training to various organisations including the British Canoe Union, UK Sports Institute, sportscoach UK, Badminton England, Canoe Wales, Lawn Tennis Association, Welsh Rugby Union and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
He is a member of Canoe Wales's National Coaching and Competition Committee
He is a reviewer for the Journal of Sports Sciences and the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport
Sport / Coaching Profile
Swimming (Scotland, British Students, Scottish Universities captain)
Water Polo (Scottish Universities)
Canoe Slalom (Wales)
Regularly played: canoe polo, rugby, basketball
Cardiff Met ladies water polo coach.
Qualified coach: swimming, water polo, canoe slalom and canoe polo.