Lucy Holmes



​Senior Lecturer

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Lucy Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Sports Performance Analysis in Cardiff School of Sport. She is also the Programme Director for the MSc Sport Performance Analysis (Applied and Analytics) and MSc Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis). She joined the School in October 2008, having previously worked as Sport Science Technician at the University of Worcester.

Lucy has worked as Sport Science Consultant and Performance Analysis Consultant in International Rugby, International Hockey, Inter-County Gaelic Football and International Hockey. She has acted as Performance Analyst for Hockey Wales since 2013.

Research / Publications

Her primary research interests are focused around the implementation of performance analysis as a feedback tool and the impact that rule changes has had on the game of field hockey. She is also interested in the career development of practicing performance analysts.

O'Donoghue, P.G. and Holmes, L.A. (2015). Data Analysis in Sport, London: Routledge.

Holmes, L. (2014). The 'true' cost of Performance Analysis Support within Team Sports. Book of Abstracts, World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport X, Opatija.

Arundel, S. and Holmes, L. (2014). Performance Analysis of Sport IX. Performance Analysis of Show Jumping Strategy during British Eventing. 183.

Martin, L., Lambeth-Mansell, A., Beretta-Azevedo, L., Holmes, L.A., Wright, R. and St Clair Gibson, A. (2012). Even between-lap pacing despite high within-lap variation during mountain biking. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 7 (3), 261-270.

Tromp, M. and Holmes, L. (2011). The effect of free-hit rule changes on match variables and patterns of play in international standard women's field hockey. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 11, 376-391.

Neil, R., Faull, A., Wilson, K., Nichols, T., Edwards, C., Cullinane, A., Bowles, H. R. C., & Holmes, L. (2011, Sept). The provision of sport psychology support within a United Kingdom University: Insights into working with a Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cricket team. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, USA.

Holmes, L.A., Peters, D.M. and Robinson, P.D. (2008). A time motion analysis of elite women's hockey - implications for fitness assessment and training. Book of abstracts for the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport VIII, Magdeburg

Azevedo, L.B., Lambeth-Mansell, A., Martin, L., Wright, R.L. and Holmes, L.A. (2008). Reliability of nondifferential GPS on measurement of distance and elevation on cross-country mountain bike race. Conference proceedings British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES), Brunel.

L.Martin, R.Wright, A.Lambeth, L.Holmes and L.Azevedo (2007). Relationship between heart rate recovery and hill climbing performance in cross-country mountain biking. Conference proceedings British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES), Bath.

Lambeth, A., Martin, L., Azevedo, L., Holmes, L. and Wright, R  (2007). The physiological determinants of performance and exercise intensity of cross country mountain bike racing. Conference proceedings European College of Sports Science (ECSS), Finland.

Holmes, L.A., Robinson, P.D., and Peters, D.M. (2007). Accuracy of manual versus automated player tracking methods In field hockey. Conference proceedings of the 6th International Symposium of Computer Science in Sport, Calgary.

Holmes, L.A., Robinson, P.D., and Peters, D.M. (2006). How hard do they work?  A work rate analysis of elite level Women's Hockey. Book of abstracts for the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport VII, Szombathely, Hungary, Dancs, H., Hughes, M. & Ekler, J.H. (eds.), 109

Holmes, L. (2002). A Physiological Analysis of Work-Rate in English Female Football Players. Insight, 5, 54-55

    Teaching and Supervision

    She currently teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for sport performance analysis, sport and dance. She is the programme director for the MSc Sport Performance Analysis (Applied/Analytics) and MSc Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis)

    Qualifications and Awards

    BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, University College Worcester

    PG C Research Methods, University of Worcester

    MPhil, Performance Analysis. University of Coventry

    PgC Teaching in Higher Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University 

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    External Links

    She is a member of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport

    Sport / Coaching Profile

    Lucy has competed in the sports of Judo and Hockey.  Working as an analyst with Hockey Wales, Lucy has attended the 2014 Commonweatlh Games in Glasgow, World League Round 1 & 2 and European Championships.