Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport analytics
  • Applied statistics

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About Bartholomew Spencer

Bart is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Health and Sport (IHeS) at Victoria University.

Bart's postgraduate studies focused on spatio-temporal analysis in Australian Rules football. He has an interest in analysing player tracking data across multiple sports, having completed research on player performance in the AFL, NBA (basketball) and MLS (soccer).

Bart currently holds a join appointment with the San Antonio Spurs.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia 2019
  • MSc (Statistics), RMIT University, Australia 2014

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Spencer, B., Jackson, K., & Robertson, S. (190101). Fitting Motion Models to Contextual Player Behavior Paper presented at 12th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport: IACSS 2019. arXiv.
2018 Spencer, B., Bedin, T., Farrow, D., & Jackson, K. (180101). A method for evaluating player decision-making in the AustralianFootball League In Stefani, R. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at Proceedings 14th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport (ANZIAM Mathsport 2018) (pp. 7-12). ANZIAM Mathsport.
2016 Spencer, B., Morgan, S., Zeleznikow, J., & Robertson, S. (160101). Clustering team profiles in the Australian Football League using performance indicators In Stefani, R. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, Melbourne, 11-13 July, 2016 (pp. 27-32). Melbourne, Australia: ANZIAM MathSport.
. (700101). Complex Systems in Sport, International Congress: Linking Theory and Practice Paper presented at Complex Systems in Sport, International Congress: Linking Theory and Practice. Frontiers Media SA.

doi: 10.3389/978-2-88945-310-8

Year Citation
2019 Alexander, J. P., Spencer, B., Sweeting, A. J., Mara, J. K., & Robertson, S. (190803). The influence of match phase and field position on collective team behaviour in Australian Rules football. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), (1699-1707).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2019.1586077

2019 Robertson, S., Spencer, B., Back, N., & Farrow, D. (190603). A rule induction framework for the determination of representative learning design in skilled performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(11), (1280-1285).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1555905

2019 Alexander, J. P., Spencer, B., Mara, J. K., & Robertson, S. (190201). Collective team behaviour of Australian Rules football during phases of match play. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(3), (237-243).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1491113

2019 Spencer, B., Jackson, K., Bedin, T., & Robertson, S. (190101). Modelling the quality of player passing decisions in Australian Rules football relative to risk, reward and commitment. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(JULY),

doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01777

2017 Spencer, B., Robertson, S., & Morgan, S. (170704). Modelling within-team relative phase couplings using position derivatives in Australian rules football. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, 23(4), (372-383).

doi: 10.1080/13873954.2017.1336732

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

A model for decision-making in team sport complex systems (Phase 2) User insights into human physical performance via sensor & vision integration
From: CHAMPION DATA PTY LTD, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Commonwealth)
Investigators: Dr Damian Farrow, Aspr Samuel Robertson
For period: 2018-2019
$95,043

Supervision of research students at VU

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Teaching activities & experience

Bart is involved in the development and ongoing teaching of SFS7012 - Sports Analytics, as part of the Master of Sport Science (Football).

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.