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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sport analytics
  • Organisational decision making

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About Sam McIntosh

Dr Sam McIntosh completed his PhD in 2020, with Victoria University and the Western Bulldogs Football Club. Sam’s PhD focused on how player performance data can be modelled to inform various aspects of team and player individuality, value and potential, with a specific focus on providing a framework to support player drafting and recruitment in the AFL.

Since January 2020, Sam has been a List and Recruitment Analyst and Postdoctoral Researcher with Victoria University. He has spent time co-appointed with the Western Bulldogs Football Club, and contributes to Victoria University's TRACK team. Sam’s applied focus and research primarily investigates how player performance data and sport analytics can best forecast and profile athlete performance to improve organisational decision making.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2020
  • BAppSc (Hons), Victoria University, Australia, 2015
  • BExSpSc, Deakin University, Australia, 2014
  • BHlthRhbSc, Charles Sturt University, Australia, 2012

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 McIntosh, S., Jackson, K. B., & Robertson, S. (210101). Apples and oranges? Comparing player performances between the Australian Football League and second-tier leagues. Journal of Sports Sciences,

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1921372

2019 McIntosh, S., Kovalchik, S., & Robertson, S. (190801). Comparing subjective and objective evaluations of player performance in Australian Rules football. PLoS ONE, 14(8),

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220901

2019 McIntosh, S., Kovalchik, S., & Robertson, S. (190101). Multifactorial benchmarking of longitudinal player performance in the australian football league. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(MAY),

doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01283

2018 McIntosh, S., Kovalchik, S., & Robertson, S. (181201). Validation of the Australian Football League Player Ratings. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 13(6), (1064-1071).

doi: 10.1177/1747954118758000

2018 McIntosh, S., Kovalchik, S., & Robertson, S. (180504). Examination of player role in the Australian Football League using match performance data. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 18(3), (451-462).

doi: 10.1080/24748668.2018.1486116

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

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Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2020 - Present
List and Recruitment Analyst
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2020 -
Present
List and Recruitment Analyst
Victoria University