It’s been so long since I wrote anything here, I fear I’ve forgotten how. All I’ve written in the last few months is academic analysis of concussion data for scientific journals, so here’s hoping this doesn’t come out that way. But here goes… The failure to regulate “super shoes” hurts running. It undermines one of […]
Head injury risk in rugby: U20 World Champs case study
Last week I described, in detail, the evidence and process that has led to World Rugby’s High Tackle Framework and clampdown on high tackles. This time, I walk you through the case study of the recent U20s to illustrate the important concepts for risk identification.
Protecting the rugby player’s head – the paradox of tackler height and head injury
A look at the World Rugby concussion prevention approach that involves sanctions for dangerous high tackles to protect both players. I explain the rationale behind the strategy, the data and the desired outcomes.
Guest article: Prof Erik Boye on the bias in power in anti-doping
This is a guest post by Norweigian scientist Erik Boye, in which he raises concerns about the imbalance in power in antidoping and how it erodes confidence in the antidoping system
The Sun Yang-Mack Horton-FINA affair: Don’t stare too long at the Sun (sorry…)
Sun Yang is the villain of the piece, with two protests creating a dramatic backstory at the World Championships. He is emblamatic of a loss of confidence in the system, but if you looks at only at Sun, the deeper problem may disappear. Here’s why