Sian Allen

By: Dr. Sian Allen

Are you looking to take your data analysis skills to the next level?

Our applied performance analysis course is part of our pro-practitioner series; individual courses designed specially for sports scientists to help you excel in your career.
this 10 lesson course delivered by Dr Sian Allen, a senior research scientist at lululemon will hone your statistical analysis skills and deepen your knowledge of data while showing you the stats that really matter.

Why Take This Course?

Who Is This Course For?

This course is aimed at professional performance practitioners aiming to create impact for their clients. If you’re still studying – but you’re driving hard at becoming a performance scientist – then this course will advance your skills ahead of your stage of development.

The course will allow you to set your data and statistical analysis work with quality, clarity and rigour. You’ll be able to focus on the data that matters most and develop your skills to get the best out of your athletes.


  • Course introduction, key roles, ethics and impact.
  • Defining performance questions
  • Data architecture
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualisation
  • Data interpretation
  • How to analyse performance within an athlete
  • How to analyse performance between athletes
  • How to analyse performance at a team, sport, or national level
  • Assembling a case study and personal profile

Course Features

Course + Community = Results

You’ll have access to the course for the lifetime of the course. On top of the course content, a chance to connect with your expert tutor, you’ll have access to the Supporting Champions community forever!

In the community, you’ll find:

Course students from around the world, learning & engaging together

About The Course Tutor

Sian Allen

Dr. Sian Allen

Dr. Sian Allen is a Senior Research Scientist in the innovation team at Lululemon Athletica, Former Performance Intelligence Manager with New Zealand Institute of Sport, and holds a PhD in Statistical Modelling AUT.
"I’ve designed this course specifically to help performance scientist get the most from the opportunity in front of them of working with athletes and teams. There is a need to make sure you’re setting your systems, processes and performance questions up from the start of your work otherwise you’ll be playing catch up with your background work and scratching the surface of the difference you can make."

Course Reviews

Alex Bakker-Noguer
Performance Analyst, Loughborough University
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"As a performance analyst this course has provided me with the essential building blocks in order to progress my skills as an applied practitioner. It has also provided me with invaluable insights and tips that I can use to create impact."
Dr. Michele van Rooyen
Analyst, South Africa Women's Rugby
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"I found this course to be very informative and well structured. The information presented took you on a complete journey of Performance Analysis from designing key performance questions to the implementation of the findings which is not often discussed in an applied environment where capture and code are the most dominant requirements."
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