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Alun Owen


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  • 28 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Research Interests

My research interests include statistical modelling in sport and statistics education.

This include sports analytics, Bayesian dynamic prediction modelling in sport, and the impact of different surfaces in sport. I am also a member of the international organising committee for the bi-annual MathSport International conference (, a founder member of the Royal Statistical Society’s Statistics in Sport Section and editor of the Sport Trading Network Journal of Sports Modelling and Trading (

I have a record of academic publication and conference presentations in learning and teaching in statistics and the national lead for the statstutor online resources project ( I am also a member of the national steering committee for the sigma Network ( which promotes excellence in mathematics and statistics support, the national coordinator for the sigma Network’s Statistics Support Special Interest Group, and also editor of the learning and teaching publication MSOR Connections for the MOSR subject in HE (

External positions

sigma Network Steering Group Committee Member, sigma Network

1 Sep 2016 → …

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 28 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Abstract
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Poster
1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Perceived Links between Playing Surfaces and Injury: A Worldwide Study of Elite Association Football Players

Meers (nee Smith), A., Osei-Owusu, P., Harland, A., Owen, A. & Roberts, J., 20 Aug 2018, In : Sports Medicine - Open. 4, 40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Surface Properties
3 Citations (Scopus)

Elite players’ perceptions of football playing surfaces: a mixed effects ordinal logistic regression model of players’ perceptions

Owen, A., Meers (nee Smith), A., Osei-Owusu, P., Harland, A. & Roberts, J., 2017, In : Journal of Applied Statistics. 44, 3, p. 554-570 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ordinal Regression
Mixed Effects
Logistic Regression Model
Surface Quality

Key determinants of team success in elite men’s wheelchair basketball

Francis, J., Molnair, G., Owen, A. & Peters, D., Mar 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Information Systems
Reproducibility of Results
Area Under Curve

Modelling shooting performance across major international tournaments in elite men’s wheelchair basketball

Francis, J., Owen, A., Molnair, G. & Peters, D., Sep 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Odds Ratio
Logistic Models
Chi-Square Distribution

The Application of Hurdle Models to Accurately Model 0-0 Draws in Predictive Models of Football Match Outcomes

Owen, A., 26 Jun 2017, Proceedings of MathSport International 2017 Conference: Proceedings. De Francesco, C., De Giovanni, L., Ferrante, M., Fonseca, G., Lisi, F. & Pontarollo, S. (eds.). Padova University Press, p. 295-304 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access