• 33 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Research Interests

My research interests primarily revolve around analytics of human movement, with a special interest in children's physical activity, motor competence and sedenatry behaviour. I am further interested in the application of sensors to human sport and exercise, obesity, response to exercise, exercise physiology, oxygen uptake kinetics, and exercise science, broadly.


Dr Clark is an early career researcher, with an incomparable passion and drive for the advancement of human movement analytics. He possesses a PhD in Physical Activity and Movement Analytics, a PGCHE TLHE (Dist.)., a M.Sc by Research (Exercise Physiology) and a B.Sc (1st class) in Sport and Exercise Science. Dr Clark is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Clark works at the forefront of technology integrated analytics of physical activity and motor competence, and has a vested interest in exercise and health science, broadly, he also holds advisory and advocacy positions for local government(s), and acts as a native language editor, associate editor, and expert reviewer across numerous internationally revered journals. 

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, University of the West of England

Physical activity analytics, Doctorate, Swansea University

Exercise physiology, MSc, University of Gloucestershire

Sport and Exercise Science, Degree, University of Gloucestershire

External positions

Engineering Behaviour Analytics in Sport and Exercise Research group , Swansea University

1 Sep 2013 → …


  • QP Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • sensing
  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity & Health
  • Technology

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 33 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 33 Article
  • 6 Review article
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Chapter

Physical activity characterization: Does one site fit all?

Clark, C. C. T., Nobre, G. C., Fernandes, J. F. T., Moran, J., Drury, B., Mannini, A., Gronek, P. & Podstawski, R., 24 Sep 2018, In : Physiological Measurement. 39, 9, 17 p., 09TR02.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Research Design
9 Citations (Scopus)

A Review of Emerging Analytical Techniques for Objective Physical Activity Measurement in Humans

Clark, C. C. T., Barnes, C. M., Stratton, G., McNarry, M. A., Mackintosh, K. A. & Summers, H. D., Mar 2017, In : Sports Medicine. 47, 3, p. 439-447 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Profiling Movement and Gait Quality Characteristics in Pre-School Children

Clark, C. C. T., Barnes, C. M., Swindell, N. J., Holton, M. D., Bingham, D. D., Collings, P. J., Barber, S. E., Summers, H. D., Mackintosh, K. A. & Stratton, G., 3 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Motor Behavior. 50, 5, p. 557-565 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mental Competency
Nonparametric Statistics
Cluster Analysis
7 Citations (Scopus)

A Meta-Analysis of Resistance Training in Female Youth: Its Effect on Muscular Strength, and Shortcomings in the Literature

Moran, J., Sandercock, G., Ramirez-Campillo, R., Clark, C. C. T., Fernandes, J. F. T. & Drury, B., Jul 2018, In : Sports Medicine. 48, 7, p. 1661-1671 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Resistance Training
Confidence Intervals

Objective profiling of varied human motion based on normative assessment of magnetometer time series data

Barnes, C. M., Clark, C. C. T., Rees, P., Stratton, G. & Summers, H. D., 26 Apr 2018, In : Physiological Measurement. 39, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Time series


BASES best doctorate nominee

Cain Clark (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Best doctorate in faculty

Cain Clark (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards

PhD academy awards nominee

Cain Clark (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Sports Medicine