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Research Interests

My research interests primarily revolve around data analytics, visualization and meta-analyses, with a special interest in  physical activity, motor competence, sedenatry behaviour and health improvement and management. 


Dr Clark is an early career researcher, with a passion and drive for the advancement of data 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 is prolific in meta-analysing health improvement and managment. He 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
  • HA Statistics
  • meta-analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • pattern recognition
  • profiling
  • R Medicine (General)

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Research Output 2016 2020

4 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

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 journalArticle

Open Access
Research Design
17 Citations (Scopus)
45 Downloads (Pure)

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 journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

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, 045007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Time series

Profiling Movement Behaviours in Pre-School Children: A Self-Organized Map Approach

Clark, C., Duncan, M., Eyre, E., Stratton, G., García-Massó, X. & Estevan, I., 7 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Competency
Waist Circumference
Cluster Analysis
Motor Activity

Physical activity, motor competence and movement and gait quality: A principal component analysis

Clark, C., Barnes, C. M., Duncan, M., Summers, H. D. & Stratton, G., Dec 2019, In : Human Movement Science. 68, 102523.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Principal Component Analysis
Mental Competency
Weights and Measures


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