Daniel James (Executive Director)

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Daniel James is the executive director of SABEL Labs. He has developed wearable and small technologies for over a decade. He has   consulted widely with elite sports, health, research and consumer electronics organisations along the way. Initialled trained as an experimental physicist his skills have been augmented by industry courses, graduate business school including entrepreneurship and innovation.
He coordinates the Queensland Sports Technology Cluster, a Queensland based network he founded, that extends nationally and internationally as well.  Formerly based at Griffith University where was an associate professor he was the technology in sport research leader at the Queensland Academy of Sport as well. He is an executive member treasurer of the International Sports Engineering Association(ISEA), Senior Member of the IEEE and a non executive director of the Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN)

His early training in Physics, included a stint in the Antarctic as a glaciologist, before completing a research masters in sensor technology and then a PhD in Computational Physics. Post doctoral experiences in psychophysiology, EEG brain wave analysis and lecturing in the sports sciences and engineering honed an interest in the interface between technology and people. Following a stint in the finance sector in the UK he returned to Australia to pursue a range of projects with Australia’s elite sports bodies. His technical disciplines have been augmented by graduate business studies including innovation and entrepreneurship through Stanford.

An active sportsman, Dr James is an NCAS level 2 coach and maintains and interest in Japanese martial arts.

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