Jocelyn Mara

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Following her undergraduate studies, Jocelyn undertook a post-graduate position at the Australian Institute of Sport as a Performance Analysis Scholar where she provided performance analysis servicing to a number of sports including swimming, football, netball and water polo. From 2013-2016 Jocelyn completed a PhD in the performance analysis of elite female soccer players. During this time Jocelyn was the performance analyst for the Canberra United Football Club, which involved conducting GPS analysis of players during training and matches. Jocelyn is currently a Lecturer in Sports Analytics at the University of Canberra.


Jocelyn is the course convenor for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics, teaching the units of Performance Analysis in Sport, Sport Informatics and Analytics, Athlete Monitoring and Data Analysis in Sport. 


Her research interests include performance analytics and load monitoring of team sports.

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Research Output 2012 2019

Analysing the short-term impact of substitutes vs. starters in international rugby

Michael, I., Serpell, B. G., Colomer, C. M. & Mara, J. K., 2019, In : International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 14, 5, p. 667-674 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Collective team behaviour of Australian Rules football during phases of match play

Alexander, J. P., Spencer, B., Mara, J. K. & Robertson, S., 1 Feb 2019, Journal of Sports Sciences, 37, 3, p. 237-243 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

Open Access
Geographic Information Systems
Analysis of Variance
Multivariate Analysis

How they scored the tries: applying cluster analysis to identify playing patterns that lead to tries in super rugby

Coughlan, M., Mountifield, C., Sharpe, S. & Mara, J. K., 4 May 2019, In : International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 19, 3, p. 435-451 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cluster Analysis

The influence of match phase and field position on collective team behaviour in Australian Rules football

Alexander, J. P., Spencer, B., Sweeting, A. J., Mara, J. K. & Robertson, S., 3 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 37, 15, p. 1699-1707 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geographic Information Systems
Analysis of Variance
5 Citations (Scopus)

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Australasian Association for Institutional Research, Special Interest Groups Forum

Jocelyn MARA (Speaker)
28 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk