Dr Scott Drawer - Head of Research and Innovation
Dr Scott Drawer joined UK Sport in 2000 and is currently Head of Research & Innovation. Responsible for a budget in excess of £10m and a team of six, he has led a team responsible for delivering over 75 bespoke, customised and one-off performance solutions to a wide variety of sports involving development of custom equipment, training tools and technologies, and cutting edge insights into enhanced training and recovery methods for performance development.
Scott’s primary role is to act as the conductor of scientific, medical and technical expertise to support the best British athletes in the mission to Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. The development of such an extensive national and international network of technical excellence across all aspects of science, medicine and technology continues should continue to provide novel and unique opportunities in sport and supporting industries which showcase British excellence.
Prior to UK Sport, he spent three years providing performance analysis and technology support and services across a host of team and individual sports.
This involved the application of leading edge technologies to develop key performance data for coaches to inform tactics, technique and strategic development of individual athletic skill.
He has degrees from Brunel and Nottingham Trent universities and an MSc and PhD from Loughborough University.