Jerome Durussel

Data Scientist @ Catapult

As the Lead Data Scientist at Catapult, Jerome is responsible for delivering innovative solutions that help to shape performance in elite sport. During his PhD and postdoc in molecular biology applied to exercise physiology and anti-doping, Jerome worked on new ways of detecting illicit performance-enhancing drugs in sport using genetic technologies. During this period, Jerome started to use data science techniques to help him analyse genetic data and make proof-of-principle predictions. He then went on to deepen his data science knowledge with an intensive bootcamp before starting at Catapult in April 2015. His work with the English Cricket Board won a 2017 BT Sports Industry Award.