Programme led by

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Stephen Behan

SFI Centre: Insight
DCU - Dublin City University

Domain / Application Expertise


Dr Stephen Behan is an Assistant Professor with the School of Health and Human Performance in Dublin City University and is a collaborator with Insight. Insight is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organisations, with over 450 researchers, more than 220 industry partners and over €150 million of funding.

In his current role, Stephen teaches on the MSc and Professional Doctorate Programmes in Elite Performance in Sport. These programmes help exploit the working context of students by supporting them to develop evidence-based solutions to their ‘real world’ workplace problems from across the sporting landscape. Stephen’s research focus ranges from sports analytics, sports performance, skill acquisition and health promotion.

Dr. Behan was one of the lead researchers on the Moving Well-Being Well project. One of the largest research programmes of its kind in the world, Moving Well-Being Well broke the mould, intervening early in a child’s life to increase their physical literacy and provide them with the tools to be active for life. A focus was on improving children’s confidence and motivation towards physical activity through developing their fundamental movement skills. Stephen’s interest in Health and Human Performance continues in his current role.

Stephen has presented his work at numerous international conferences and publishes in a number of peer-reviewed journals.

Research Keywords
Machine Learning, Multimodal Data Analysis, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Neural Control of Human Movement