Isaiah Elstak

PhD Student

Isaiah is PhD student at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, investigating the risks associated with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in football codes. This is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship.

Isaiah has previously completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). The thesis project was undertaken at the Centre and involved the investigation of the factors which influence the decision-making process of high-level football (soccer) coaches during dynamic and uncertain events during matches.

As an avid sports fan, Isaiah is interested in understanding how sports can be understood through systems thinking. As sports are a multibillion-dollar business, organisations are eager to implement new technologies which will give them an edge over their competition, however in an effort to access these gains risk management may be circumvented. Isaiah’s drive is to support the implementation of performance enhancing technologies whilst minimising the potential risks and mitigating harm.

Isaiah’s current research interests include:

  • Football
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Performance improvement in sport

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