Kate Yung PhD – RTP Through a Complex Systems Approach (Director of Medical and Performance Innovations – Kitchee Sports Club)

adaptation bayesian networks complexity emergence expected utility theory goodhart’s law nonlinear systems Apr 30, 2024


In this Research Unpacked Episode from Inform Performance, Dr Dylan Carmody chats to Physio and Researcher Kate Yung. Kate has a PhD focused on enhancing return-to-play methodologies through a complex systems approach, Kate’s background as a sports physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach spans collaborations with professional football teams and Olympic athletes across Hong Kong and Australia. She played a significant role as the lead coordinator and lecturer for the MSc Sports Medicine and Health Science – Team Physician and Physiotherapist module, nurturing the next wave of professionals in this field. Drawing from her experience working at the Centre for Data Science, Queensland University of Technology for a data science project funded by the Australian Institute of Sport, she has experience bridging the gap between data experts and sports practitioners in research and practice. In this episode, Kate Young discusses her research on complexity and return to sport decision making.

Topics Discussed

  • Defining Complexity
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Emergence and Adaptation
  • Goodhart’s Law and KPIs
  • Benefits and Drawbacks of Algorithms and Frameworks
  • Expected Utility Theory
  • Bayesian Networks

Paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358789227_Characteristics_of_Complex_Systems_in_Sports_Injury_Rehabilitation_Examples_and_Implications_for_Practice

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