Dr Benedict Low

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Benedict Low



  • PhD Exercise Science German Sport University Cologne,

  • MSc Performance Analysis of Sport Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg,

  • B.Eng. Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Introduction to Performance Analysis (SE136)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Talent Development in Sport (SE334)

  • Further Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health (SE738)

  • Research Project (SE740)


Journal articles (5)

Low, B., Boas, GV., Meyer, L., Lizaso, E., Hoitz, F., Leite, N. and Gonçalves, B., Exploring the effects of deep-defending vs high-press on footballers’ tactical behaviour, physical and physiological performance: A pilot study. Motriz: Revista de Educação Física. 24 (2)

Memmert, D., Klemp, M., Schwab, S. and Low, B., (2023). Individual attention capacity enhances in-field group performances in soccer. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1-18

Low, B., Rein, R., Schwab, S. and Memmert, D., (2022). Defending in 4-4-2 or 5-3-2 formation? small differences in footballers’ collective tactical behaviours. Journal of Sports Sciences. 40 (3), 351-363

Low, B., Rein, R., Raabe, D., Schwab, S. and Memmert, D., (2021). The porous high-press? An experimental approach investigating tactical behaviours from two pressing strategies in football. Journal of Sports Sciences. 39 (19), 2199-2210

Low, B., Coutinho, D., Gonçalves, B., Rein, R., Memmert, D. and Sampaio, J., (2020). A Systematic Review of Collective Tactical Behaviours in Football Using Positional Data. Sports Medicine. 50 (2), 343-385

Book chapters (2)

Low, ZWB., (2022). Taktische KPIs im Fußball. In: Spielanalyse im Sportspiel. Editors: Memmert, D., . Springer Spektrum. 213- 228. 978-3-662-63443-1

Low, ZWB., (2021). Collective tactical behaviours in football. In: Match Analysis How to Use Data in Professional Sport. Editors: Memmert, D., . Routledge. 197- 212. 1003160956. 9781003160953

Conferences (1)

Low, ZWB., Rein, R. and Memmert, D., Collective tactical behaviours in football from positional data

Grants and funding


Deeper insights into player-tracking data. A service for sport teams

University of Essex

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