Martí Casals

Martí Casals

Assistant Professor of Statistics

University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC)


I am an associate professor in biostatistics in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and I am a researcher of the Physical Activity and Sport Studies Centre (CEEAF) at the University of Vic Central University of Catalonia (UVic). I’m collaborating as an sports statistician at FC Barcelona and I collaborated as an external biostatistician and Basketball Analyst at Memphis Grizzlies. I’m a Phd in Statistics and my primary fields of expertise are:

  1. Sports Biostatistics: awareness and education of this role, reporting of statistical methods and epidemiological studies, and injury prevention.
  2. Sports Analytics: awareness and education of this role, team sports (preferably basketball analytics) and tennis.
  3. Teaching Statistical Science: Basic statistics, epidemiology and sports performance applied to degrees of Medicine, Physical activity and sports sciences, Physiotherapy and Nursing.


  • Statistical Science (Art of Statistics and Statistical modeling)
  • Sports Statistics (Sports Biostatistics, Sports Epidemiology and Sports Analytics)
  • Teaching basic Statistics (Communication, Innovation and gamification)
  • R software


  • PhD in Statistics, 2016 (summa cum laude)

    Barcelona University (UB)

  • MSc in Statistics and Operations Research, 2008-09 (Top mark)

    UPC's Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics

  • BSc in Financial and Actuarial Sciences, 2004

    Barcelona University (UB)

  • BSc in Statistics, 2001

    Barcelona University (UB)




Statistical Science






Researcher sports statistician and teaching statistical sciences activities

Barça Innovation Hub – Universitas (FCB)

Sep 2017 – Present Barcelona
Team member of Barça Innovation Hub – Universitas. Statistician Researcher, Sport Science and Medical Department. F.C. Barcelona

Assistant professor

School of Health and Sport Sciences (EUSES), University of Girona

Sep 2017 – Jul 2020 Girona

Main courses:

  • Statistics and methodology of applied research of Physical Activity (Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Science)

Assistant professor

University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC)

Sep 2016 – Present Barcelona

I am currently teaching the subject of Clinical Research and Critical Reading Skills (Degree in Medicine)

Main courses:

  • Clinical Research and Critical Reading Skills (Degree in Medicine)
  • Principles of Research in Health Sciences (Degree in Nursing)
  • Public Health (Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Sports Statistics (Master in Sports Performance UVic)
  • Statistical Softwares


University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC)

Sep 2016 – Present Vic
Sport Performance Analysis Research Group (SPARG) of the Sport and Physical Activity Studies Centre (CEEAF), University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC)

Researcher sports statistician

Memphis Grizzlies

Aug 2016 – Jan 2018
External Consulting Sports Injury Prevention Analyst

Assistant professor

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (International University of Catalonia)

Sep 2009 – Aug 2014 Barcelona


Main courses:

  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Degree in Medicine)
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Degree in Nursing)
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Degree in Physiotherapy)
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Degree in Dentistry)

Assistant and Researcher Biostatistician of the National Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP)

Public Health Agency of Barcelona (Epidemiology Service)

Sep 2007 – Sep 2017 Barcelona
Biostatistician consultant and Research Assistant and management

Recent Publications

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The use of recovery strategies by Spanish first division soccer teams: a cross-sectional survey

Performance changes during the off-season period in football players–Effects of age and previous hamstring injury


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