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James joined the University of Bath in 2021 as an Exercise Physiology Laboratory Technician, working to maintain the teaching and research labs for the Department for Health. After completing his masters degree at the University of Exeter, James worked as an Exercise Physiologist for Nuffield Health's flagship medical centre in Canary Wharf and a freelance Sports Nutritionist and Strength & Conditioning Coach, where he worked with athletes from women's soccer & volleyball, and men's swimming, and basketball.

James is currently working on improving the accuracy and reliability of the DEXA scanners within the Deprtment for Health, including the devlopment of a longitudinal study monitoring seasonal variability of body composition analysis. James also manages the Department for Health research participant database which is a repository of previous study participants who have expressed an interest in taking part in future research.

James' future research plans are to study for a part-time PhD focusing on injury prevention within British Basketball and is actively seeking potential supervisors.

Research interests

  • Athlete Career Longevity
  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Injury Surveillance 

Teaching interests

James currently delivers the majority of physiology practical labs for the Sport and Exercise Science, Health and Exercise Science, Biomedical Science, and Sports Performance undergraduate courses. James takes an active role in improving our lab practicals and has redesigned a number of presentations and practical content to better support our students' learning. 

James is interested in all aspects of applied exercise physiology within health, wellbeing, and performance settings and is currently working with his collegues in the department to transform the Sport Performance course for the 2023 intake.

Teaching interests

  • Applied Sports Nutrition
  • Biomechanics of Injury
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Performance

Other responsibilities

Manage the teaching and DisAbility in Sport and Health (DASH) labs at the University of Bath.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Sport and Health Sciences, Master of Science, University of Exeter

Award Date: 24 Jan 2016

Human Biosciences / Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science, University of Plymouth

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

External positions

Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN), International Society of Sports Nutrition


Expert Panel Reviewer, British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences


Certfied Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association


Senior Health & Wellbeing Physiologist, Nuffield Health



  • Injury Prevention
  • Vitamin D
  • Basketball
  • Athlete Wellbeing
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Rehabilitation


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