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Research interests

James is internationally recognised as having expertise in exercise physiology or more specifically, exercise immunology. His research explores the impact lifestyle has on mechanisms of ageing and chronic disease. The projects James leads span two themes: (1) overweight/obesity and immune system ageing – with focus on adipose tissue immunology; and (2) physical activity and cancer immunology – with focus on factors that influence treatment outcomes, primarily in breast cancer.

James was employed in the Department for Health at the University of Bath from 2013-2022. James joined as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2018. In September 2022, James moved institutions to the University of Birmingham UK, to take up an Associate Professor position in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

For more information, please see his web profile at the University of Birmingham via the link here.

Please contact James via: [email protected]


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


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