Director for Sports Analysis and Coaching (BSc), Kingston University
James is the course director for the Sports Analysis and Coaching programme at the University. He can be called upon to comment extensively on the dynamics surrounding the coach/player relationship, as well as being able to provide technical analysis in the aftermath of team sport performances. With a background in sports science, having studied the subject here at Kingston, James has developed his knowledge to gain an insight and understanding of the functions of performance and the way in which technical and tactical parameters operate in all kind of sporting situations.
A keen runner (he has taken part in 18 marathons and now competes in Ultra-marathons, up to 100 miles) he is particularly proud of the University's new environmental chamber which has been installed within his department. The £100,000 chamber replicates temperatures, humidity and altitudes from around the world, allowing athletes from any discipline to train in extreme conditions. "The chamber is an invaluable piece of kit for our own sport and exercise students, as well as a superb facility for elite athletes," he says. "Here in Kingston we can create conditions for runners training for such arduous events as the Marathon des Sables (running in the Sahara) or trekking in the Amazon, as well as calmer European environments. In addition our students can see exactly what life is like in the sports industry and see how what they are learning here on their degree course might be applied out there in the world of work.
James and his team have worked in partnership with Fulham FC, AFC Wimbledon, the Wasps and London Irish. He is currently studying for a PhD which is examining the importance of the muscle group in the lower leg.
|2008||MSc in Applied Sport Science, St Mary's College, Twickenham.|
|2003||BSc (Hons), Sport Science, Kingston University.|
|2011 -||Senior lecturer and course director, Sports Analysis and Coaching, Kingston University.|
|2003 - 2010||Senior laboratory technician, Kingston University.|
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