Skip to main content
James Wright

Dr James Wright

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 3955 ext. 3955 Room no. RM204

Biography

James is a senior lecturer in sport science and performance. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. Following graduation, he briefly worked as a cardiac technician at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, before joining the University of Southampton as a sports science technician. During his time at Southampton University, James completed a part-time MSc in Sports Performance (2008). In 2010, James joined the University of Winchester as a sport science technician and teaching assistant. In 2013, James completed a PGCL&T in HE and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

James moved to Solent University in 2014 as a technician instructor and, as the BASES laboratory director, was responsible for the day-to-day running of the sports science laboratories. In 2018, he joined the academic team as a senior lecturer in sport science and performance and primarily teaches sport and exercise physiology. In 2019, James completed his PhD, which investigated the reliability and validity of a novel all-out cycling testing protocol to estimate critical power.

James is a BASES-accredited sport and exercise scientist and has experience of providing sports science support to amateur and professional athletes/teams.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    James is a BASES-accredited sport and exercise scientist and has experience of providing sports science support to professional football clubs, GB athletics, and GB cyclists and triathletes.
  2. Teaching experience

    Follow the link below to see James's teaching experience.

    2018-present: Senior Lecturer (Physiology) - Solent University.

    2014-18: Technician Instructor (Physiology and Biomechanics) - Solent University.

    2010-14: Associate Lecturer (Physiology), University of Winchester.

  3. Research interests

    James's research interests lie in: the reliability and validity of sports science testing equipment, critical power in cycling, power-duration relationship, cycling performance, and training science.
  4. Recent publications

    James has contributed to a number of publications. Follow the link below for a full list.
    • Wright J, Walker T, Burnet S & Jobson SJ (2019). The Reliability and Validity of the PowerTap P1 Power Pedals Before and After 100 Hours of Use. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. (In press).
    • Wright J, Bruce-Low S, Jobson SJ (2018). The 3-minute all-out cycling test is sensitive to changes in cadence using the Lode Excalibur Sport ergometer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37, 156–162
    • Wright J, Jobson SJ (2018). Validity and Reliability of the PowerTap P1 and Garmin Vector 2 Power Pedals. Journal of Sports Sciences, S89.DOI 10.1080/02640414.2018.1521633.
    • Wright J & Jobson SJ (2018). A Novel Cycling Protocol to Estimate Critical Power and the Finite Work Capacity. Journal of Sports Sciences, S18.DOI 10.1080/02640414.2018.1521633.
    • Wright J.Measure Everything in Three Minutes! In Jobson S & Irvine D (2017). Ultra-Distance Cycling: An Expert Guide to Endurance Cycling. Bloomsbury: London, 140–141.
    • Wright J, Bruce-Low S, Jobson SJ (2017). The Reliability and Validity of the 3-min All-out Cycling Critical Power Test. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 38, 462–467.
    • Wright J, Smith T, Witty G, Langdown L & Burnet S (2016). True grit - we all have choices: a Paralympian’s journey to the ‘roof of Africa’. The Sport and Exercise Scientist.
    • Wright J, Jobson S, Bruce-Low S & Jessop D (2015). The reliability and validity of the 3-minute critical power test in linear and isokinetic mode. Journal of Science and Cycling, 4(2).
    • Wright J, Jobson S, Bruce-Low S (2014). The reliability and validity of the 3-minute critical power test. Journal of Science and Cycling, 3(2).
    • Batten J, Birch P, Wright J, Manley A & Smith M (2014). An exploratory investigation examining male and female students' initial impressions and expectancies of lecturers. Teaching in Higher Education, 19(2), 113–125.
    • Yule K, Wright J, Jobson S & Dabinett J (2014). Reflections on the much-revised BASES supervised Experience programme. The Sport and Exercise Scientist.
    • Batten J, Batey J, Shafe L, Wright J & Ryan H (2014). Physical Activity and the Nintendo Wii: A Psycho-Physiological Approach. The Sport Journal.
    • Ryan H, Whittle C, Wright J & Yff B (2010). The use of heavy load squats as a warm-up for 100-m sprinting. BASES Conference Book of Abstracts, S149.
    • Wright J, Ball N, Wood L (2009). Fatigue, H/Q ratios and muscle coactivation in recreational football players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 17, 161–167.
  5. Awards

    2018, Routledge Recently Qualified Researcher Free Communication Award - BASES Annual Conference, Harrogate