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James Wright

Dr James Wright

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

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

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.

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.

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.

Recent publications

A full list of James's published works can be found on his Pure profile.

Journal articles

  • Harwood B, Wright J & Burnet S (2021). Reliability and validity of the Hypoxico Everest Summit II altitude generator. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. DOI: 10.1177/1754337121995976.
  • Mason L, Kirkland A, Steele J & Wright J (2020). The relationship between Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull variables and athletic performance measures: empirical study of English professional soccer players and meta-analysis of extant literature. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.20.11205-2.
  • Dickinson T & Wright J (2020). The Reliability and Accuracy of the Garmin Vector 3 Power Pedals. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. DOI: 10.1177/1754337120961600.
  • 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, 14(6): 855-858.
  • 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(2), 156–162
  • 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(6), 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.
  • 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.
  • Batten J, Batey J, Shafe L, Wright J & Ryan H (2014). Physical Activity and the Nintendo Wii: A Psycho-Physiological Approach. The Sport Journal.
  • Yule K, Wright J, Jobson S & Dabinett J (2014). Reflections on the much-revised BASES supervised Experience programme. The Sport and Exercise Scientist.
  • 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.

Conference presentations

  • 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, Jobson S, Bruce-Low S (2014). The reliability and validity of the 3-minute critical power test. Journal of Science and Cycling, 3(2).
  • 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).
  • 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.

Book sections/publications

  • 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.

Journal reviewer

  • Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
  • International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise
  • Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Awards

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