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Dr James Fisher

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sport and Health

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James completed his BSc (Hons) Sport Science from the University of Chester, his MSc Exercise Physiology from Manchester Metropolitan University, and his PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Solent University. He went on to complete his PhD, titled The Scientific Application of Resistance Training, through Nottingham Trent University.

James draws on personal experiences as a fitness professional; strength and conditioning coach to amateur, professional, national and international athletes; GB wheelchair basketball coach at the London 2012 Games; and published researcher and reviewer to deliver the theoretical and practical knowledge required for future progression of health, fitness and sporting success.

Further information

James has previously been a freelance personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach; having worked with such notables as the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), GB goalball players, GB wheelchair basketball players, and international track and field athletes, as well as the University’s rugby, netball and American football teams.

As an exercise scientist he has been involved in testing with Premier League team, Southampton FC and Championship team, Bournemouth AFC.

James was assistant coach to GB Women’s Wheelchair basketball team through the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 cycle.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

Help patients back to optimal levels of fitness with this SST-accredited degree. Learn from clinically active staff and gain real-world experience with placements in a range of settings.

MSc Sport Science for Performance Coaching

Further your knowledge of sport science and athletic development with a master’s degree designed in partnership with industry experts and tailored to industry requirements.