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Dr James Wright

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sport and Health

James Wright


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 is a Senior 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.

At the BASES Annual Conference (2018), James won the Routledge Recently Qualified Researcher Free Communication Award.

James is a BASES-accredited sport and exercise scientist and has experience of providing sports science support to amateur and professional athletes/teams. He also works closely with BASES to deliver the supervised experience entry workshop, in addition to the combined supervisor/reviewer workshop.

Further information

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.

Taught courses

MSc Clinical Exercise Science

Explore the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease on this industry-led, practical course.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Gain a comprehensive understanding of sport and exercise performance with this BASES-endorsed degree that combines access to specialist facilities with professional placements and a hands-on learning.

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.

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Get ready to take athletes to the next level with our CIMSPA-endorsed degree. You’ll be working in professional facilities and alongside national sports clubs to gain top-class knowledge and skills.