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James Wright

Dr James Wright

Senior Lecturer


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.

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

The MSc in Clinical Exercise Science explores the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease. This course will...

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), this degree is founded upon the underlying principles of physiology, psychology and biomechanics...

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy

This dynamic sport and exercise therapy degree will help provide you with the essential professional skills and musculoskeletal expertise you will need to secure an exciting...

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching has been designed to develop coaching skills and offer progressive coaching opportunities as your ability, knowledge and confidence develops...