Staff Profiles: Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Staff Profile: Dr. Jonathan Hughes
Academic Course Leader for MSc Sports Strength and Conditioning

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Academic Course Leader for MSc Sports Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I joined the University in 2012 after undertaking PhD research at Massey University in New Zealand. I am a member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC).


As a practicing Strength & Conditioning coach I aim to bring the passion and experience I have to my undergraduate teaching. I hope to provide a solid evidence based approach to practice. I have particular interests in the development of youth athletes, the role of eccentric exercise in athletic development and injury risk and the role of monitoring of training on sport performance.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science University of Chichester 2000
MSc Sport & Exercise Science Roehampton University 2004
PGCert Education University of Greenwich 2006
PhD Exercise Physiology Massey University 2011


United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association - Accredited member (2006)

Teaching and research


I mainly teach on both the BSc and MSc Strength and Conditioning courses and research methods modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I supervise UGT and PGT dissertations and am currently supervising 3 PhD students. 


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Development of athletic performance and injury prevention with a focus on the role of eccentric exercise. Please see ResearchGate for my current publications:


More publications from Dr. Jonathan Hughes can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

I am an active S&C coach and currenty provide TASS support here at the University of Gloucestershire as well as provide support to school teams and indveividual athletes. I am also working with English Football Association,  Bristol Rugby, Bristol City FC, Bristol City Ladies.

Subjects for media interviews

Youth training

Monitoring of injury risk and prevention

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Professional positions

Member of the UKSCA Grants Panel

External examining

MSc Strength and Conditioning at Coventry University  (2015-18)