Staff Profiles: Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Staff Profile: Dr. Jonathan Hughes
Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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


Jonathan predominantly works with post graduate research students who are undertaking research based MSc's and PhD's. Joanthan's research interests lie in helping to better understand the development of atheltic potential and reduction in injury risk via eccentric exercise.


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)