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Dr Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Sports Strength and Conditioning

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). Chevron icon


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.


  • 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 & 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.


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.

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Youth training

Monitoring of injury risk and prevention

Professional positions

Member of the UKSCA Grants Panel

External examining

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