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- Job title:
- Research Assistant
- School of Social Sciences & Law
- Research institute:
- Social Futures Institute
About Jonathan Taylor
Jonny has both BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in sport and exercise science, which were awarded by Teesside University (2009 - 2010). His particular area of expertise is sport and exercise physiology and he has experience of providing physiological support to endurance athletes and also team sports players.
Jonny is currently a professional member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is working towards full accreditation. In his spare time, he participates in athletics (middle distance running) and has represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at European U23 level on both the track (5000m) and Cross Country (both in 2009).
During his time at Teesside University he was a member of the Elite Athlete Bursary Scheme and won three British University Championships (1500m) in addition to a UK U23 5000m Championship.
As well as representing the British Universities on two occasions (2008/2009), Jonny is also an Ambassador for ASICS running and played football at a semi-professional level.
Jonny’s main research interests are monitoring training intensity, endurance performance and high-intensity intermittent performance.
In the news
- Jonathan Taylor
Athletics Weekly, 03/01/2013, p.54
Jonathon Taylor may have improved by seven seconds in the 3000m steeplechase to 8:38 last summer, but his major breakthrough came with his victory in the McCain Cross Challenge and European Trials in Liverpool in late November. This year specifically he has incorporated more strength work into his programme, which is prescribed by Stephen Payton (Paralympic medallist at 400m) at Teesside University. Taylor works full-time at the university as a research assistant in the sport and exercise department and spent four years there as a student prior to this.
- Taylor aiming for GB place
Northern Echo, 24/11/2012, p.54; Northern Echo (Web), 24/11/2012
Now the research assistant at Teesside University has his sights firmly set on a top eight finish today at Sefton Park to win selection for the Great Britain squad competing in the European Cross Country Championships in Budapest on December 9.