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Jonathan is a research assistant in the 'Sport and Exercise' department. He was awarded his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in 'Sport and Exercise Science' by Teesside University (2009 - 2010), and is currently enrolled on a PhD, studying in the area of physical preparation for sports performance. Jonathan has been involved in a number of major research projects within the 'Sport and Exercise department', in addition to carrying out his own research focusing on sports performance.
Jonathan manages the sport science service at the university and is experienced in providing physiological and biomechanical support to a variety of athletes (including endurance athletes, combat sports athletes and team sports players - amongst others), whilst he also provides physiological support for athlete's on the elite athlete support scheme at the university. He is a professional member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is working towards accreditation.
In his spare time, he is an international distance runner and represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World and European Cross Country championships (2012/2013), having previously represented Britain at under 23 level over 5000m and cross country (2009). He is an Ambassador for Brooks running UK. Whilst studying at the university, he was a member of the Elite Athlete Bursary Scheme and won three British University Championships (1500m).
To date Jonathan's research has focused on preparation for sports performance, and fitness testing, whilst he has been involved a major project working in collaboration with the North East Ambulance Service Trust.
He also has a particular interests in 'endurance performance', 'the physiology of combat sports' and 'the use of recovery strategies to optimize performance'.
Taylor, J. M., Weston, M., & Portas, M. D. (2013). The Effect of a Short Practical Warm-up Protocol on Repeated Sprint Performance. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 27(7), 2034-2038.
Taylor, J. M., Portas, M. D., Wright, M. D., Hurst, C., & Weston, M. (2012). Within-season variation of fitness in elite youth female soccer players. Athletic Enhancement.
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