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Jonathan Taylor

01642 34-
Job title:
Non Academic Non Contractual
Teesside University

About Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor
Non Academic Non Contractual, Teesside University
T: 01642 34-

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).

Research interests

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.

View Jonathan Taylor's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • Taylor returns to road racing action in style
    Evening Gazette, 26/03/2015, pg 63
    Teesside University staff member John Taylor marked his return to the roads by romping to victory at the Thirsk 10 Mile Race.

  • Middlesbrough runner tells of pride at being given Team GB captaincy after Mo Farah drops out
    Northern Echo online, 26/01/2015; Northern Echo, 26/01/2015
    Middlesbrough's Jonathan Taylor took Farah's place as captain of Team GB at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country race earlier this month and went on to finish seventh in the 8k race.

  • 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

  • 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 Coun