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Professor Jamie Highton

Professor Jamie Highton, from the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, will deliver his inaugural lecture, titled Science in Team Sports: A Case Study in Rugby League, on Wednesday, October 18 in room 017 in the Anna Sutton Building on the University’s Exton Park site.

Leaning on over a decade of research from the Applied Sports Science Research Group at Chester, this lecture will overview the ways sports science has (and hasn’t) helped the understanding of elite sporting performance in rugby league, with a particular focus on the physiological demands of the sport. 

Jamie teaches in the areas of Sport and Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Research Methods on the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Chester. His research is focused on multiple-sprint sport exercise (with a particular focus on rugby), fatigue, pacing, nutritional interventions and the reliability and validity of measures in sport and exercise sciences. 

Jamie has worked as a consultant to a Super League Rugby League club, acted as an external examiner for several sports performance programmes and regularly examines PhDs and reviews papers on sports performance. His research as part of the Applied Sports Science Research Group has been cited more than 2000 times. He has also contributed to several chapters on the science of rugby in textbooks, the latest of which was for The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines.  

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance here. The lecture can be attended in person or online. Tea and coffee will be served in the foyer from 6pm with the lecture beginning at 6.30pm. 


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