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Jamie French


About Jamie French

Jamie is a qualified UK Athletics Coach Education Tutor with 12 years experience. His research interests include measuring health behaviours of young people as well as measuring the affects of physical activity on both physical and psychological health. He is himself a graduate of Leeds Beckett having studied on the BA Physical Education going on to complete a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Activity and Health.

Jamie has coached athletics for 12 years and is a qualified UK Athletics Coach Education Tutor and his research interests include measuring health behaviours of young people as well as measuring the effects of physical activity on both physical and psychological health.

Current Teaching

Jamie currently leads the BA Physical Education course as well as leading the final year students.

He also teaches Physical Activity and Health and Policy and Practice, but with particular expertise in Teaching and Coaching Athletics and Coach Education and Coach Development for UK athletics

Research Interests

Jamie's major research interests lie in the area of measuring young peoples healthy behaviours in a school setting and he is currently working with Education Leeds to develop a series of Health Behaviour questions.

Further to this, Jamie is also part of a long term National research project with the Department of Health looking at effective ways of promoting physical activity to a number of different target groups.

Jamie's other research interests include looking at the effect that physical activity has on the psychological well being of young people with a particular interest in exploring how physical activity can be used to manage depression.

Jamie is also very interested in researching how to increase aspects of performance in sprinting and horizontal jumps in athletics.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (3)

Conference contributions (7)

  • French J; Long M (2014) The Use of HIW in Endurance and Middle Distance Events Birmingham 26/02/2014.
  • French J (2014) The Use of Questions in Coaching and Coach Education Birmingham and Glasgow 25/01/2014.
  • French J; Allan C (2013) Holistic Child Development and Implications on Athletics Coaching Leeds Metropolitan University 28/09/2013.
  • French J; Long M (2013) High Intensity Warm ups and Middle Distance Running Birmingham 29/06/2013.
  • French J (2013) Linking UKA Technical Models To Science To Aid Delivery Birmingham 29/06/2013.
  • French J; Hussain B (2013) Science Behind Delivery - Running Huddersfield .
  • French J (2012) Holistic Child Development and Coaching London, Loughborough and Leeds 29/10/2012.

Internet publications (2)

Newspaper or magazine articles (9)

  • French J; Long M (2014) Going Round the Bend
  • French J; Long M (2014) Handle with Care
  • French J; Long M (2013) It's as easy as ABC
  • French J; Long M (2013) Knowing the physics of how object fly through the air can help field eventers
  • French J; Long M (2013) Coach Dependency - Making a Decision
  • French J; Long M (2013) Warming performance: Ground-breaking research into prior high-intensity exercisehttp://www.athleticsweekly.com/coaching/warming-performance/
  • French J; Long M (2013) How They Train - Janay DeLoachhttp://www.athleticsweekly.com/coaching/how-they-train-janay-deloach/
  • French J; Long M (2012) How to improve your VO2 max
  • French J (2012) Leaping the Benefits

Reports (1)

  • Long M; French J (2016) The potentiation effects of high intensity warm ups in a middle distance context. The British Milers' club.
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