Professor Ben Jones, Professor

Professor Ben Jones

Professor

Ben completed his BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD at Leeds Beckett University, before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology in 2013. Ben received his Professorship in 2017, at the age of 31.

Ben is also an accredited strength and conditioning coach and works in a consultancy capacity with sports teams and national governing bodies. In 2015, he was joint-awarded the Researcher of the Year at Leeds Beckett University with Dr Kevin Till, and in 2017 was awarded the UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Research and Education.

Current Teaching

Delivers lectures on the Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate and postgraduate taught provisions

Module leader; The Physiology of Sports Conditioning (MSc Strength and Conditioning)

PhD and Postgraduate Research Supervision

Research Interests

Ben’s research initially focused on the fluid and electrolyte balance of team sport athletes. More recently, Ben’s research has been in collaboration with various sports teams and governing bodies, focusing on the training load and match demands of senior and youth athletes, fatigue and recovery following various exercise modalities, and the nutritional requirements of team sport athletes.

Ben is leading and collaborating on a number of externally funded international research projects. Research projects are in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, World Rugby, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League, Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union, Bath Rugby Union, Wasps Rugby Union, and Leeds United.

Ben frequently presents at national and international conferences, as an invited speaker.

Professor Ben Jones, Professor

Ask Me About

  1. Sport Science
  2. Sport
  3. Physical Education

Selected Outputs

  • Hopkinson M; Bissas N; Nicholson G; Beggs C; Scantlebury S; Hendricks S; Jones B (2019) Descriptions and definitions for the rugby league tackle. In: ISPAS Conference and workshop 2019, 11 September 2019 - 13 September 2019, Budapest.

  • Hopkinson M; Bissas N; Nicholson G; Beggs C; Scantlebury S; Hendricks S; Jones B (2019) Descriptions and definitions for the rugby league tackle. In: 8th International Workshop and Conference of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS), 11 September 2019 - 13 September 2019, Budapest.

    https://ispasbp.com/

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  • Jones B (2019) Training Loads and Exposure in Late specialization Sports; Challenges and Solutions. In: NSCA, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington, USA.

  • Nicholson B; Jones B; Dinsdale A; Till K (2019) Relationships between jump and sprint force-velocity profiles and performance. In: 2019 NSCA National Conference, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington DC.

    https://www.nsca.com/

  • Owen C; Till K; Phibbs P; Read D; Weakley J; Atkinson M; Stokes K; Kemp S; Jones B (2019) Countermovement jump qualities of elite academy rugby union players. In: 2019 NSCA National Conference, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington D.C, USA.

    https://www.nsca.com/education/abstracts/

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  • Heyward O; Mccormack S; Emmonds S; Roe G; Till K; Jones B (2019) Strength and Speed Characteristics of Women's Super League Players. In: 2019 NSCA National Conference, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington D.C. USA.

    http://www.eventscribe.com/2019/posters/nsca/home.asp

  • Phibbs P; Read D; Till K; Atkinson M; Williams S; Stokes K; Kemp S; Jones B (2019) Bigger, stronger, faster: The differences in physical qualities between player development group and England academy players in youth rugby union. In: 9th World Congress on Science and Football, 4 June 2019 - 7 June 2019, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

  • Read D; Weakley J; Fullagar H; Ramirez-Lopez C; Jones B; Cummins C; Sampson J (2019) Giving ‘live’ GPS feedback to athletes: Does it alter locomotor performance during small-sided games?. In: 9th World Congress of Science in Football, 4 June 2019 - 7 June 2019, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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  • Jones B; Dalton-Barron N (2019) Insights and Challenges from the Implementation of a League-wide GPS project in rugby league. In: World Congress Science and Football, 4 June 2019 - 7 June 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Jones B (2019) Monitoring and Evaluating Load in Team Sports. In: Sports Science Summit, 21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019, Leeds.

  • Jones B (2019) Applying Science to Sports Performance. In: Elevate Conference, 8 May 2019 - 9 May 2019, London.

  • Jones B (2019) Integrating Research within Sport Understanding Physical Qualities, Injury Risk, Match Demands & Performance. In: Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) conference, 5 April 2019 - 6 April 2019, Leeds, UK.

  • Smith DR; Duckworth L; Jones B (2017) Energy expenditure of elite rugby league and union players during an in-season period, measured using doubly labelled water. In: International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference, 19 December 2017 - 21 December 2017.

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  • Tee JC; Collins R; van Wyk D; Klingbeil J; van Rooyen I; Jones B (2017) A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INJURY RISK MANAGEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL RUGBY UNION. In: National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference 2017, 12 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, Las Vegas.

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  • Phibbs P; Jones B; Till K (2017) Monitoring workloads in collision sports: External load measures alone may not provide the full picture. In: NSCA National Conference 2017, 12 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

    http://www.eventscribe.com/2017/posters/NSCA/SplitViewer.asp?PID=MTA5Mjc5ODQzNjk

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  • Read D; Till K; Beasley G; Clarkson M; Heyworth R; Lee J; Jones B (2017) Peak running intensities in rugby union match-play: comparisons to whole match data. In: 40th annual conference of National Strength and Conditioning Association, 12 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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  • Phibbs P; Jones BL; Till K (2015) Training load and movement demands of English adolescent rugby union players. In: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference, 1 December 2015 - 2 December 2015, St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, UK.

  • Jones BL; O'Hara JP; Till KA; King RFGJ (2013) Post Exercise Hyponatremia in Premiership Rugby Union Players. In: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, 3 September 2013 - 5 September 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK.

  • Jones B; Till KA; Tester E; Emmonds S; Fahey J; Cooke C (2013) Seasonal Changes in Anthropometric, Fitness and Strength Characteristics within Academy Rugby League Players. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, 3 September 2013 - 5 September 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK.

  • Fahey J; Till KA; Jones B; Tester E; Emmonds S; Cooke C (2013) Speed, Momentum and Peak Power Characteristics of Academy Rugby League Backs and Forwards by Annual-Age Category. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, 3 September 2013 - 5 September 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK.

  • Emmonds S; Till KA; Tester E; Jones B; Fahey J; Cooke C (2013) The Longitudinal Development of Anthropometric and Fitness Characteristics within Academy Rugby League Players. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, 3 September 2013 - 5 September 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK.

  • Till KA; Emmonds S; Jones B; Tester E; Fahey J; Cooke C (2013) The Longitudinal Development of Strength Characteristics within Academy Rugby League Players. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, 3 September 2013 - 5 September 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK.

  • Tester E; Till KA; Jones B; Emmonds S; Fahey J; Cooke C (2013) Anthropometric, Fitness and Strength Characteristics of Academy Rugby League Backs and Forwards by Annual-Age Category. In: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, 3 September 2013 - 5 September 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK.

  • Drake A; King RFGJ; O'Hara JP; Brightmore A; Payne E; Fahey, J; Jones BL (2012) Improved race walking performance in a thermally stressful environment following Intermittent heat acclimation by Commonwealth Games Champion. In: Strength, Conditioning and Sports Therapy Research Symposium, 28 June 2012, Coventry University.

  • King RFGJ; O'Hara JP; Jones BL (2009) Hydration Status of Professional Rugby League Players during Match Play. In: The RFL Sports Medicine, Science & Performance Conference, 10 March 2009 - 11 March 2009, Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7LN.

  • O'Hara JP; Jones BL; King RFGJ (2009) Hydration status of rugby league players during home match play throughout the 2008 Super League season. In: Rugby League Inaugural Medical Conference, Leeds, UK.

  • Jones B; Hendricks S; Scantlebury S; Dalton-Barron N; Weaving D; Till K (2019) Match and collision characteristics and exposures across world rugby union.

  • Till K; Emmonds S; Jones B (2019) Talent Identification. In: Lloyd R; Oliver J ed. Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes: Science and Practical Aplications. Routledge,

  • Jones BL; Highton J; Twist C (2015) Monitoring Fatigue and Recovery. In: Till K; Jones B ed. Science of Sport Rugby.

  • Owens D; Jones BL; Bradley W; Close G (2015) Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids for Rugby. Till K; Jones B ed. .

  • Till K; Jones BL (2015) Fitness Testing for Rugby. In: Till K; Jones B ed. Science of Sport: Rugby.

  • Jones BL; O'Hara JP; King RFGJ (2014) The optimal fluid for the cyclist…..

  • Jones BL (2014) Why tennis players felt the heat is the Australian Open.

  • Jones BL (2008) The hydration status of professional rugby league players during the Engage 2008 super league season. [Master's Thesis].