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Professor Ben Jones


Professor Ben Jones
Contact Details
Professor Ben Jones

Professor

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 24009 B.Jones@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Ben Jones

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

Transforming sports performance: "Our aim is to maximise and athlete's career without compromising their love of sport." - Professor Ben Jones - Carnegie School of Sport

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (87)

Chapters (4)

  • Till K; Emmonds S; Jones B (2019) Talent Identification. In: Till K; Emmonds S; Jones B Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes: Science and Practical Aplications. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Till K; Jones BL (2015) Fitness Testing for Rugby. In: Till K; Jones BL Science of Sport: Rugby. : , pp. .
  • Jones BL; Highton J; Twist C (2015) Monitoring Fatigue and Recovery. In: Jones BL; Highton J; Twist C Science of Sport Rugby. : , pp. .
  • Owens D; Jones BL; Bradley W; Close G (2015) Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids for Rugby. In: Owens D; Jones BL; Bradley W; Close G . : , pp. .

Conference contributions (26)

  • Hopkinson M; Bissas N; Nicholson G; Beggs C; Scantlebury S; Hendricks S; Jones B (2019) Descriptions and definitions for the rugby league tackle Budapest 20190911. : .
  • Hopkinson M; Bissas N; Nicholson G; Beggs C; Scantlebury S; Hendricks S; Jones B (2019) Descriptions and definitions for the rugby league tackle. Budapest 20190911. : .
  • Jones B (2019) Training Loads and Exposure in Late specialization Sports; Challenges and Solutions Washington, USA 20190710. : .
  • Nicholson B; Jones B; Dinsdale A; Till K (2019) Relationships between jump and sprint force-velocity profiles and performance Washington DC 20190710. : National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
  • 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 Washington D.C, USA 20190710. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA): .
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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 Washington D.C. USA 20190710. : .
  • 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? Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 20190604. : .
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  • 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 Melbourne, VIC, Australia 20190604. : .
  • Jones B; Dalton-Barron N (2019) Insights and Challenges from the Implementation of a League-wide GPS project in rugby league Melbourne, Australia 20190604. : .
  • Jones B (2019) Monitoring and Evaluating Load in Team Sports Leeds 20190521. : .
  • Jones B (2019) Applying Science to Sports Performance London 20190508. : .
  • Jones B (2019) Integrating Research within Sport Understanding Physical Qualities, Injury Risk, Match Demands & Performance Leeds, UK 20190405. : .
  • 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. 20171219. : IJSNEM.
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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 Las Vegas 20170712. : .
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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 Las Vegas, USA 20170712. : .
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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 Las Vegas, NV, USA 20170712. : .
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  • Phibbs P; Jones BL; Till K (2015) Training load and movement demands of English adolescent rugby union players St George's Park, Burton upon Trent, UK 20151201. : .
  • Jones BL; O'Hara JP; Till KA; King RFGJ (2013) Post Exercise Hyponatremia in Premiership Rugby Union Players University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK 20130903. : .
  • 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 University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK 20130903. : .
  • 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 University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK 20130903. : .
  • 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 University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK 20130903. : .
  • 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 University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK 20130903. : .
  • Till KA; Emmonds S; Jones B; Tester E; Fahey J; Cooke C (2013) The Longitudinal Development of Strength Characteristics within Academy Rugby League Players University of Central Lancashire, Carlisle, UK 20130903. : .
  • 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 Coventry University 20120628. : .
  • King RFGJ; O'Hara JP; Jones BL (2009) Hydration Status of Professional Rugby League Players during Match Play Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7LN 20090310. : .
  • O'Hara JP; Jones BL; King RFGJ (2009) Hydration status of rugby league players during home match play throughout the 2008 Super League season. Leeds, UK . : .

Internet publications (2)

  • 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

Reports (1)

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

Theses or dissertations (1)

  • Jones BL (2008), The hydration status of professional rugby league players during the Engage 2008 super league season
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