Professor Ben Jones

Leeds Beckett University

Ben is a Professor of Sports Physiology and Performance at Leeds Beckett University. Ben also holds consultancy roles with the Rugby Football League as Head of Performance (England Performance Unit), Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union as Head of Academy Science and Research, and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League as Head of Science. Ben was awarded his PhD in 2013 and his Professorship in 2017. He has published over 120 scientific peer-review publications in sports performance and athlete development. Ben frequently presents at international conferences, is an accredited strength and conditioning coach (UKSCA) and won UK Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Research and Education in 2017. Ben is also a visiting researcher at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and University of New England, Australia.

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