Jonathan Taylor

Dr. Jonathan Taylor is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise at Teesside University and BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist. Jonathan has published research in various peer reviewed journals (Including Sports Medicine; International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance; Journal of Sport Sciences; Science and Medicine in football) and presented at national/international conferences (including ECSS, WCSF, BASES and UKSCA conferences), and a variety of regional workshops for large Sports companies (including VALD performance and Statsports). Jonathan also regularly reviews for peer-reviewed journals such as ‘Journal of Sports Sciences’; ‘The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research’. He has also accumulated a substantial amount of practical experience in providing sport science support, and recently returned to the University following a 3-year period working at Middlesbrough football club as ‘Lead Academy Sport Scientist’. Previously, Jonathan managed the sport science service at Teesside University providing physiological and biomechanical support to athletes from a variety of sports (including endurance athletes, combat sports athletes and team sports players - amongst others). In addition to his status as an Accredited BASES member, Jonathan is BASES supervisor/reviewer for the supervised experience pathway to Accreditation. In addition to providing sport science support, Jonathan has competed internationally as a middle-distance runner, and represented Great Britain and NI in the World and European Cross Country championships (2012/2013), and the European Athletics Championships (2016). He had the distinction of captaining the Great Britain and NI cross country team in a match with Europe and USA at the ‘Great Edinburgh Cross Country’ in 2015. Jonathan's research to date has generally focused on enhancing team-sports performance, specifically through the use of high-intensity interval training and performance profiling/testing. Jonathan has an interest in other areas such as 'endurance/running performance' and 'the use of recovery strategies to optimize performance'. Jonathan previously managed the University's Sport Science Service, and during this time worked with external clients from a variety of sports and backgrounds. With the Sport Science Service, Jonathan was able to establish a number of consultancy contracts with local institutions to support student athletes. He continues to provide consultancy to athletes/individuals outside of work.

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Super shoes: Explaining athletics’ new technological arms race

In the 1960s, when traditional cinder athletics tracks were replaced by spongy, synthetic surfaces, endurance running experienced a revolution. Long distance runners began clocking far faster times on the synthetic tracks, smashing multiple world records in the process. Today, another revolution is afoot: the development of the so-called ‘super...

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