James studied for his undergraduate degree (BSc) in Sport & Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University & graduated in 2007. James’s time at Loughborough then continued as he went on to complete a PhD in Exercise Physiology which focused on the interaction between exercise and the neuroendocrine regulation of appetite & energy balance.
In November 2010, James commenced his post-doctoral research in the Exercise, Inflammation & Metabolism research group at Loughborough, during which time he contributed to the application which brought a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit (Diet, Lifestyle & Physical Activity) to the university. During the first three years of this award James worked as a Senior Research Associate across several research areas relating to exercise and its contribution to the management of chronic metabolic disease – particularly type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
James is currently a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology within the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences and his research continues to investigate the role of lifestyle (exercise and diet) in the development and management of obesity and obesity-related diseases.