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Dr Thomas Jones

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Dr Thomas Jones holds a PhD in Sports Physiology from Northumbria University and is accredited as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Scientist with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Dr Jones has held numerous roles in high performance sport including: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sports Physiologist and Data Analyst. Dr Jones has worked with a range of sports including; football, boxing, cross country skiing, biathlon, track and field, racket sports, rugby union, swimming and cricket.

Dr Jones is programme lead for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Northumbria University. Additionally, Dr Jones provides sports science support to Newcastle United Football Club Academy. Dr Jones also maintains research collaborations with the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre, Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club and Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence.

Thomas Jones

Campus Address

Northumberland Building, 234



Concurrent strength and endurance training

Neck strength and concussion risk in contact sports

Physical performance enhancement strategies across numerous sports

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Analysis of Warm-Up Strategies at a Cross-Country Skiing National Championship, Jones, T., Govus, A., Buskqvist, A., Andersson, E., McGawley, K. 1 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Comparison of the effects of velocity-based vs. traditional resistance training methods on adaptations in strength, power and sprint speed: a systematic review, meta-analysis and quality of evidence appraisal, Orange, S., Hritz, A., Pearson, L., Jefferies, O., Jones, T., Steele, J. 3 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Cross-country skiing and biathlon, Jones, T., McGawley, K. 23 Mar 2022, Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines , London, Taylor & Francis
  • Effects of cycling intensity on acute signaling adaptations to 8-weeks concurrent training in trained cyclists, Jones, T., Eddens, L., Kupusarevic, J., Camargo Madeira Simoes, D., Furber, M., Van Someren, K., Howatson, G. 23 Mar 2022, In: Frontiers in Physiology
  • Evolution of Anthropometric and Physical Performance Characteristics of International Male Cricketers from 2014 to 2020 in a World Cup Winning Nation, Scott, P., Ahmun, R., de Waymarn, C., Gardner, E., Bliss, A., Jones, T., Callaghan, S., Tallent, J. 7 Jun 2022, In: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
  • The Acute and Delayed Effects of Foam Rolling Duration on Male Athlete’s Flexibility and Vertical Jump Performance, Blades, C., Jones, T., Brownstein, C., Hicks, K. 25 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Strength and Conditioning
  • Variability of test match cricket and the effects of match location on physical demands in male seam bowlers, Bliss, A., Ahmun, R., Jowitt, H., Scott, P., Callaghan, S., Jones, T., Tallent, J. Mar 2022, In: International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
  • Aerobic exercise intensity does not affect the anabolic signaling following resistance exercise in endurance athletes, Jones, T., Eddens, L., Kupusarevic, J., Camargo Madeira Simoes, D., Fuber, M., Van Someren, K., Howatson, G. Dec 2021, In: Scientific Reports
  • Anthropometric, physiological and performance developments in cross-country skiers, Jones, T., Lindblom, H., Karlsson, O., Andersson, E., McGawley, K. 1 Dec 2021, In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Development in Adolescent Middle-Distance Athletes: A Study of Training Loadings, Physical Qualities, and Competition Performance, Jones, T., Shillabeer, B., Ryu, J., Cardinale, M. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Michael Harding Does Lower Limb Muscle Asymmetry Relate to Injury in Elite Football? Start Date: 10/02/2021

  • Physiology PhD June 01 2014
  • Accredited Anthropometrist - Level 3 - International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)
  • Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist - British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach - United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)


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