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Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Jonathan Hughes

Room: M402


+44 (0) 1978 293459


Jonathan is a senior lecturer for the BSc Sport Science and BSc Sport Coaching programme he is also strand leader for Sport and Exercise Sciences Foundation Year.

After serving in the Royal Marines, Jonathan gained a wide range of experience employed across several industry sectors: leisure, sport, training and security. This included setting up and managing his own fitness club business 1989 – 2003, before studying Sports Science 2004-7.

Jonathan is a Black belt 5th Dan in Ju Jutsu, and has been an active triathlete since 1984, completing six Ironman distance events including New Zealand in 1992 and 94, most recent IM France 2011.

Hobbies include, adventure travel, real ale sampling and world cuisine.

BSc (Hons) Sports Science


MPhil (2016)

BSc Sport Coaching

BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Performance development and training for challenging and hostile environments.

Self- defence training for special population groups.

Conference Proceedings

Hughes, J. and Donovan T. (2007). Fighting Fit: Fitness assessment for injury prevention in Ju-jitsu. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Chichester, UK