Dr Julian Owen

Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science, Additional Duties

Contact info

Position: Lecturer.

Email: j.owen@bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: (01248) 38 2197

Twitter: @julianowenPhD

Location: Office 007.8, Padarn Building, Normal Site

Contact Info

Position: Lecturer.

Email: j.owen@bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: (01248) 38 2197

Twitter: @julianowenPhD

Location: Office 007.8, Padarn Building, Normal Site

Overview

Following an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (BSc, JMU) and 3-years working within academic (University of Liverpool) and pharmaceutical research (Astra Zeneca), Julian returned to Liverpool John Moores University to study for an MSc in Sport Physiology. An 8-year period followed working as a physiologist and strength & conditioning coach within professional soccer, rugby union and international hockey before starting a PhD at Bangor University in 2010. In 2013-2014 Julian was a Postdoctoral Fellow within the School before being appointed as a Lecturer in 2014. Within this role, Julian teaches on modules focused on applied sport science and performance physiology and also continues his applied work acting as a Performance Director (Board) for Squash Wales and a performance consultant with the North Wales Rugby Development Region.

Research

Current research includes:

  • Monitoring fatigue and athlete readiness during the training process
  • Models of predicting injury risk in athletes
  • Muscle architecture, performance and injury
  • Athlete development within player performance pathways

In addition I also continue research in the following areas:

  • Dehydration assessment methods
  • Pathphysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea

Teaching and Supervision

  • Introduction to Applied Sport Science (Level 4 BSc)
  • Human Physiology (Level 4 BSc)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 5 BSc)
  • Research Project (Level 6 BSc & Level 7 MSc)
  • Supervised Experience (Level 7 MSc)
  • Performance Physiology (Level 7 MSc)

Research Supervision

Gokhan Yagiz (PhD, 2019 to present) - Muscle architecture of vastus lateralis and bicep femoris long head: implications on injury risk and performance in rugby union players.

Ersagun Kepir (PhD, 2019 to present) - Muscle architecture of tibialis anterior and gastrocnemius: implications on injury risk and performance in rugby union players.

Seren Evans (PhD, 2018 to present) - Predicting injury, illness and underperformance in professional rugby union players.

Davide Mondin (Master by Research, 2018 to present) - Markers of fatigue and athlete readiness in Rugby Union.

Claire Griffith-McGeever (PhD, 2015 to present) - Inspiratory effort percetion and interoception to dyspnoea in health and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Grant Awards and Projects

Grants

Owen, J.A., Hardy, J.T., Mellalieu, S. Predicting injury, illness and underperformance in professional rugby union players. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Studentship£54,677. July 2018.

Owen, J.A., Jones, E.S. and Hardy, J.T. Athlete monitoring in rugby union. ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) Masters by Research Grant. £16,435. April 2018.

Blanchfield, A.W., Owen, J.A., and Griffiths, G. Development of a mindful-exercise training framework. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. £19,165. March 2016.

Earing, C.M.N., McKeon, D., Owen, J.A. and Kubis, H.P. Purchase of a pneumotachometer for research within the field of respiratory physiology in health and obstructive sleep apnoea. BCUHB Small grant scheme. £3,880. February 2016

Owen, J.A., Moore, J.P., and Kubis, H.P.Pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD studentship. £53,577. April 2015.

Owen, J.A. Conference and travel grant. European Hydration Institute. £1000. October 2012.

Owen, J.A., Walsh, N.P., and Oliver, S.J. Hypertonic and isotonic dehydration: effects on hydration marker utility and human performance. European Hydration Institute: Graduate research grant for the study of Human Hydration. £5,000. January 2012.

Projects

Predicting injury, illness and underperformance in professional rugby union players. June 2018 to present.

Inspiratory effort perception and interoception to breathlessness in health and obstructive sleep apnoea. October 2015 to present.

Methods of dehydration assessment and effects on subjective discomfort, well-being and exercise performance. October 2010 to present.

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • QP Physiology - Athlete monitoring, Training load, Injury risk, Obstructive sleep apnoea, Dehydration

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - PhD , Exercise Physiology , Bangor University
  • 2008 - MSc , Sport Physiology
  • 2006 - Professional , PGCE
  • 2006 - Professional , FA Fitness Trainers Award (2004 - 2006)
  • 1997 - Other , Diploma in Science & Football
  • 1995 - BSc , Applied Biochemistry

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