James Bray

Dr James W Bray

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences


+44 (0) 1482 464247

James joined the University of Hull back in December 2009 as an exercise physiology laboratory technician.

Whilst in this role, he studied part-time for a PhD exploring the relationships between training load and neuromuscular fatigue (NMF) in cricket fast bowlers.

After successfully completing his PhD, James has been promoted and is now a lecturer in sport and exercise nutrition.

He is also a highly competitive triathlete and has represented the Great Britain Age-Group Team at the European Championships.


Research Interests

  • Monitoring of training load in team sport
  • Applied sport and exercise nutrition


Bray, J.W., Fogarty, M., Barrett, S., Lovell, R., and Abt, G. (2016). 'Using microtechnology to evaluate the between- and within-match variability of professional Twenty20 cricket fast bowlers'. Professional Strength and Conditioning – UKSCA, 43(December), 19-26.

Hunter, F., Bray, J., Towlson, C., Smith, M., Barrett, S., Madden, J., Abt, G., and Lovell, R. (2014). 'Individulisation of time-motion analysis: A method comparision and case report series'. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(1), 41-48.

Hillman, A.R., Turner, M.C., Peart, D.J., Bray, J.W., Taylor, L., McNaughton, L.R., and Siegler, J.C. (2013). 'A comparison of hyperhydration versus ad libitum fluid intake strategies on measures of oxidative stress, thermoregulation and performance'. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 21(4), 305-317.

Siegler, J.C., Howell, K., Vince, R., Bray, J., Towlson, C., Peart, D., Mellor, D., and Atkin, S. (2012). 'Aspartame in conjunction with carbohydrates reduces insulin levels during endurance exercise'. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 9(1), 36-39.

Siegler, J.C., Marshall, P.W., Bray, J., and Towlson, C. (2012). 'Sodium bicarbonate supplementation and ingestion: does it matter?', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(7), 1953-1958.

Full list


Programmes taught on (2018)

Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (level 5)
  • Nutrition in a Specialist Sporting Population (level 5)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - pending
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PCAP) - pending

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Hull, UK
  • PG Cert, University of Hull, UK
  • MSc, University of Chester, UK
  • BSc (Hons), University of Chichester, UK

Awards and accolades

  • João Havelange Research Scholarship (FIFA): 18,000 US$ (2015)