James Bray

Dr James W Bray

Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics and Programme Director for Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Faculty of Health Sciences


+44 (0) 1482 464247

James has worked his way up from lecturing on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Programme to now being the Programme Director. 

James also recently completed his PhD (2017), where he sought to quantify the relationship between training load and neuromuscular fatigue in cricket fast bowlers. 

Outside of work he is a highly competitive triathlete and has represented the Great Britain Age-group team at the European Championships for the last five seasons.


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 (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)
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PCAP) 

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)