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Dr Jamie Tallent

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Jamie Tallent

Profile

Biography

Jamie joined the University of Essex as a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences in September 2021. Previously he has worked at numerous academic institutes and was the lead strength and condition coach for Derbyshire County Cricket Club for 5 years. He also has over 10 years’ experience working in professional and developmental sport and has supported international and national athletes. He is a UK Strength and Conditioning Association tutor and grants panel member. Jamie has a PhD investigating neurological adaptations to eccentric resistance training. He works with numerous external partners that include the England Cricket Team, the Royal Ballet and professional football teams. He specialises in eccentric muscle contractions, neurological adaptations to resistance training, acute neuromuscular fatigue and has an interest in cricket and dance related research. He is also a board member of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.

Qualifications

  • PhD Northumbria University, (2013)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer in Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (6/9/2021 - present)

Other academic

  • Senior Research Fellow, Monash University (1/11/2021 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Science (SE106)

  • Training Techniques and Assessment of Athletes (SE208)

  • Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory (SE210)

  • Issues in Sport and Exercise Science (SE305)

  • Strength and Conditioning (SE307)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Contemporary Issues and Rehabilitation Practice (SE316)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Return to Sport (SE774)

  • Techniques in Strength and Conditioning (SE787)

  • Physiology of Training (SE790)

  • Critical Enquiry and Evidence-Based Practice (SE792)

  • Planning and Implementation of the Training Process (SE793)

  • Professional Development in Strength and Conditioning (SE796)

Previous supervision

Andrew Harland
Andrew Harland
Thesis title: Physical Match Demands of Women’S International Cricket.
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 6/10/2023

Publications

Journal articles (78)

Kilgallon, J., Cushion, E., Joffe, S. and Tallent, J., Reliability and validity of velocity measures and regression methods to predict maximal strength ability in the back-squat using a novel linear position transducer.. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

Mattiussi, A., Shaw, J., Cohen, D., Price, P., Brown, D., Pedlar, C. and Tallent, J., Reliability, Variability, and Minimal Detectable Change of Bilateral and Unilateral Lower Extremity Isometric Force Tests. Journal of Sport and Exercise Science

Moran, J., Vali, N., Tallent, J., Howe, L., Clemente, FM., Chaabene, H. and Ramirez-Campillo, R., Evaluating the Effects of Consecutive Phases of Plyometric Jump Training on Athletic Performance in Male Soccer Players: The Effect of Training Frequency and Volume Manipulations. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Rostami, M., Lee, A., Frazer, AK., Akalu, Y., Siddique, U., Pearce, AJ., Tallent, J. and Kidgell, DJ., (2024). Determining the corticospinal, intracortical and motor function responses to transcranial alternating current stimulation of the motor cortex in healthy adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain Research. 1822, 148650-148650

Scott, P., Ahmun, R., de Weymarn, C., Gardner, E., Jones, T., Bliss, A., Callaghan, S. and Tallent, J., (2023). Evolution of Anthropometric and Physical Performance Characteristics of International Male Cricketers from 2014 to 2020 in a World Cup Winning Nation. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 18 (4), 1190-1197

Peel, J., John, K., Page, J., Scott, G., Jeffries, O., Heffernan, S., Tallent, J. and Waldron, M., (2023). Factors contributing to the change in thermoneutral maximal oxygen consumption after iso-intensity heat acclimation programmes. European Journal of Sport Science. 23 (7), 1305-1314

Woodhead, A., North, J., Hill, J., Murphy, C., Kidgell, D. and Tallent, J., (2023). Corticospinal and spinal adaptations following lower limb motor skill training: A meta analysis with best evidence synthesis. Experimental Brain Research. 241 (3), 807-824

Peel, J., John, K., Page, J., Jeffries, O., Heffernan, S., Tallent, J. and Waldron, M., (2023). Topical application of isolated menthol and combined menthol-capsaicin creams: exercise tolerance, thermal perception, pain, attentional focus and thermoregulation in the heat. European Journal of Sport Science. 23 (10), 2038-2048

Osborne, JO., Tallent, J., Girard, O., Marshall, PW., Kidgell, D. and Buhmann, R., (2023). Neuromuscular electrical stimulation during maximal voluntary contraction: a Delphi survey with expert consensus. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 123 (10), 2203-2212

Shaw, JW., Mattiussi, AM., Brown, DD., Williams, S., Springham, M., Pedlar, CR. and Tallent, J., (2023). Rehearsal and Performance Volume in Professional Ballet: A Five-Season Cohort Study. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. 27 (1), 3-12

Mattiussi, AM., Shaw, JW., Price, P., Brown, DD., Cohen, DD., Lineham, J., Pedlar, CR., Tallent, J. and Atack, AC., (2023). Reliability of ankle mechanics during jump landings in turned-out and parallel foot positions in professional ballet dancers. Journal of Biomechanics. 156, 111662-111662

Jones, B., Waterworth, S., Tallent, J., Rogerson, M., Morton, C., Moran, J., Southall-Edwards, R., Cooper, C. and McManus, C., (2023). Influence of cold-water immersion on lower limb muscle oxygen consumption, as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy.. Journal of Athletic Training

Akalu, Y., Frazer, AK., Howatson, G., Pearce, AJ., Siddique, U., Rostami, M., Tallent, J. and Kidgell, DJ., (2023). Identifying the role of the reticulospinal tract for strength and motor recovery: A scoping review of nonhuman and human studies.. Physiological Reports. 11 (14), e15765-

Shaw, JW., Maloney, B., Mattiussi, AM., Brown, DD., Springham, M., Pedlar, CR. and Tallent, J., (2023). The development and validation of an open-source accelerometery algorithm for measuring jump height and frequency in ballet.. Journal of Sports Sciences. 41 (5), 463-469

Pearce, A., Kidgell, D., Frazer, A., Rist, B. and Tallent, J., (2023). Evidence of Altered Corticomotor Inhibition in older Adults with a History of Repetitive Neurotrauma. A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 453, 120777-120777

Krawczyk, M., Pociecha, M., Ozimek, M., Tallent, J. and Porąbka, J., (2023). Effects of closed-skill bodyweight strength exercises on jumping skill in youth soccer players. Journal of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences. 33 (101), 22-29

Woodhouse, LN., Tallent, J., Patterson, SD. and Waldron, M., (2022). International female rugby union players' anthropometric and physical performance characteristics: A five-year longitudinal analysis by individual positional groups.. Journal of Sports Sciences. 40 (4), 370-378

Chopra, K., Jeffries, O., Tallent, J., Heffernan, S., Kilduff, L., Gray, A. and Waldron, M., (2022). Repeated Ischemic Preconditioning Effects on Physiological Responses to Hypoxic Exercise. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. 93 (1), 13-21

Alibazi, RJ., Frazer, AK., Tallent, J., Pearce, AJ., Avela, J. and Kidgell, DJ., (2022). Corticospinal and intracortical excitability is modulated in the knee extensors after acute strength training. Journal of Sports Sciences. 40 (5), 561-570

Bliss, A., Ahmun, R., Jowitt, H., Scott, P., Callaghan, S., Jones, TW. and Tallent, J., (2022). Variability of test match cricket and the effects of match location on physical demands in male seam bowlers. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 22 (2), 291-301

Uddin, N., Tallent, J., Patterson, S., Goodall, S. and Waldron, M., (2022). Corticospinal and peripheral responses to heat-induced hypo-hydration: potential physiological mechanisms and implications for neuromuscular function.. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 122 (8), 1797-1810

Woldeamanuel, GG., Frazer, AK., Lee, A., Avela, J., Tallent, J., Ahtiainen, JP., Pearce, AJ. and Kidgell, DJ., (2022). Determining the Corticospinal Responses and Cross-Transfer of Ballistic Motor Performance in Young and Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Motor Behavior. 54 (6), 763-786

Uddin, N., Waldron, M., Patterson, S., Winter, S. and Tallent, J., (2022). A survey of combat athletes’ rapid weight loss practices and evaluation of the relationship with concussion symptom recall. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 32 (6), 580-587

Simmonds, R., Cole, J., Tallent, J., Jeffries, O., Theis, N. and Waldron, M., (2022). Physiological and thermoregulatory effects of oral taurine supplementation on exercise tolerance during forced convective cooling. European Journal of Sport Science. 22 (2), 209-217

Segers, N., Waldron, M., Howe, L., Patterson, S., Moran, J., Jones, B., Kidgell, D. and Tallent, J., (2022). Slow-Speed Compared With Fast-Speed Eccentric Muscle Actions Are Detrimental to Jump Performance in Elite Soccer Players In-Season. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 17 (9), 1425-1431

Siddique, U., Frazer, AK., Avela, J., Walker, S., Ahtiainen, JP., Howatson, G., Tallent, J. and Kidgell, DJ., (2022). Determining the cortical, spinal and muscular adaptations to strength-training in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews. 82, 101746-101746

Moran, J., Vali, N., Drury, B., Hammami, R., Tallent, J., Chaabene, H. and Ramirez-Campillo, R., (2022). The effect of volume equated 1- versus 2-day formats of Nordic hamstring exercise training on fitness in youth soccer players: a randomised controlled trial. PLoS One. 17 (12), e0277437-e0277437

Bowen, W., Frazer, AK., Tallent, J., Pearce, AJ. and Kidgell, DJ., (2022). Unilateral Strength Training Imparts a Cross-Education Effect in Unilateral Knee Osteoarthritis Patients. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 7 (4), 77-77

Pethick, J. and Tallent, J., (2022). The Neuromuscular Fatigue-Induced Loss of Muscle Force Control. Sports. 10 (11), 184-184

Kilgallon, J., Cave, J., Cushion, E., Joffe, S. and Tallent, J., (2022). Reliability of the Coach’s Eye goniometer application during squat exercise. Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine. 38 (2), 47-59

Deely, C., Tallent, J., Bennett, R., Woodhead, A., Goodall, S., Thomas, K. and Howatson, G., (2022). Etiology and Recovery of Neuromuscular Function following Academy Soccer Training. Frontiers in Physiology. 13, 911009-

Ehiogu, U., Tallent, J. and krawczyk, M., (2022). Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Speed Climbing. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 45 (3), 259-271

Woodhouse, L., Bennett, M., Tallent, J., Patterson, S. and Waldron, M., (2022). The Relationship between Physical Characteristics and Match Collision Performance among Elite International Female Rugby Union Players. European Journal of Sport Science. 23 (9), 1849-1858

Shaw, J., Mattiussi, A., Brwon, D., Williams, S., Kelly, S., Springham, M., Pedlar, C. and Tallent, J., (2022). Rehearsal and Performance Volume in Professional Ballet: A Five-Season Cohort Study. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science

Joffe, S., Price, P., Chavda, S., Shaw, J. and Tallent, J., (2022). The relationship of lower-body, multi-joint isometric and dynamic neuromuscular assessment variables with snatch and clean & jerk performance in competitive weightlifters. A Meta-Analysis. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 45 (4), 411-428

Kilgallon, J., Cushion, E., Joffe, S. and Tallent, J., (2022). Reliability and validity of velocity measures and regression methods to predict maximal strength ability in the back-squat using a novel linear position transducer. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 175433712210931-175433712210931

Bliss, A., Ahmun, R., Jowitt, H., Scott, P., Jones, TW. and Tallent, J., (2021). Variability and physical demands of international seam bowlers in one-day and Twenty20 international matches across five years. J Sci Med Sport. 24 (5), 505-510

Bliss, A., Livingstone, H. and Tallent, J., (2021). Field-based and overspeed potentiated warm-ups increase clubhead speed and drive carry distance in skilled collegiate golfers. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science. 5 (2), 107-113

Callaghan, SJ., Lockie, RG., Tallent, J., Chipchase, RF., Andrews, WA. and Nimphius, S., (2021). The effects of strength training upon front foot contact ground reaction forces and ball release speed among high-level cricket pace bowlers. Sports Biomech, 1-17

Fowler, R., Jeffries, O., Tallent, J., Theis, N., Heffernan, SM., McNarry, MA., Kilduff, L. and Waldron, M., (2021). No thermoregulatory or ergogenic effect of dietary nitrate among physically inactive males, exercising above gas exchange threshold in hot and dry conditions. Eur J Sport Sci. 21 (3), 370-378

Mattiussi, A., Shaw, JW., Brown, DD., Price, P., Cohen, DD., Pedlar, CR. and Tallent, J., (2021). Jumping in Ballet: A Systematic Review of Kinetic and Kinematic Parameters. Med Probl Perform Art. 36 (2), 108-128

McPartlan, D., Burnie, L., Pollock, S., Waldron, M. and Tallent, J., (2021). The effect of combined isometric and plyometric training on musculotendinous ankle stiffness and its subsequent effect on performance in international age-group track sprint cycling. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science. 5 (3), 193-201

Simpson, A., Waldron, M., Cushion, E. and Tallent, J., (2021). Optimised force-velocity training during pre-season enhances physical performance in professional rugby league players. J Sports Sci. 39 (1), 91-100

Tallent, J., Woodhead, A., Frazer, AK., Hill, J., Kidgell, DJ. and Howatson, G., (2021). Corticospinal and spinal adaptations to motor skill and resistance training: Potential mechanisms and implications for motor rehabilitation and athletic development. Eur J Appl Physiol. 121 (3), 707-719

Woodhouse, LN., Tallent, J., Patterson, SD. and Waldron, M., (2021). Elite international female rugby union physical match demands: A five-year longitudinal analysis by position and opposition quality. J Sci Med Sport. 24 (11), 1173-1179

Shaw, JW., Mattiussi, AM., Brown, DD., Springham, M., Pedlar, CR. and Tallent, J., (2021). The activity demands and physiological responses observed in professional ballet: A systematic review. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science. 5 (4), 254-269

Mattiussi, AM., Shaw, JW., Williams, S., Price, PD., Brown, DD., Cohen, DD., Clark, R., Kelly, S., Retter, G., Pedlar, C. and Tallent, J., (2021). Injury epidemiology in professional ballet: a five-season prospective study of 1596 medical attention injuries and 543 time-loss injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 55 (15), 843-850

Amdi, CH., Cleather, DJ. and Tallent, J., (2021). Impact of Training Protocols on Lifting Velocity Recovery in Resistance Trained Males and Females. Sports. 9 (11), 157-157

Shaw, JW., Mattiussi, AM., Brown, DD., Williams, S., Kelly, S., Springham, M., Pedlar, CR. and Tallent, J., (2021). Dance Exposure, Individual Characteristics, and Injury Risk over Five Seasons in a Professional Ballet Company. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 53 (11), 2290-2297

Waldron, M., Fowler, R., Heffernan, S., Tallent, J., Kilduff, L. and Jeffries, O., (2021). Effects of Heat Acclimation and Acclimatisation on Maximal Aerobic Capacity Compared to Exercise Alone in Both Thermoneutral and Hot Environments: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression. Sports Medicine. 51 (7), 1509-1525

Alibazi, RJ., Frazer, AK., Tallent, J., Pearce, A., Hortobagyi, T. and Kidgell, DJ., (2020). A single session of submaximal grip strength training with or without high-definition anodal-TDCS produces no cross-education of maximal force. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior

Joffe, SA. and Tallent, J., (2020). Neuromuscular predictors of competition performance in advanced international female weightlifters: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. J Sports Sci. 38 (9), 985-993

Painter, R., Rahman, S., Kim, W., Frazer, AK., Tallent, J., Pearce, A. and Kidgell, DJ., (2020). High-volume light-load strength training, but not low-volume heavy-load strength training increases corticospinal excitability. Journal of Science and Medicine. 2 (3)

Shaw, JW., Springham, M., Brown, DD., Mattiussi, AM., Pedlar, CR. and Tallent, J., (2020). The Validity of the Session Rating of Perceived Exertion Method for Measuring Internal Training Load in Professional Classical Ballet Dancers. Front Physiol. 11, 480-

Tallent, J., de Weymarn, C., Ahmun, R. and Jones, TW., (2020). The impact of all-rounders and team injury status on match and series success in international cricket. J Sports Sci. 38 (24), 2754-2757

Uddin, N., Tallent, J. and Waldron, M., (2020). Physiological and perceptual responses to a five-week pre-event taper in professional mixed martial arts athletes. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science. 4 (2), 90-99

Waldron, M., Papavasileiou, G., Jeffries, O., Nevola, V., Heffernan, SM., Kilduff, L. and Tallent, J., (2020). Concurrent adaptations in maximal aerobic capacity, heat tolerance, microvascular blood flow and oxygen extraction following heat acclimation and ischemic preconditioning. J Therm Biol. 93, 102724-102724

Ahmun, R., McCaig, S., Tallent, J., Williams, S. and Gabbett, T., (2019). Association of Daily Workload, Wellness, and Injury and Illness During Tours in International Cricketers. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 14 (3), 369-377

Butterfield, J., Tallent, J., Patterson, SD., Jeffries, O., Howe, L. and Waldron, M., (2019). The validity of a head-worn inertial sensor for measurements of swimming performance. Movement & Sport Sciences-Science & Motricité. 2021-January (114), 3-8

Cooke, K., Outram, T., Brandon, R., Waldron, M., Vickery, W., Keenan, J. and Tallent, J., (2019). The Difference in Neuromuscular Fatigue and Workload During Competition and Training in Elite Cricketers. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 14 (4), 439-444

Tallent, J., Goodall, S., Kidgell, DJ., Durbaba, R. and Howatson, G., (2019). Compound maximal motor unit response is modulated by contraction intensity, but not contraction type in tibialis anterior. Physiol Rep. 7 (17), e14201-

Tallent, J., Higgins, M., Parker, N., Waldron, M., Bradford, E., Keenan, J., O'Neill B, V. and Bell, PG., (2019). Quantification of bowling workload and changes in cognitive function in elite fast bowlers in training compared with Twenty20 Cricket. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 59 (1), 35-41

Waldron, M., Jeffries, O., Tallent, J., Patterson, S. and Nevola, V., (2019). The time course of adaptations in thermoneutral maximal oxygen consumption following heat acclimation. Eur J Appl Physiol. 119 (10), 2391-2399

Lonergan, BM., Tallent, J. and Lazarczuk, S., (2018). Needs analysis of mixed martial arts. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 26

Skarabot, J., Tallent, J., Goodall, S., Durbaba, R. and Howatson, G., (2018). Corticospinal excitability during shortening and lengthening actions with incremental torque output. Exp Physiol. 103 (12), 1586-1592

Waldron, M., Knight, F., Tallent, J., Patterson, S. and Jeffries, O., (2018). The effects of taurine on repeat sprint cycling after low or high cadence exhaustive exercise in females. Amino Acids. 50 (6), 663-669

Waldron, M., Patterson, SD., Tallent, J. and Jeffries, O., (2018). The Effects of Oral Taurine on Resting Blood Pressure in Humans: a Meta-Analysis. Curr Hypertens Rep. 20 (9), 81-

Waldron, M., Patterson, SD., Tallent, J. and Jeffries, O., (2018). The Effects of an Oral Taurine Dose and Supplementation Period on Endurance Exercise Performance in Humans: A Meta-Analysis. Sports Med. 48 (5), 1247-1253

Waldron, M., Ralph, C., Jeffries, O., Tallent, J., Theis, N. and Patterson, SD., (2018). The effects of acute leucine or leucine-glutamine co-ingestion on recovery from eccentrically biased exercise. Amino Acids. 50 (7), 831-839

Tallent, J., Goodall, S., Gibbon, KC., Hortobagyi, T. and Howatson, G., (2017). Enhanced Corticospinal Excitability and Volitional Drive in Response to Shortening and Lengthening Strength Training and Changes Following Detraining. Front Physiol. 8, 57-

McHugh, MP., Tallent, J. and Johnson, CD., (2013). The role of neural tension in stretch-induced strength loss. J Strength Cond Res. 27 (5), 1327-1332

Tallent, J., Goodall, S., Hortobágyi, T., St Clair Gibson, A. and Howatson, G., (2013). Corticospinal responses of resistance-trained and un-trained males during dynamic muscle contractions. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 23 (5), 1075-1081

Howatson, G., Bell, PG., Tallent, J., Middleton, B., McHugh, MP. and Ellis, J., (2012). Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality. Eur J Nutr. 51 (8), 909-916

Howatson, G., Hoad, M., Goodall, S., Tallent, J., Bell, PG. and French, DN., (2012). Exercise-induced muscle damage is reduced in resistance-trained males by branched chain amino acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 9 (1), 20-

Hunter, AM., Galloway, SD., Smith, IJ., Tallent, J., Ditroilo, M., Fairweather, MM. and Howatson, G., (2012). Assessment of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage of the elbow flexors by tensiomyography. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 22 (3), 334-341

Robson-Ansley, P., Howatson, G., Tallent, J., Mitcheson, K., Walshe, I., Toms, C., G, DUT., Smith, M. and Ansley, L., (2012). Prevalence of allergy and upper respiratory tract symptoms in runners of the London marathon. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 44 (6), 999-1004

Tallent, J., Goodall, S., Hortobágyi, T., Clair Gibson, AS., French, DN. and Howatson, G., (2012). Recovery time of motor evoked potentials following lengthening and shortening muscle action in the tibialis anterior. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 19 (9), 1328-1329

Tallent, J., Goodall, S., Hortobágyi, T., St Clair Gibson, A., French, DN. and Howatson, G., (2012). Repeatability of Corticospinal and Spinal Measures during Lengthening and Shortening Contractions in the Human Tibialis Anterior Muscle. PLoS ONE. 7 (4), e35930-e35930

Grants and funding

2023

Optimising the Frequency of Resistance Training

University of Essex (QR Impact Fund)

2022

Corticospinal Responses to Different Modes of Resistance Training in the Elderly

Leverhulme Trust

Physical demands of International Women�s Cricket an MSD Studentship

England Cricket Board

Contact

jamie.tallent@essex.ac.uk

Location:

ESA.3.28, Colchester Campus