Dr Benjamin Jones

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Benjamin Jones
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872414

  • Location

    ESA.3.23, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    PhD Supervision: Rob Southall Edwards



University of Essex

  • Course Leader Sports Performance and Coaching, Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, University of Essex (1/10/2018 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Introduction to Coaching (SE107)

  • Professional Skills and Development 2 (SE201)

  • Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory (SE210)

  • Issues in Sport and Exercise Science (SE305)

  • Strength and Conditioning (SE307)

  • Performance Analysis (SE308)

  • Research Project and Skills in Sports Science (SE309)

  • Coaching for Learning and Psychosocial Skill Development (SE333)

  • SRES Summer School (SE401)

  • Research Project (SE740)


Journal articles (8)

Sandercock, G. and Jones, B., (2019). Is it time to give population health surveillance a late fitness test?. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53 (8), 463-464

Jones, B., Parry, D. and Cooper, CE., (2018). Underwater near infrared spectroscopy (uNIRS) can measure training adaptations in adolescent swimmers. PeerJ. 6 (4), e4393-e4393

Jones, B. and Cooper, CE., (2016). Underwater Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: Muscle Oxygen Changes in the Upper and Lower Extremities in Club Level Swimmers and Triathletes. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 876, 35-40

Jones, B., Hamilton, DK. and Cooper, CE., (2015). Muscle Oxygen Changes following Sprint Interval Cycling Training in Elite Field Hockey Players. PLOS ONE. 10 (3), e0120338-e0120338

Jones, B. and Cooper, CE., (2014). Use of NIRS to Assess Effect of Training on Peripheral Muscle Oxygenation Changes in Elite Rugby Players Performing Repeated Supramaximal Cycling Tests. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 812, 333-339

Jones, B., Dat, M. and Cooper, CE., (2014). Underwater near-infrared spectroscopy measurements of muscle oxygenation: laboratory validation and preliminary observations in swimmers and triathletes. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 19 (12), 127002-127002

Jones, B., Hesford, CM. and Cooper, CE., (2013). The Use of Portable NIRS to Measure Muscle Oxygenation and Haemodynamics During a Repeated Sprint Running Test. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 789, 185-191

Jones, B., Lander, J. and Brubaker, D., (2013). The effects of different recovery interventions following a repeated rugby union (sevens) game simulated protocol. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21 (4), 5-13

Book chapters (1)

Jones, B. and Cooper, CE., (2018). Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) observation of vastus lateralis (muscle) and prefrontal cortex (brain) tissue oxygenation during synchronised swimming routines in elite athletes. In: Oxygen Transport to Tissue XL. Editors: Thews, O., LaManna, J. and Harrison, D., . Springer. 111- 117. 978-3-319-91285-1

Conferences (1)

Jones, B., Hesford, CM. and Cooper, CE., (2013). The use of portable NIRS to measure muscle oxygenation and haemodynamics during a repeated sprint running test

Grants and funding


Under the radar: Examining Sub-National-level athlete�s attitudes towards prohibited forms of performance enhancement

British Academy

Age Grade Rugby: Half Game Voluntary Role Out

Rugby Football Union


Age Grade Rugby �Half Game� Pilot Study

Rugby Football Development Ltd

+44 (0) 1206 872414


ESA.3.23, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

PhD Supervision: Rob Southall Edwards