MBiochem., IOC Dip.
SENr-accredited, James is a former professional Rugby Union player with a celebrated 15-year career playing for Bath Rugby, London Irish, Newcastle Falcons and Gloucester Rugby; amassing over 250 appearances on the pitch. With numerous playing accolades under his belt, highlights include playing for an England XV against the Barbarians in 2006 and gaining 5 caps for England Saxons, winning the Churchill cup in 2010. James was also club captain for two seasons at Newcastle Falcons and has captained Gloucester in English premiership games.
James possesses the unique combination of an elite sporting career and a host of sports nutrition qualifications and accreditation, studying both biochemistry and sports nutrition to post-graduate level during his career as a professional athlete. He currently combines studying towards a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University with his applied work.
James is able to use his experience as an athlete to translate the scientific theory of sports nutrition into clear, useable information helping sports people manage their food intake to maximise their performance.