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Sport and Exercise Sciences

James Morehen

James Morehen

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Biography

Sports Nutritionist for professional boxer Rocky Fielding

PhD: Growing, Building and Repairing Elite Rugby Players: Nutritional and Energetic Considerations

Supervisory Team: Prof. Graeme Close, Prof. James Morton and Dr. Robert Erskine.

Research Focus: James' main area of study is the physiology, anthropometric, metabolism and nutritional demands of elite rugby training and match play.

Employment: The Football Association as a Performance Nutritionist with the 16 England National Football teams.

Applied Work: James studied his undergraduate degree and Masters degree programs both at LJMU before beginning his PhD. In this time and to the present day, he has built up 5 years experience working directly with elite athletes from professional rugby players, football players and boxers in regarding to sport science with a focus on performance nutrition. This has included Widnes Vikings, Warrington Wolves, West Ham United and now England Football.

Degrees

2014, Liverpool John Moores University, England, MSc Sports Physiology
2013, Liverpool John Moores University, England, BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Publications

Journal article

Bradley WJ, Hannon MP, Benford V, Morehen JC, Twist C, Shepherd S, Cocks M, Impey SG, Cooper RG, Morton JP, Close GL. 2017. Metabolic demands and replenishment of muscle glycogen after a rugby league match simulation protocol. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20 :878-883 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Morehen JC, Bradley WJ, Clarke J, Twist C, Hambly C, Speakman JR, Morton JP, Close GL. 2016. The Assessment of Total Energy Expenditure During a 14-day 'In-Season' Period of Professional Rugby League Players Using the Doubly Labelled Water Method. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, >Public Url

Bradley WJ, Morehen JC, Haigh J, Clarke J, Donovan TF, Twist C, Cotton C, Shepherd S, Cocks M, Sharma A, Impey SG, Cooper RG, Maclaren DPM, Morton JP, Close GL. 2016. Muscle glycogen utilisation during Rugby match play: Effects of pre-game carbohydrate Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 :1033-1038 >DOI

Morehen JC, Routledge HE, Twist C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Position specific differences in the anthropometric characteristics of elite European Super League rugby players EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 15 :523-529 >DOI >Link

Thesis/Dissertation

Morehen J. GROWING, BUILDING AND REPAING ELITE RUGBY PLAYERS: Nutritional and Energetic Considerations Close G. >Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Award:

League Leaders Shield Winners (Warrington Wolves), Rugby Football League

World Club Series Winners (Warrington Wolves), Rugby Football League

Super Middleweight British Lonsdale Belt (Rocky Fielding)

WBA Super Middleweight Regular World Championship Belt (Rocky Fielding), World Boxing Association, https://www.skysports.com/boxing/news/12183/11437429/rocky-fielding-stops-tyron-zeuge-to-win-wba-super-middleweight-title

Gatorade Sport Science Institute Award, Gatorade - ECSS, http://sport-science.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=792:gssi-award2018&catid=56&Itemid=118

Conference presentation:

Nutritional requirements for England Rugby League Players, England Youth Camp, Leeds, Oral presentation

DOES MONTMORENCY TART CHERRY JUICE REDUCE MARKERS OF INFLAMMATION DURING PROFESSIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE MATCH-PLAY? A RANDOMISED CROSS-OVER DESIGN, European Congress of Sport Science, Dublin, Oral presentation

Membership of professional bodies:

Graduate Sports Nutritionist, Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register, http://www.senr.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/SENr-Graduate-Registrants-Updated-8th-October-2018.pdf