Jon Cree MSc, PGCHE, FHEA, GSR, ASCC is the Programme Leader for the Undergraduate Degree in Sport and Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning. Jon joined the University in 2010 and teaches on both the Sport Science and Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Degree pathways. Jon is also a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
MSc Thesis Title: 'The acute effects of heavy strength training on triple jump performance'
PhD Topic (Currently Studying): Classification of Performance and Training Parameters of Elite Rugby Union Players'.
Previous to this role, Jon has worked within professional Australian Rules Football and professional Rugby Union & League clubs. Currently Jon coaches a variety of athletes to national, international and Olympic standard.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Jon is the Module Leader for all modules within the Strength & Conditioning Pathway throughout the Undergraduate Sport Science Degree. This involves leading one module in each year, as shown below:
Year 1: Fundementals of Health and Fitness
Year 2: Applied Sport and Health Coaching
Year 3: Fundementals of Strength and Conditioning
Jon also teaches on a variety of other modules, and notably supervises dissertation students from the Strength and Conditioning undergraduate and postgraduate Degree programmes.
Research Outputs & Interests
Jon currently has a variety of research interests including S&C for Fencing, Postactivation Potentiation and more recently the factors associated with fatigue and recovery during training with professional rugby players. This research is linked with Saracens Rugby.
Column Editor for www.performancesportandfitness.co.uk (Personal Bests)
Turner, A., Miller, S., Stewart P., Cree, J., Ingram, I., Dimitriou, L., Moody, J., and Kilduff, L. (2013) Strength and Conditioning for Fencing. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35 (1), 1-9.
Turner, A., Cree, J., Comfort, P. (Under Review) Hamstring Strain Prevention in Elite Soccer Players.
McGurk, P., Cree, J., Miller, S.C. (Under Review).Unilateral horizontal jumps are better than vertical countermovement jumps as predictors of linear acceleration.
Bishop C, Cree J. Read P, Chavda S, Edwards M, Turner, A.N. (2013) Strength and Conditioning for Sprint Swimming. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35 (6). 1-6.
Cree, J. Fitness Testing Battery for Rugby Union Forwards. Strength and conditioning student conference, Middlesex University, London England, 2010.
Render, G. Cree, J. Relationship Between Jump Height and Sprint Cycling Performance in Youth Athletes. United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, 2013.
Turner, Anthony N. and Bishop, Chris and Cree, Jon and Edwards, Michael and Chavda, Shyam and Read, Paul J. and Kirby, David M. J. (2017) Do fencers require a weapon-specific approach to strength and conditioning training? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31 (6). pp. 1662-1668. ISSN 1064-8011
Bishop, Chris and Turner, Anthony N. and Cree, Jon and Maloney, Sean and Marshall, James and Jarvis, Paul (2017) Postactivation potentiation and change of direction speed in elite academy rugby players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Accepted/In press)
Turner, Anthony N. and Miller, Stuart C. and Stewart, Perry F. and Cree, Jon and Ingram, Rhys and Dimitriou, Lygeri and Moody, Jeremy and Kilduff, Liam (2013) Strength and conditioning for fencing. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 35 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1524-1602
Turner, Anthony N. and Cree, Jon and Comfort, Paul and Jones, Leigh and Chavda, Shyam and Bishop, Chris and Reynolds, Andy (2014) Hamstring strain prevention in elite soccer players. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 36 (5). pp. 10-20. ISSN 1524-1602