Professor Nic James
Chair of the International Society of Performance Anaysis of Sport (www.ispas.org)
Academic consultant for the English Institute of Sport
PhD Applied Cognitive Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
PGCE (PE), School of Sport, UWIC
BA (Hons.) Human Movement Studies, School of Sport, UWIC
Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist - Interdisiplinary research, British Association of Sport & Exercise Science
Accredited Performance Analyst (level 7), International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
International (Level 4) Squash Coach
Performance Analysis - profiling performance, momentum, performance indicators, reliabilty, automatic tracking of movement
Sports Psychology - situation awareness, anticipation, decision making, motor skills
Main sports studied - soccer, rugby, squash, golf
Programme leader - MSc Performance Analysis
Modules taught on: Performance Analysis, Modelling technical performance, Research methods
Academic areas: Performance Analysis, motor learning, statistics
Nic is a well known researcher in performance analysis having given 14 keynote International conference presentations and is on the editorial board of 5 International journals.
Recent International Journal publications
Csataljay, G., James, N., Hughes, M. & Dancs, H. (2012). Performance differences between winning and losing basketball teams during close, balanced and unbalanced quarters. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise,7, 2, 356-364.
Hughes, M.T., Hughes, M.D., Williams, J.J., James, N., Vučković, G. & Locke, D. (2012). Performance indicators in rugby union. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 7, 2, 383-401.
Hughes, M., Caudrelier, T., James, N., Redwood-Brown, A., Donnelly, I., Kirkbride, A. & Duschesne, C. (2012). Moneyball and soccer - an analysis of the key performance indicators of elite male soccer players by position. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 7, 2, 402-412.
James, N., Rees, D.G., Griffin, E., Barter, P., Taylor, J., Heath, L. & Vučković G. (2012). Analysing soccer using perturbation attempts. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 7, 2, 413-420.
James, N. (2012). Predicting performance over time using a case study in real tennis. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 7, 2, 421-433.
Williams, J.J., James, N. & Hughes, M. (2011). Performance analysis and cheating in sport – a model for discussion. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 11, 1, 121-129.
Taylor, J.B., Mellalieu, S.D., James, N. & Barter, P. (2010). Situation variable effects and tactical performance in professional association football.International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 10, 3, 255-269.
Vučković, G., Dežman, B., James, N. & Erčulj, F. (2010). Analysis of the movement intensity of national level basketball guards and centers in defence and offence - a case study. Kinesiologia Slovenica, 16, 3, 66-76.
Zaletel, P., Vučković, G., James, N., Rebula, A. and Zagorc, M. (2010). A time-motion analysis of ballroom dancers using an automatic tracking system. Kinesiologia Slovenica, 16, 3, 46-56.
Vučković, G., & James, N. (2010). The distance covered by winning and losing players in elite squash matches. Kinesiologia Slovenica, 16, 1/2, 44-50.
Vučković, G., Perš, J., James, N. & Hughes, M. (2010). Measurement error associated with the SAGIT/Squash computer tracking software. European Journal of Sports Sciences, 10, 2, 129-140.
James, N. (2009). Performance analysis of golf: Reflections on the past and a vision of the future. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 9, 2, 188-209.
Vučković, G., Perš, J., James, N. & Hughes, M. (2009). Tactical use of the T area in squash by players of differing standard. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27, 8, 863-871.
Vučković, G., & James, N. (2008). Differences between winners and losers of squash games in terms of the tactical movement of elite Slovenian squash players. Revija Šport, 56 (3-4), 80-83.
James, N. & Rees, G.D. (2008). Approach shot accuracy as a performance indicator for US PGA Tour golf professionals. Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2008, 145-160. (Also available in a supplement volume of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3, 1, 145-160. (DOI: 10.1260/174795408785024225)
Taylor, J.B., Mellalieu, S.D., James, N. & Shearer, D.A. (2008).The Influence of Match Location, Quality of Opposition, and Match Status on Technical Performance in Professional Association Football. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 9, 885-895. (DOI: 10.1080/02640410701836887)
Jones, N.M.P., James, N. & Mellalieu, S.D. (2008). An Objective Method for depicting Team Performance in Elite Professional Rugby Union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 7, 691-700. (DOI: 10.1080/02640410701815170)