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)

Programme leader - MSc Performance Analysis

Modules taught on: Performance Analysis, Modelling technical performance, Research methods

Academic areas: Performance Analysis, motor learning, statistics

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