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Inaugural lecture: Professor Nic James

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START DATE 6 June 2013
START TIME 12:00am

HG19, Hatchcroft, Hendon campus

END DATE 6 June 2013
END TIME 12:00am

Professor of Sport & Exercise Science Nic James delivers his inaugural lecture, 'A degree in what? Evolving a passion for sport into an academic career'

The 2012-13 series of Inaugural Lectures will showcase the widening breadth and depth of expertise at Middlesex. Staff can find out more about the series on the Inaugural Lectures page of the intranet (VPN access required).

Professor Nic James

Professor Nic James BA, PGCE (PE), PhD, FHEA is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science. He was awarded a SERC studentship in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University and completed a PhD in field studies of fault-finding. At Swansea University he was awarded a lectureship to help set up a new BSc Sports Science course and became a National Coach in Squash. His work in the field of performance analysis led to senior academic posts at Cardiff Metropolitan University and invitations to give key note presentations at 14 conferences around the world.

Nic is currently Chair of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport and an academic consultant for the English Institute of Sport. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, Annual Review of Golf Coaching, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, Serbian Journal of Sports Science and the Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research.  

A degree in what? Evolving a passion for sport into an academic career

The lecture will plot the evolution of a young boy who wants to be a professional football player into a senior academic who works with, and trains sports scientists to work for professional sports teams. Adhering to the ethos 'work hard, play hard' the lecture will explore how his experiences of playing and coaching sport have impacted on his research career.

Please register your attendance by emailing by 17 May 2013.

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