James is currently employed by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the manager for the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) at Bisham Abbey, and has worked with multiple sports throughout the UK, USA and Australia.
James has recently taken Team GB to the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2015 as Head of Performance Services, and will be the Deputy Chef de Mission Performance Services for Team GB for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
In his capacity with the BOA, James sits on the strategic board for the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH), which is part of the legacy from London 2012 and the National Centre’s for Sport & Exercise Medicine (NCSEM). The IOC has recently awarded the National Centre’s, through ISEH, as one of the International Research Centre’s.
Previously, he has held positions such as Head of Medical at Saracens RFC; Consultant Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for UKA; and Consultant contracted Physiotherapist for the RFU to the EPS, where he worked through two Olympic cycles including London 2012, and helped in the preparation for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. James has been the medical team leader for Gloucester County Cricket Club, and is on the Board as a Founder and Director for Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at the Centre for Health & Human Performance (CHHP) in Harley street, London.
He completed his Masters in advanced Physiotherapy at University of Queensland in 2000, and has undertaken further studies and qualifications in Strength & Conditioning, Pilates and Biomechanics. James has lectured on hip and groin injuries for over 10 years and has a strong research interest in hip mechanics; lower limb muscle architecture, with a further interest in hamstring injuries and speed development.