Staff Profile of Julian Owen

Julian Owen
Lecturer, Sport Physiology
01248 382197
Padarn Building, Normal Site


Following an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (BSc, JMU) and 3-years working within academic (University of Liverpool) and pharmaceutical research (Astra Zeneca), Julian returned to Liverpool John Moores University to study for an MSc in Sport Physiology. An 8-year period followed working in education and applied sport science within professional soccer, rugby union and international hockey before starting a PhD at Bangor University in 2010. In 2013-2014 Julian was a Postdoctoral Fellow within the School before being appointed as a Lecturer in 2014.

Professional Qualifications

  • PhD Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Sport Physiology
  • BSc Biochemistry     
  • PGCE Further and Higher Education                                 


  • Introduction to Applied Sport Science (Yr 1 BSc)
  • Human Physiology (Yr 1 BSc)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (Yr 2 BSc)
  • Supervised Experience (MSc)

Research Areas

My main research interests lie within the broad area of health and exercise physiology. Current research topics include:

  • Human hydration – assessment techniques, effect on exercise performance and health.

  • Respiratory control and dyspnoea in health and disease.

  • Athlete training and health.

  • Interventions to improve exercise tolerance and adherence.

Selected Publications

Please visit the publications page of Dr Julian Owen to view recent publications.

External Funding and Awards

  • Blanchfield, A.W., Owen, J.A., and Griffiths, G. Development of a mindful-exercise training framework. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. £19,165. March 2016.

  • Owen, J.A., Moore, J.P., and Kubis, H.P. Pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD studentship. £53,577. April 2015.

  • Owen, J.A. Conference and travel grant. European Hydration Institute. £1,000. October 2012.

  • Owen, J.A., Walsh, N.P., and Oliver, S.J. Hypertonic and isotonic dehydration: effects on hydration marker utility and human performance. European Hydration Institute: Graduate research grant for the study of Human Hydration. £5,000. January 2012.


Invited reviewer for the following journals: Physiology & Behaviour, Sports Medicine, International Journal of Sport Medicine, Journal of Sport Sciences, International Journal of Sport Nutirtion and Exercise Metabolism, Archives of Oral Biology, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

Membership of professional organisations

Physiological Society (Bangor |University rep)

British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES)

UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA)

Hobbies and interests

5-a-side football, jogging and watching sport including rugby and football.