Dr Julian Owen
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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 as a physiologist and strength & conditioning coach 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. Within this role, Julian teaches on modules focused on applied sport science and performance physiology and also continues his applied work as a performance consultant with the North Wales Rugby Development Region.
Telephone: (01248) 38 2197
Location: Office 007.8, Padarn Building, Normal Site
BIO: I am a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, program lead for the BSc Sport Science: Strength and Conditioning and coordinate the placement program for the school. Before arriving in Bangor, I spent 8 years working as a strength & conditioning coach and sport scientist within various performance pathways and professional sports. My teaching and research reflects this interest in applied sport science and physical preparation of athletes. I have ongoing research in sport injury, athlete monitoring and assessment and long-term athlete development.
- PhD: Exercise Physiology
- MSc: Sport Physiology
Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2008
- Profesiynol: PGCE
- Profesiynol: FA Fitness Trainers Award
The Football Association, 2004–2006
- Arall: Diploma in Science & Football
Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 1997
- BSc: Applied Biochemistry
Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 1995
- Principles of Strength & Conditioning (Level 4 BSc)
- Research Project (Level 6 BSc & Level 7 MSc)
- Dissertation (Level 6 BSc & Level 7 MSc)
- Supervised Experience (Level 7 MSc)
- Performance Physiology (Level 7 MSc)
Current Research Supervision
Dr Tom Chandy (Masters by Research, 2021 to present) - The role of puberty in the relationship between relative age effects and sports injury. Funding: British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM).
George Lowe (PhD, 2021 to present) - Enhancing talent systems in rugby union. Funding: ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).
Jack Bickley (PhD, 2021 to present) - Development of elite performance in rowing. Funding: Bangor University and Welsh Rowing.
Marco Martin (PhD, 2020 to present) - Efficacy of triaxial accelerometry in soccer. Supported by MAPEI Sports Institute.
Gokhan Yagiz (PhD, 2019 to present) - Muscle architecture of vastus lateralis and bicep femoris long head: implications for injury. Funding: Turkish Education Ministry.
Seren Evans (PhD, 2018 to present) - Injury Risk in Pre-Professional and Semi-Professional Regional Rugby Union. Funding: Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlathol and Bangor University.
Previous research students
Jessica Hughes (Masters by Research, Completed 2021) - Psychological and physical determinants of regional age-grade rugby players. Funding: ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).
Davide Mondin (Masters by Research, Completed 2021) - Athlete monitoring in rugby union: inter- and intra-week associations of training markers with load during an entire Rugby Union Season. Funding: ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) with the Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC).
Claire Griffith-McGeever (PhD, completed 2020) - Factors In Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Chemosensitivity and Perception of Effort Before and After Loading of Respiratory and Locomotor Systems. Funding: Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlathol.
Current research includes:
- Sport injury risk and injury prevention strategies
- Talent and long-term athlete development (LTAD)
- Athlete monitoring and assessment
In addition I also continue research in the following areas:
- Effect of hydration status on exercise performance and hydration assessment methods
- Pathphysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea
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- International Journal of Strength and Conditioning (Cyfnodolyn)
Editorial Board Member
1 Medi 2021 – 1 Medi 2023
Cysylltau:Gweithgaredd: Gweithgarwch golygyddol (Aelod o fwrdd golygyddol)
- Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlathol (Sefydliad allanol)
Chair of the National Panel for Sport.
1 Mai 2021 – 1 Ebr 2022Gweithgaredd: Aelodaeth o fwrdd (Cadeirydd)
- HEFCW and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol - Digital learning materials project
Developing units of digital learning for the subject area of sport including sport coaching and health and wellbeing.
1 Chwef 2021 – 1 Hyd 2021Gweithgaredd: Ymgynghoriad (Ymgynghorydd)
- Squash Wales (Sefydliad allanol)
Independent board member with strategic responsibility for athletic performance.
1 Awst 2019 – 6 Ebr 2021Gweithgaredd: Aelodaeth o fwrdd (Cyfarwyddwr)
- Perceptual response to respiratory loading in health and obstructive sleep apnoea.
7 Hyd 2016Gweithgaredd: Sgwrs wadd (Siaradwr)
- Every breath you don’t take: Respiratory control and awareness in obstructive sleep apnoea.
16 Medi 2016Gweithgaredd: Sgwrs wadd (Siaradwr)
01/09/2021 – 31/12/2023 (Wrthi'n gweithredu)
Enhancing Talent Systems in Rugby Union
01/11/2019 – 31/07/2022 (Wedi gorffen)
Developing Rugby Talent in North Wales: Psychological and physical determinants of regional age-grade rugby players.
27/06/2018 – 28/02/2020 (Wedi gorffen)
Athlete monitoring in rugby union: inter- and intra-week associations of training load with musculoskeletal screening tests during an entire Rugby Union Season.
Owen, J.A. Gottwald, V., Jones, E.S. Enhancing talent systems in rugby union. ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) Masters by Research Grant. £17,249. April 2021.
Martin, R., Gottwald, V., Owen, J.A. The role of puberty in the relationship between relative age effects and sports injury. British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM). £4900. April 2021
Owen, J.A. and Jones, E.S. Psychological and physiological determinants of regional age-grade rugby players. ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) Masters by Research Grant. £16,435. November 2019.
Owen, J.A., Hardy, J.T., Mellalieu, S. Injury Risk in in Pre-Professional and Semi-Professional Regional Rugby Union. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Studentship. £54,677. July 2018.
Owen, J.A., Jones, E.S. and Hardy, J.T. Markers of athlete readiness in rugby union. ESF Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme (KESS II) Masters by Research Grant. £16,435. April 2018.
Blanchfield, A.W., Owen, J.A., and Griffiths, G. Development of a mindful-exercise training framework. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. £19,165. March 2016.
Earing, C.M.N., McKeon, D., Owen, J.A. and Kubis, H.P. Purchase of a pneumotachometer for research within the field of respiratory physiology in health and obstructive sleep apnoea. BCUHB Small grant scheme. £3,880. February 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. £1000. 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.
North Wales Rugby Research Project. June 2018 to present.
Inspiratory effort perception and interoception to breathlessness in health and obstructive sleep apnoea. October 2015 to May 2020.
Methods of dehydration assessment and effects on subjective discomfort, well-being and exercise performance. October 2010 to September 2015.