Dr Julian Owen
Darlithydd mewn Seicoleg Chwaraeon
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, long-term athlete development and athlete monitoring and assessment.
Telephone: (01248) 38 2197
Location: Office 007.8, Padarn Building, Normal Site
- 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
Addysgu ac Arolygiaeth
- Principles of Strength & Conditioning (Level 4 BSc)
- Research Project (Level 6 BSc & Level 7 MSc)
- Dissertation (Level 6 BSc & Level 7 MSc)
- Applied Interventions in Sport, Health and Exercise Science (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.
Ersagun Kepir (PhD 2019 to present) - Muscle arcitecture, activity and strength related to lower leg injury. Funding: Turkish Education Ministry.
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.
My primary research focus is within sport medicine, specifically how we can prevent sport injury. Current funded research projects include:
- Injury epidemiology in semi-professional male and age-grade female Rugby Union
- Prevention and diagnosis of sport-related brain injury in Rugby Union and school settings
- Hamstring injury risk and prevention in team sports
In addition I contribute to research in the following areas:
- Talent and long-term athlete development (LTAD)
- Athlete monitoring and assessment
Cyfleoedd Project Ôl-radd
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- Member of a sport science steering group for GB beach sprint rowing
Providing physiology input on the GB Rowing panel to develop applied practice for beach sprint rowing after acceptance as a Commonwealth Games sport.
1 Medi 2023 →Gweithgaredd: Ymgynghoriad (Ymgynghorydd)
- 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)
Welsh Injury Surveillance in Girls Youth Rugby (WISGYR)
01/06/2023 – 30/06/2026 (Heb ei ddechrau)
KESS IIPhD upgrade with WRU (Rugby Gogledd Cymru)- BUK2E066
01/09/2021 – 31/12/2023 (Wrthi'n gweithredu)
Enhancing Talent Systems in Rugby Union
KESS II MRes with WRU- BUK2206
01/11/2019 – 31/08/2022 (Wedi gorffen)
Developing Rugby Talent in North Wales: Psychological and physical determinants of regional age-grade rugby players.
KESS II MRes with RGC- BUK2154
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.
Grantiau a Projectau Eraill
Owen, J.A. Evans, S.L. Gottwald, V. ISGYR – Injury Surveillance in Girls' Youth Rugby. World Rugby December 2022.
Owen, J.A. Mullins, P.G. Head Sense: Prevention of sport-related brain trauma in the North Wales education sector. Applied Learning for Preventative Health Academy (ALPHAcademy), December 2022.
Owen, J.A. Mullins, P.G. Davis, O-E. Dardis, R. van Zuydam, D. Tackling Rugby Union’s Headache: Validity of a handheld medical device for the rapid assessment and evaluation of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Bangor University Impact and Innovation Award. August 2022.
Gottwald, V. Owen, J.A. Fella, D. Hardy, J. Life’s a beach: Anthropometric and psychological profiles of the World’s best Beach Sprint Rowers to determine future talent identification and selection protocols. Bangor University Impact and Innovation Award. August 2022.
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. 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). 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. 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. 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. April 2018.
Blanchfield, A.W., Owen, J.A., and Griffiths, G. Development of a mindful-exercise training framework. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. 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. February 2016
Owen, J.A., Moore, J.P., and Kubis, H.P.Pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD studentship. April 2015.
Owen, J.A. Conference and travel grant. European Hydration Institute. 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. 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.