High Performance Practitioner Interview: Dr. Ben Jones

Ben Jones

In the latest edition of our High Performance Practitioner interviews, Chris Barnes speaks to Dr. Ben Jones from Leeds Beckett University and the Rugby Football League (RFL).

A Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Physiology at Leeds Beckett, Ben combines his academic work with a consultancy role as the RFL’s Research and Innovation Manager.

Over the course of the interview, Chris and Ben touch on a range of important topics, including:

Ben’s career and research history (00:00), balancing the wants and needs of academics and practitioners in sports science (05:45), the value of pooling data and research with leagues rather than at individual clubs (12:40), the research and innovation challenges faced by the RFL (15:25), and building a research culture in Rugby League (19:30).

You can watch previous HPP interviews on the Catapult Sports YouTube channel.