Faculty of Health

Dr Lachlan James

Phone: 5327 6607
Email: lp.james@federation.edu.au
Room: P909
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Human movement and sport science

Qualifications

  • PhD. University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning). Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Master of Sports Coaching. University of Queensland, Australia
  • Bachelor of Social Science (HMS). Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia

Accreditations

  • ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2
  • ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (USA)

Teaching areas

  • Strength and Conditioning (Developing Strength Qualities, Applied Statistics and Analytics, Periodisation of Training)
  • Applied Biomechanics

Professional associations

  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Research interests

  • Training methodology and periodisation
  • The development and assessment of maximal strength and power
  • Athlete profiling
  • Mechanistic underpinnings of maximal neuromuscular expressions
  • Performance diagnostics
  • Statistical modelling to inform training practices

Publications

Published journal articles

James LP, Beckman EM, Kelly VG, Haff GG. The Neuromuscular Qualities of Higher and Lower-Level Mixed Martial Arts Competitors. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2016; 1-27.

James LP, Robertson S, Haff GG, Beckman EM, Kelly VG. Identifying the performance characteristics of a winning outcome in elite mixed martial arts competition. J Sci Med Sport. 2017; 20 (3): 296-301.

James LP, Haff GG, Kelly VG, Beckman EM. Towards a determination of the physiological characteristics distinguishing successful mixed martial arts athletes: A systematic review of combat sport literature. Sports Med. 2016; 46 (10): 1525-51.

James LP, Haff GG, Kelly VG, Beckman EM. Using the Evidence Available to Inform Practice and Direct Future Research. Sports Med. 2016; 46 (12): 1967-9.

James LP, Roberts LA, Haff GG, et al. Validity and reliability of a portable isometric mid-thigh clean pull. J Strength Cond Res. 2017; 31 (5):1378-86.

James, L., Kelly, V., Beckman, E. (2014) Injury risk management plan for volleyball. Sports Medicine.44 9: 1185-1195

James, L., Kelly, V., Beckman, E. (2014) High performance testing for the elite mixed martial artist, Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 22 6: 55-66.

James, L., Kelly, V., Beckman, E. (2014) The impact of prehabilitation on the development of strength and power in a block periodisation model, Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 22 1: 5-16

James, L. (2014) An evidenced training plan for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 36 4: 14-22

James, L. (2015) Mixed methods power training for mixed martial arts. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 23 1 69-79.

James, L., Kelly, V., Beckman, E. (2013) Periodization for mixed martial arts. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35, 6.

Book chapters

James LP, Bartholomew B, Haff GG, Kelly VG. (2017) Strength and conditioning for mixed martial arts. In Anthony Turner (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning: Sport-specific programming for high performance. Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge. In press.

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

James LP, Haff GG, Kelly VG, Beckman EM. A comparison of the anaerobic and endurance characteristics of higher- and lower-level MMA competitors. The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) National Conference, 12-15 July 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Accepted for Podium Presentation.

Kelly VG, Roberts LA, James LP, Caia J, Halson S, Hickmas J, Scott T. Effects of long-term external counterpulsation on physiological and performance adaptations in elite rugby league players. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference, 29-30th November, 2016, Nottingham, England. Oral presentation.

Roberts LA, Caia J, James LP, Wellington B, Halson S, Hickmas J, Scott T, Kelly VG. Effects of external counterpulsation on acute recovery in elite National Rugby League players. Sports Medicine Australia Conference, 12-15th October, 2016, Melbourne, Australia. Oral presentation.

James LP, Robertson S, Haff GG, Kelly VG, Beckman EM. A Technical Analysis of Elite Mixed Martial Arts Bouts. The Seventh Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference. Research to practice, 14-16 April 2016, Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Poster presentation.

James LP, Haff GG, Kelly VG, Beckman EM. Towards a Determination of the Physiological Characteristics Distinguishing Successful Mixed Martial Arts Athletes: A Systematic Review of Combat Sport Literature. The Seventh Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference. Research to practice, 14-16 April 2016, Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Poster presentation.