Dr. Paul Jones

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room C702.


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Current positions

Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Strength & Conditioning


Paul is a Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics/ Strength and Conditioning (S&C) at the University of Salford. Paul earned a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Sports Science from Liverpool John Moores University and a PhD in Sports Biomechanics at the University of Salford. He has over 20 years’ experience in Biomechanics and S&C support to athletes and teams, primarily in athletics, football and rugby and was a former sports science co-ordinator for UK disability athletics. He is a BASES Fellow, has been BASES Accredited for over 17 years, a Chartered Scientist and currently serves on the BASES accreditation committee. Paul has also been a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA for over 18 years recertifying with Distinction on the last 2 occasions. Paul has authored/ co-authored over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and 6 book chapters mainly in change of direction biomechanics, assessment and development of change of direction speed and strength diagnostics and previously co-edited a book by Routledge titled ‘Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning’.

Areas of research

Biomechanics, Sports and Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning


Module Leader

  • Level 5 Biomechanics & Performance Analysis
  • Level 6 Biomechanics & Skill Acquisition of the BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Module Leader

  • Injury Prevention & Performance Measurement of the MSc Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Performance Analysis

Research Interests

  • Assessment of muscle strength qualities for performance and injury risk assessment
  • Assessment and development of speed and agility
  • Biomechanics of sprinting and change of direction for performance and injury risk

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD in Sports Biomechanics, University of Salford, July 2013
  • MSc Sports Science with Distinction, Liverpool John Moores University, October 2001
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Class I), Liverpool John Moores University, July 1999
  • BASES Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist since September 2005
  • Chartered Scientist 2013 – present
  • BASES Fellow (FBASES) since August 2021
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since January 2004
  • Recertified with Distinction (CSCS*D) since January 2018


  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
  • Certified International member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Founder member and currently associate member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member of the BASES accreditation committee since August 2019