Ben joined UWE Hartpury in 2013 and is currently the Programme Manager for the BSc Sports Conditioning and Injury Management degree. Ben has a vast amount of experience within the applied field of sports performance and has worked with a number of athletes and teams at international, national and amateur level including Premiership Football, International Rugby, Formula 1, Pro Cycling and Triathlon/Ironman athletes. Ben’s area of expertise lies in the area of physiological preparation of athletic performance and aims to use his understanding of Strength and Conditioning to provide students with the necessary skill set to work successfully with athletes, as well as producing research that practitioners can use to inform their day-to-day practice.
Job title and responsibilities: Programme Manager Sports Conditioning and Injury Management. Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning.
Teaching interests: Training and Exercise Prescription. Endurance Performance. Monitoring and Recovery.
Research/scholarship interests: Cognitive Fatigue and Exercise Performance. EMG and Exercise Selection. Polarisation of Endurance Training. Strength and Power Diagnostics.
Recent research/scholarship activity (eg publications, presentations etc):
- Drury, B., & Twist, C (2014). The Effects of Acute Heavy Eccentric Loading on Post-Activation Potentiation. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22, 195-201.
- Tod, D., Edwards, C., Drury, B., Akehurst, S., & Lavallee, D. (2008). Relationships among muscle dysmorphia and body image-related quality of life and coping strategies. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 139-140.
- (Conference Talk). Drury, B. (2012). The role of physiological testing for cyclists. Talk at the British Cycling Coaching Conference.
- (Poster). Drury, B. (2008). Relationships among muscle dysmorphia and body image-related quality of life and coping strategies. Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Association Sports and Exercise Sciences.
- (Under Review). Increased cognitive load during high-intensity exhaustive exercise: implications for performance. McCarron, J., Karabulut, M., Hodgson, T.L., Smith, M.F., & Drury, B. (2015). International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance.