Josh is currently conducting his doctoral research alongside an applied role with the City of Birmingham Swimming Club.
Here, he is the sport science lead overseeing the nutrition, physiology and land-based training of around 30 swimmers on an elite pathway (aged 13 - 18). This includes providing sports science support for the athletes at national competitions, and providing preparations for their involvement with international team (e.g. Team GB Juniors).
Recently, this has also led to collaborations with British Swimming, whereby physiological assessments and supplement testing were conducted on Team GB swimming athletes in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Previous to Josh's current role, he provided academy strength and conditioning and nutrition support for Derbyshire County Cricket Club and for high-performance scholars at the University of Derby.
This was additional to operating his own nutrition consultancy for the general population following Mac-Nutrition certification. The challenges of working with athletes and the general population have given Josh a diverse understanding of how to apply research in a practical environment.
In turn, this has helped Josh to teach scientific principles in an easy to digest manner.
Josh's proudest achievements have been watching those that he has worked with achieve great things. Therefore, his future aims are to continue to work and develop high-level athletes for their performance on the world stage.
Josh is currently involved in the following projects: