James is currently employed by the British Olympic Association (BOA) where he is the Lead for Performance Services, and the Manager of the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) at Bisham Abbey. He was appointed as Deputy Chef de Mission for Performance Services for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In addition to this, he has been the Head of Performance Services for Team GB at the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015 and has worked with multiple sports throughout the UK, USA and Australia.
In his capacity with the BOA, James sits on the strategic board for the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH), which is part of the legacy from London 2012 and the National Centre’s for Sport & Exercise Medicine (NCSEM). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently awarded the National Centre’s, through ISEH, a grant to become one of a handful of International Research Centre’s.
James has previously held positions such as Head of Medical at Saracens RFC; Consultant Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for UK Athletics; and Consultant contracted Physiotherapist for the RFU to the England Men’s Senior team, where he worked through two Olympic cycles including London 2012, and helped in the preparation for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. James has been the medical team leader for Gloucester County Cricket Club, and is on the Board as a Founder and Director for Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at the Centre for Health & Human Performance (CHHP) in Harley street, London.
He completed his Masters in advanced Physiotherapy at University of Queensland in 2000, and has undertaken further studies and post-graduate qualifications in Strength & Conditioning and Biomechanics.