Department for Health, University of Bath and Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis.
James Bilzon is a professor of Human and Applied Physiology at the University of Bath and Director of the National Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research, funded by Versus Arthritis. He has an established track-record of leading research into musculoskeletal injury prevention and exercise-based rehabilitation for long-term human health and function. His recent research has investigated the efficacy of different types and intensities of exercise stimulus for the maintenance of musculoskeletal health in individuals with post-traumatic hip and knee pathology. He is also collaborating to develop digital tools to improve movement quality and motivate individuals to adhere to exercise programs, which will reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and the long-term burden of musculoskeletal symptoms. He has published >100 peer-reviewed journal articles and secured >£10 million in research grant funding. He is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s (BASEM) Scientific Advisory Group and the International Sports Medicine Federation’s (FIMS) Scientific Commission and Honorary Civilian Consultant Advisor (HCCA) in Sport & Exercise Medicine to the Ministry of Defence.