James Baker

Research Assistant

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Sport & Exercise Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Sport and exercise sciences

James is a Research Assistant in our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Course Co-ordinator for our unique distance learning degree, Coaching for Performance in Football.

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james.baker@anglia.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Visual search strategies in soccer penalty kicks and how these patterns change as a function of task demand 
  • Perceptual-cognitive skills in sports (eg anticipation, situational assessment, decision making)
  • The factors which limit maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max)
  • Pacing strategies during exercise

Teaching

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James is Associate Lecturer on our BSc (Hons) Coaching for Performance in Football, teaching the following modules:

  • Application of Football Data II
  • Fundamentals of Sport Science in Coaching
  • Interpretation of Sport Science Data in Coaching
  • Collecting and Evaluating Sport Science Data in Coaching

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, Football Association
  • The FA Youth Award Module 1, Football Association
  • Currently completing a PhD

Selected recent publications

Timmis, M., Allsop, J., Baranian, M., Baker, J., Basevitch, I., Latham, K., Pardhan, S., and van Paridon, K., 2017. Visual search behaviour among individuals with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) when walking across different terrain. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 58, 4737–4746.

Gordon, D.,  Merzbach, V., Gernigon, M., Baker, J., and Scruton, A., 2017. The Effects of Non-Contingent Feedback on the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 16, pp105-111.

Scruton, A., Baker, J., Roberts, J., Basevitch, I., Merzbach, V., and Gordon, D., 2015. Pacing accuracy during an incremental step test in adolescent swimmers. Open Access Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, pp249-257.

Gordon, D., Caddy, O., Merzbach, V., Gernigon, M., Baker, J., Scruton, A., Keiller, D., and Barnes, R., 2015. Prior knowledge of trial number influences the incidence of plateau at VO2max. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 14, pp47-53.

Gordon, D., Wang, S., Villa de Mucha, P., Baker, J., Merzbach, V., Scruton, A., and Barnes, R., 2014. Effects of induced alkalosis on the incidence of plateau at VO2max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, S374.

Baker, J., Walker, E., Merzbach, V., Scruton, A., Barnes, R. and Gordon, D., 2014. The effects of acute dietary nitrate consumption on the incidence of plateau at VO2max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, S547.

Gordon, D., Wood, M., Porter, M., Vetrivel, V., Gernigon, M., Caddy, O., Merzbach, V., Keiller, D., Baker, J., and Barnes, R., 2013. Influence of blood donation on the incidence of plateau at VO2max. European Journal of Applied Physiology, DOI 10.1007/s00421-013-2743-3.

Gordon, D., Tilston, H., Walshe, E., Bradley, P., Baker, J., Gernigon, M., and Barnes, R., 2013. Incidence of plateau at VO2max: is there a role for a circadian oscillator? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, S192-193.

Recent presentations and conferences

Baker, J., van Paridon, K.N., Scruton, A., and Timmis, M., 2016. Does visual search strategy change during soccer penalty kicks taken with the dominant vs. non-dominant foot? European College of Sports Science. Mini Oral. Vienna.

Baker, J., Rathbone, A., Johnstone, J., Barnes, R., Scruton, A., and Gordon D., 2014. The effect of vVO2max protocol on prediciting 3000-m running performance. European College of Sports Sciences, 1-5 July 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.