Rob James

Rob James

Animal Biomechanics Group Convenor

In 1994 Rob was awarded a PhD by the University of Leeds, for work on the mechanical and physiological properties of mammalian muscle. Rob then undertook four years of postdoctoral research at the University of St. Andrews to study the effects of temperature and growth on skeletal muscle and locomotory performance of fish and frogs. Since then Rob has worked with leading international collaborators in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, UK and USA to undertake a range of research projects that have involved reciprocal travel to work at different research laboratories. These projects have included investigating the effects of obesity, ageing, temperature and seasonal muscle disuse (e.g. hibernation and aestivation) on skeletal muscle and locomotor performance in various vertebrate species.

Prof. Rob James
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Coventry University
Richard Crossman building, Room 111
Priory Street

Humanature symposium - web


Natural History Museum, UK
11 - 12 November 2017