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Chief distiller

Dr Jamie Pringle is an applied scientist, working in high performance sport. An exercise physiologist by trade and qualification, and multidisciplinary team leader by practice, Jamie has 10 years experience in the world-class sector of British sport, and 7 years previously in higher education as a senior lecturer and researcher. His passion is to bridge these sectors by creating innovative solutions that combine high quality science with real-world insight.


Jamie was the Head of Science for British Athletics leading into the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. He led a team of expert practitioners who worked closely with coaches and athletes across the wide breadth of track and field. As Lead Physiologist for the English Institute of Sport (EIS; 2007 - 2015), Jamie had responsibility for overseeing and supporting science staff across various NGB programs and leading technical development initiatives. He was the Director for the BASES-accredited Human Performance Laboratory at the EIS. Jamie served also as the Lead Physiologist for the Human Performance focus of the EIS Research and Innovation group, leading bespoke R&D projects for NGBs and collaborating across academia and industry.


Jamie was with the English Institute of Sport (EIS) from 2007 to 2015, as a BASES Accredited exercise physiologist. He worked across three Olympic cycles providing physiological support to a number of medal-winning national governing body programs, and in embedded roles with British Triathlon British Canoeing, and British Athletics, supporting a number of Olympic, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth champions.


Jamie was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton (2001 to 2007; Chelsea School), teaching on the sport and exercise sciences programs as well as pursuing a research and enterprise focus. Jamie has a strong publication profile, active both in academia and industry, contributing to RAE/REF submissions, and with over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He continued his academic collaborations with PhD supervision and experimental work across both academic and industrial networks. Jamie sits on the BASES Laboratory Accreditation inspection group and is an expert reviewer for 12 scientific journals.


Jamie coaches and advises a small number of successful athletes, particularly in cycling disciplines. These include National, Commonwealth, World and Paralympic champions, who between them have claimed over 50 British Records in cycling. He has featured in popular publications such as Cycling Weekly, 220 Magazine, and contributed to the BBC and Radio 5 Live. He works as a coach educator for various national governing bodies.

Athlete (lapsed)

Like many scientists working in sport, we arrive here because of a curiosity to figure out how to do something better for ourselves. My background is in schoolboy rugby, then into competitive endurance sports (mostly cycling), and now as a coffee-drinking, macaroon-eating MAMIL (particularly uncompetitive), with some skiing and back-country ski mountaineering to maintain a healthy muscle mass and sense of mortality, respectively.

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