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Ben Drury

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning

  • 29 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20162019

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Personal profile

Overview:

Ben is a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and the Course Leader for the MSc Strength and Conditoning degree. Having worked full-time in the professional field of sport science for over 5 years, Ben joined Hatpury University in March 2013 and has since designed developed the curriculum for both the BSc and MSc Strength and Conditioning degrees. Throughout this time he has continued to work with a number of professional clubs and organisations in the UK in coaching and consultancy roles and currently leads collaborative projects with Aston Villa FC Sattelite Centre Academy, Cheltenham Town FC and Gloucestershire CCC. Ben is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Level 2 British Weightlifting (BWL) Coach as well as a BWL Tutor. Additionally, he is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a founding member of the BASES ‘Education and Teaching’ Special Interest Group. Ben's main research focus is within the area of long-term athletic development in which he is completing his PhD via publication investigating resistance training practices in youth male athletes with expected completion in 2021.

Current Teaching

Module Leader:

  • Applied Motor Learning and Motor Control in Strength and Conditioning (MSc).
  • Performance Assessment and Evaluation for Strength and Conditioning (MSc).
  • Contemporary Issues in Strength and Conditioning (MSc).
  • Training Prescription and Programming (MSc).
  • Training the Youth Athlete (BSc).
  • Olympic Weightlifting (BSc).

Research interests

Current Project Areas:

  • Resistance Training Practices in Youth Athletes.
  • Eccentric Training Modalities.
  • Skill Acquisition Strategies for Athletic Performance.

Publications

Journal Articles:

  • Drury. B., Green, T., Ramirez-Campillo, R., and Moran, J. (2019). Influence of Maturation Status on Eccentric Hamstring Strength Improvements in Youth Male Soccer Players following the Nordic Hamstring Exercise. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (Accepted).
  • Fernandes, J.F.T., Clarke, H., Moran, J and Drury, B. (2019). The Influence of Maturation on the Reliability of the Nordic Hamstring Exercise in Male Youth Footballers. Translational Sports Medicine (Accepted).
  • Drury, B., Ratel, Sebastien, R., Clark, C.T.C., Fernandes, J.F.T., Moran, J., & Behm, D.G. (2019). Eccentric Resistance Training in Youth: Perspectives for Long-Term Athletic Development. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 
  • Davies, M. J., Drury, B., Ramirez-Campillo, R., Chaabane, H., & Moran, J. (2019). Effect of Plyometric Training and Biological Maturation on Jump and Change of Direction Ability in Female Youth. Journal of strength and conditioning research.
  • Moran, J., Blagrove, R., Drury, B., Fernandes, J.F.T., Paxton, K., Chaabene, H., & Ramirez-Campillo, R. (2019). Effects of Small-Sided Games vs. Conventional Endurance Training on Endurance Performance in Male Youth Soccer Players: A Meta-Analytical Comparison. Sports Medicine. 1-12.
  • Ramirez-Campillo, R., Moran, J., Drury, B., Williams, M., Keogh, J. W., Chaabene, H., & Granacher, U. (2019). Effects of Equal Volume But Different Plyometric Jump Training Intensities on Components of Physical Fitness in Physically Active Young Males. Journal of strength and conditioning research.
  • Fernandes, J., Lamb, K. L., Clark, C. C. T., Moran, J., Drury, B., Garcia-Ramos, A., & Twist, C. (2018). A comparison of the FitroDyne and GymAware rotary encoders for quantifying peak and mean velocity during traditional multi-jointed exercises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Clark, C. C., Nobre, G. C., Fernandes, J. F., Moran, J., Drury, B., Mannini, A., & Podstawski, R. (2018). Physical activity characterisation: does one site fit all? Physiological Meaurement.
  • Moran, J., Sandercock, G., Ramirez-Campillo, R., Clark, C. C., Fernandes, J. F., & Drury, B. (2018). A Meta-Analysis of Resistance Training in Female Youth: Its Effect on Muscular Strength, and Shortcomings in the Literature. Sports Medicine, 1-11.
  • Moran, J., Clark, C. C., Ramirez-Campillo, R., Davies, M. J., & Drury, B. (2018). A Meta-Analysis of Plyometric Training in Female Youth: Its Efficacy and Shortcomings in the Literature. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Clark, C. C., Moran, J., Drury, B., Venetsanou, F., & Fernandes, J. F. (2018). Actual vs. Perceived Motor Competence in Children (8–10 Years): An Issue of Non-Veridicality. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 3(2), 20.
  • Ranchordas, M. K., Tiller, N. B., Ramchandani, G., Jutley, R., Blow, A., Tye, J., & Drury, B. (2017). Normative data on regional sweat-sodium concentrations of professional male team-sport athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 14(1), 40.
  • McCarron, J., and Drury, B. (2016). Which numbers count? An appreciative conversation of discovery and design within sport science support. The International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry.
  • Drury, B., & Twist, C. (2014). The Effects of Acute Heavy Eccentric Loading on Post-Activation Potentiation. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.
  • Tod, D., Edwards, C., Drury, B., Akehurst, S., & Lavallee, D. (2008). Relationships among muscle dysmorphia and body image-related quality of life and coping strategies. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26 (Suppl. 2). 139-140.

Conference Abstratcs: 

  • Drury, B., and Clementson, M. (2019). Effects of Cluster Sets on the Nordic Hamstring Exercise in Well-Trained Rugby Union Players. Poster Presentation at the International Sports Forum on Strength, Training and Nutrition, Madrid, Spain.
  • Fernandes, J.F.T., Clarke, H., Moran, J and Drury, B. (2019). The Influence of Maturation on the Reliability of the Nordic Hamstring Exercise in Male Youth Footballers. Poster Presentation at the 2019 BASES Annual Conference, Leicestershire, England.
  • Drury, B., & Tooley, L. (2019). Influence of Different Cluster Set Configurations on Force Production during the Nordic Hamstring Exercise  in Youth Female Athletes. Poster Presentation at the 2019 UKSCA Annual Conference, Milton Keynes, England.
  • Wild, J., Howells, D., Moran, J., Mcleod, C., & Drury, B. (August 2018). Countermovent Jump Predictors of Linear Speed in Elite Rugby Sevens Players. Poster Presentation at the 2018 UKSCA Annual Conference, Milton Keynes, England.
  • Taylor, R., Roberts, M., & Drury, B. (2017). Physical Characteristics of Elite Youth Equestrian   Riders. Poster Presentation at the 2017 UKSCA Annual Conference, Leicestershire, England.
  • Drury, B., & Carlstedt-Duke, E. (August 2015). Physiological Characteristic of Elite Youth Netball Players. Poster session at the 2015 UKSCA Annual Conference, Warwickshire, England.
  • Drury, B. (April 2008). Relationships among muscle dysmorphia and body image-related quality of life and coping strategies. Poster session at 2008 BASES Student Conference, University of Bedfordshire, England.

Conference/Workshop Presentations:

  • Drury, B. (2020). Eccentric Training in Youth: Past, Present and Future. Oral Presentation at the 2020 UKSCA Football Conference, Coventry, England.
  • Drury, B. (May 2016). Eccentric Training: Programming, Planning and Future Directions. Conference speaker at the Exxentric Summit, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Drury, B. (November 2012). The Role of Physiological Testing for the Cyclist. Conference speaker at the British Cycling Coaches Conference, Coventry, England.

Education/Academic qualification

PGHCE, PGCHE, University of the West of England (UWE)

30 Jan 201430 Apr 2015

Award Date: 30 Apr 2015

Sport Science, MSc, University of Chester

1 Oct 20091 Nov 2011

Award Date: 16 Jan 2012

Sport Science, BSc, Aberystwyth University

22 Sep 20051 Jul 2008

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

Sport Science, DPhil

20182020

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Research Output

  • 29 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 11 Journal Article
  • 3 Poster

A meta-analysis of plyometric training in female youth: its efficacy and shortcomings in the literature

Moran, J., Clark, C. C. T., Ramírez-Campillo, R., Davies, M. J. & Drury, B., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33, 7

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    Eccentric Resistance Training in Youth: Perspectives for Long-Term Athletic Development

    Drury, B., Ratel, S., Clark, C. C. T., Fernandes, J., Moran, J. & Behm, D. G., 28 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 4, 4

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    Effects of Equal Volume But Different Plyometric Jump Training Intensities on Components of Physical Fitness in Physically Active Young Males

    Ramírez-Campillo, R., Moran, J., Drury, B., Williams, M., Keogh, J. W., Chaabene, H. & Granacher, U., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 8 p.

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  • Effects of Small-Sided Games vs. Conventional Endurance Training on Endurance Performance in Male Youth Soccer Players: A Meta-Analytical Comparison

    Moran, J., Blagrove, R. C., Drury, B., Fernandes, J. F. T., Paxton, K., Chaabene, H. & Ramirez-Campillo, R., May 2019, In : Sports Medicine. 49, 5, p. 731-742 12 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The influence of maturation on the reliability of the Nordic hamstring exercise in male youth footballers

    Fernandes, J., Moran, J., Clarke, H. & Drury, B., Nov 2019.

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