Professor James Bilzon has an established track-record of leading research into the biological basis of exercise rehabilitation for long-term human health and function. Following a 13-year career as a Human and Applied Physiologist in various Ministry of Defence (MoD) departments, he joined the University of Bath in 2008. Following a 3-year period as Director of Studies for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine, he became Head of Department for Health from 2011 to 2017. During this period he embarked on an ambitious development plan to secure the Department’s place among the elite Higher Education Institutions for Sport Health & Exercise Science in the UK. In 2012, he launched the Centre for DisAbility Sport and Health (DASH), focusing his research efforts on the role of exercise in the acute rehabilitation and long-term health of humans with physical disabilities and disabling conditions. He was promoted to Professor of Human and Applied Physiology in 2015. His most recent research has focused on investigating the efficacy of different types and intensities of exercise on cardiometabolic disease risk in people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Lower Limb Amputation(s) (LLA). He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and secured >£10 million in research grant funding. James is the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s (BASEM) representative to the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS) and Honorary Civilian Consultant Advisor  (HCCA) in Sport & Exercise Science to the British Army.