James H Dugdale is a research professional boasting a decade of evidenced applied and academic experience in applied sport science. Specialising in the preparation, identification, and development of adolescent soccer athletes, James has a wealth of experience working with youth athletes, coaches, and parents in both a research and applied setting. As a practitioner, James has worked as a strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist across multiple sports and with abilities ranging from professional sports teams to novices. James previously completed a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Stirling working on an Innovate UK and industry funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership developing a talent identification and development platform for youth soccer players. James also completed a PhD studentship match-funded by the University of Stirling and Soccer PDP in the same discipline. James has demonstrated his scholarly abilities through academic teaching, peer-reviewed publications, student supervision, oral presentations, and industry consultancy.