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Principal Lecturer, Exercise Physiology
Life & Sports Sciences
Dr Monèm Jemni is known as the world’s leading expert in physiology of gymnastics following a career as an international coach. He has carried out research and given awards in different universities in France, Tunisia, the USA and the UK.
His research areas includes the enhancement of physiological aspects of human performance and more recently health-related issues (obesity, type 2 diabetes, diet and hormonal regulation in relation to exercise).
Previously, programme leader for the BSc Sport Science with Professional Football Coaching
Invited keynote speaker: AGU Scientific Symposium, Putian, China: Science of Gymnastics. http://www.agu-gymnastics.com/index.php/2011-04-23-20-34-01/389-agu-scientific-symposium-science-of-gymnastics-2012
London 2012 Olympic Games expert in Gymnastics http://www.games-experts.com/search/?q=jemni.
International Consultant. The Adolescents Obesity Surveillance System (AOSS). Funded by the Italian ministry of Health in conjunction with the World Health Organisation. http://www.assoproject.info
Consultant with the South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF) www.sahf.org.uk
Creator ISAFA: International Science And Football Association www.isafa.info
Invited visiting professor: Master Degree in Sport Science, School of Sport Science and Physical Education - University of Manuba, Tunisia. May 2012
Sport Science consultant – Gillingham Football Club, Kent
Scientific consultant with the Asian Gymnastics Union 2011-12 http://www.agu-gymnastics.com/
Co-Director of “Power Plate Research Institute” in conjunction with the University of Greenwich and Power Plate Company. 2011-2014. Vibration training http://www.powerplate.com
Chair of the International Week of Football. 15-17 April 2011, Palermo, Italy www.scienceandfootball.org
Invited keynote speaker: Fifth International Scientific Congress "Sport, Stress, Adaptation". National Sport Academy Vasil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria. 23-25 April 2010 http://ssa.nsa.bg/en - http://www.nsa.bg/
Chair of the Scientific Symposium held in parallel to the Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Games and Keynote, 14-20 February 2010, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. http://www.agu-gymnastics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=162:agu-organized-the-2nd-scientific-seminar-in-tashkent&catid=40:main-news&Itemid=50
Sport Science consultant with Charlton Athletic Football Club 2009-10 http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/sport/2382184.addicks_stars_get_set_for_new_campaign/?act=login
Invited keynote speaker (opening talk) and member of the scientific committee. International Congress of Gymnastics. 23-25 October 2009. Lisbon, Portugal. http://icgymnastics-ing.webnode.com/
International relations consultant: The Second International Conference in Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility. (ICTA 2009) May 7-9, 2009, Hammamet – Tunisia http://www.icta.rnu.tn/
Chair of the Scientific Symposium held in parallel to the Asian Gymnastics Games and Keynote, Doha, Qatar, 14 Nov 2008. http://www.agu-gymnastics.com/
Invited keynote speaker International Symposium in Gymnastics. National Sport Academy Vasil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria. 28 - 30 May 2008.
Manager of the “International Conference on Mental Health” organised by Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with University of Cambridge. Churchill College, Cambridge. UK. 11 - 13 October 2007:
Invited keynote speaker (opening talk): World Gymnastics summit. Rio De Janeiro – Brazil, 18 - 20 July 2007. State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Social Commerce Service Organisation (SESC – Rio) Barão Geraldo - Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.fef.unicamp.br/sigrac
Invited speaker: Sport Injury Symposium. Anglia Ruskin University, 19 May 2007, Chelmsford.
International relations consultant: The first International Conference in Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility (ICTA). April 12-14, 2007, Hammamet – Tunisia http://www.esstt.rnu.tn/utic/tica2007/accept_paper.htm
Curriculum consultant and invited lecturer: Master Degree in Sport Science, School of Sport Science and Physical Education - University of Sfax, Tunisia. 5-8 April 2007. http://www.issepsf.rnu.tn/eng/default.asp
Chair of the First International Sport Science Symposium and Keynote. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 20 June 2006
Chair of the 5th International Congress of the AFRAGA (Association Française de Recherche en Activités Gymniques et Acrobatiques) and Keynote. Tunisia, 11-13 April 2005. http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/carnegie/afraga/
Co-Director of the “Science in Gymnastics Symposium” held in conjunction with the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and USA Gymnastics, 23 August 2003, Anaheim, Los Angeles, USA.
Consultant with the French national men gymnastics team (pole INSEP).
Responsibilities: Physical preparation, periodization and physiological monitoring. 1996 – 2000; 2012
Jemni. M. (2011) The Science of Gymnastics. Routledge, Francis and Taylor Group Edition. ISBN-10: 0415549912.
Jemni M, Bianco A, Palma A. Proceeding of the 1st International Conference Science and Football. Palermo, Italy 15-17 April 2011. CONI publications (ISBN 978-88-905268-2-4)
Jemni M. (2010) Proceeding of the Scientific Symposium “The latest Research in Rhythmic Gymnastics” held parallel to the Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Games, 14-20 February 2010, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Jemni M. (2008) Proceeding of the Scientific Seminar “The latest Research in Artistic Gymnastics”. Held in parallel to the 4th Asian Artistic Gymnastics Games. Aspire Academy, Doha, Qatar, 14th Nov 2008.
Jemni M, Robin JF. (2005) Proceeding of the 5th International Conference of the AFRAGA (Association Française de Recherche en Activités Gymniques et Acrobatiques), Hammamet, Tunisia, 11 - 13 April. AFRAGA Editions.
Marina M, Jemni M, Rodríguez FA. Comparison of the Squat Jumps and Counter-Movement Jumps with progressive added loads’ performance between elite gymnasts and a matching control group. 2013 (in press J Sport Med Physical Fitness).
Mkaouer B, Jemni M, Amara S, Chaabèn H, Tabka Z (2012) Kinematic and kinetic analysis of counter movement jump versus two different types of standing back somersaults. Sc Gym J. 4(3):61-71
Filingeri D, Jemni M, Bianco A, Zeinstra E, Jimenez A. (2012) The effects of vibration during maximal graded exercise: a pilot study. J Sports Sc & Med. 11, 423 - 429
Marina M, Jemni M, Rodríguez FA, Jimenez A. (2012) Plyometric jumping performances’ comparison between elite male and female gymnasts and similar age groups. J Strength Cond Res. 26(7):1879-1886
Bianco A, Mammina C, Paoli A, Bellafiore M, Battaglia G, Caramazza G, Palma A, Jemni M. (2011) Protein supplementation in strength and conditioning adepts: knowledge, dietary behaviour and practice in Palermo, Italy. Int Soc Sports Nutr. 29;8(1):25.
Bianco A, Pomara F, Jemni M, Paoli A, Petrucci M, Bellafiore M, Palma A. (2011) Influence of family history of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus on basal metabolic rate in sedentary and active women. Panminerva Med. 53(4):253-9.
Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M, Patenti G. (2011) Thinking Sensibly about Injury Prevention and Safety. The Science of Gymnastics Journal. 3:43-58
Zaman J, Jemni M. (2011) South Asians, physical exercise and heart disease. Heart. 97(8):607-609.
Jemni M. (2012) Eastern vs Western Champions… Science, coaching, or magic?! AGU Scientific Symposium: Science of Gymnastics. http://www.agu-gymnastics.com/index.php/2011-04-23-20-34-01/389-agu-scientific-symposium-science-of-gymnastics-2012
Tabacchi G, Morici M, Alessi N, Censi L, Bianco A, Amodio E, Jemni M, Mammina C. A web-based surveillance system for adolescents lifestyles and obesity prevention. The ASSO Project. 45th National Congress SITES (Italian Society of Hygiene) "The Prevention and Public Health at the service of the country. 3-6 October 2012, Cagliari, Italy
Tabacchi G, Morici M, Bianco A, Jemni M, Alessi N, Censi L, Amodio E, Mammina C. (2012) A methodology development for a web-based surveillance system of adolescent food habits and lifestyles – The ASSO Project. 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM 8), 14-16 May 2012, Rome, Italy.
Tabacchi G, Bianco A, Jemni M, Amodio E, Mammina C. (2011) A web-based system for nutritional surveillance. The Project ASSO – Adolescents and Surveillance System for the Obesity prevention. 11th European Nutrition Conference FENS, 26-29 October 2011, Madrid, Spain. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism 2011, 58(suppl 3): 416
Filingeri D, Bianco A, Jemni M, Mammina C, Paoli A, Palma A, Tabacchi G. (2011) A web-based surveillance system for nutritional and physical activity in adolescence: The ASSO Project. III Annual Congress SISMES (Italian Society of Motor and Sport Sciences), 29 September - 1 October 2011, Verona, Italy. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness September 2011, Vol. 51 – Suppl. 1-3: 57
Tabacchi G, Morici M, Bianco A, Jemni M, Alessi N, Censi L, Amodio E, Mammina C. (2011) A methodology development for a web-based surveillance system of adolescent food habits and lifestyles – The ASSO Project. 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM 8), 14-16 May 2012, Rome, Italy.
Asllani A and Jemni M. (2011) The effects of vibration stretching and passive stretching on the hamstring flexibility and strength in football players. In: Jemni M, Bianco A, Palma A, Eds; Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Science and Football. International Week of Football. 15-17 April 2011, Palermo, Italy. CONI publications ISBN 978 - 88 - 905268-2-4
Beattie D, Jemni M. (2011) Comparing phase II of the VO2 kinetics during cycling with and without vibration. In: Jemni M, Bianco A, Palma A, Eds; Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Science and Football. International Week of Football. 15-17 April 2011, Palermo, Italy. CONI publications ISBN 978 - 88 - 905268-2-4
Filingeri D, Matharoo J, Jemni M. (2011) Do football players need altitude training? A review. In: Jemni M, Bianco A, Palma A, Eds; Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Science and Football. International Week of Football. 15-17 April 2011, Palermo, Italy. CONI publications ISBN 978 - 88 - 905268-2-4.
Vahedi A, Jemni M. (2011) Developing a cardio respiratory endurance fitness test for football players. In: Jemni M, Bianco A, Palma A, Eds; Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Science and Football. International Week of Football. 15-17 April 2011, Palermo, Italy. CONI publications ISBN 978 - 88 - 905268-2-4
Filingeri D, Jemni M, Matharoo J, Jimenez A. (2011) Physiological responses during maximal incremental cycling test on the power BIKE™ – a Case Study. FIBO, 17 April, 2011, Essen, Germany.
Filingeri D, Jemni M, Matharoo J, Jimenez A. (2011) The effects of power BIKE™ on oxygen uptake and heart rate. FIBO, 17 April, 2011, Essen, Germany.
Jemni M (2011) Obesity levels are increasing in children younger than two. The Mercury, 19 January 2011- p3
Jemni M (2011) PowerBike validation – effects of vibration cycling on physiological components. Press conference, Paris 4th July 2011.