He is currently the Head of Sport Science at Queens Park Rangers Football Club. He has previously worked as Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine at QPR, Head of Sport Science at First Rate (at Lloyd's) Ahli (Dubai) and Head of Sport Science at Malmo FF (Sweden). Prior to this John worked for Southampton Football Club for 6 years as a sport scientist and assisted the England U17 National Team at tournaments as well as presenting for the Football League.
He also worked with female England players providing South&C and sport science support.
Phillips is educated to Bachelor of Science level in Sport and Exercise Science and has an Master of Science in Physiology. He has recently begun his Doctor of Philosophy focusing on training load in football.
He is the co-author of two books (The Cheetah and the Athlete and The Neuromuscular Diamonds).