BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Sciences (The University of Birmingham), 2003
PhD, Sport and Exercise Sciences (The University of Birmingham), 2007
Chris received his undergraduate degree and his PhD from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at The University of Birmingham in 2007. His PhD focused on using immuohistochemial techniques to look at the beneficial effects of exercise on insulin sensitivity.
- Obesity and insulin resistance
- Muscle lipid storage and oxidation
- Exercise metabolism
He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow using fluorescence microscopy to investigate the underlying mechanisms of lipid-induced insulin resistance at the level of skeletal muscle and the endothelium. He is also investigating the mechanisms of skeletal muscle fat metabolism during exercise. He has also investigated the effect of nutrition on fuel metabolism during exercise. In 2006 he won the Young Investigator Award at the European College of Sports Sciences.
CS Shaw, DA Jones, A Wagenmakers. 2007. Network distribution of mitochondria and lipid droplets in human muscle fibres.Histochemistry and Cell Biology,
Venables MC, Shaw CS, Jeukendrup AE, Wagenmakers AJ (2007) Effect of acute exercise on glucose tolerance following post-exercise feeding. Eur J Appl Physiol 100(6): 711-717
Rowlands DS, Wallis GA, Shaw C, Jentjens RL, Jeukendrup AE (2005) Glucose polymer molecular weight does not affect exogenous carbohydrate oxidation. Med Sci Sports Exerc 37(9): 1510-1516
Jentjens RL, Shaw C, Birtles T, Waring RH, Harding LK, Jeukendrup AE (2005) Oxidation of combined ingestion of glucose and sucrose during exercise. Metabolism 54(5): 610-618
Wallis GA, Rowlands DS, Shaw C, Jentjens RL, Jeukendrup AE (2005) Oxidation of combined ingestion of maltodextrins and fructose during exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 37(3): 426-432