Dr Chris Shaw BSc PhD


Post-doctoral Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Chris Shaw

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4128

Fax +44 (0)121 414 4121

Email c.s.shaw@bham.ac.uk

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom


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.



Why metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes develop with sedentary lifestyles and obesity; how exercise can prevent and/or treat such metabolic diseases

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