Current research supervision as lead supervisor:
Nurul Abdullah, 2015 – present, Nurul’s PhD research is focussed exploring metabolic resonse to food ingestion and exercise in men and women. She is supported by an Education Scholarship from the Malaysian Government.
Brandon Shad (Joint-supervisor with Professor Janice Thompson [Birmingham]; collaboration with Professor Luc van Loon [Maastricht]), 2015 – present. Brandon is undertaking a PhD investigating the influence of physical activity and sedentary time on skeletal muscle protein anabolism, physical function and metabolic health. His studentship is funded by the College of Life & Environmental Sciences (University of Birmingham), Exercise as Medicine Doctoral Training Centre.
Tim Podlogar, 2016 – present. Tim’s PhD focusses on the influences of nutrition on the metabolic factors that underpin exercise training and the health benefits of exercise. He is funded by a scholarship from the Slovenian Government.
Ed Maunder, 2016-present. Ed is undertaking an MRES project looking at recovery of endurance running performance following various types of post-exercise carbohydrate provision.
Ollie Odell, 2017 –present. Ollie is undertaking a PhD in exercise metabolism and nutrition as part of the BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership. This work is being conducted in collaboration with an industrial partner, Volac International Ltd.
Research student completions as lead supervisor:
Dr Gareth Fletcher, PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2017). Research Area: Dietary influence on exercise metabolism, health and performance. Current post: Associate Scientist, Human Performance Laboratory, GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr Scott Robinson, PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2016). Research Area: Fat oxidation during exercise: significance, determinants and response to nutrition. Current post: Exercise Physiologist and Performance Nutritionist, Guru Performance Institute.
Mr Jack Conway, MRes in Exercise and Sport Sciences (2015). Research area: Resistant starch, exercise and insulin sensitivity. Current post: Secondary School teacher.
Dr Helen Bradley, PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences (2013). Research area: Exercise, insulin sensitivity and GLUT4 translocation in human skeletal muscle. Current post: Clinical Trials Project Manager, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre