Gareth Fletcher

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Dietary influences on exercise metabolism in relation to the maintenance of lifelong health and in the achievement of optimal sporting performance

Supervisors: Dr G. A. Wallis, Professor J. Thompson


  • MSc Human Nutrition – University of Glasgow
  • BSc Sports and Exercise Science – Loughborough University
  • International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) level 1 qualified
  • Quanta – Principles of Project Management level 1
  • Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations – DEXA operator qualified 


Gareth is interested in most aspects of exercise physiology, especially anything related to nutrition.
He previously worked in a health and preventative health care system, and clinical trials involving nutritional supplements


Research group: Exercise Metabolism

Gareth is interested in the way that diet and nutrition can affect health and how it can be manipulated to influence health (principally regarding lipid metabolism), training adaptations and sporting performance. Understanding both the mechanisms behind this on a molecular level, and the implications and effects on the whole body are of particular interest. 


  • Martineau, A.R., Fletcher, G, et al(2015). Double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial of bolus-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in adults with asthma (ViDiAs). Thorax. 2015 Feb 27, Epub ahead of print. 
  • Buckthorpe, M., Erskine, R.M., Fletcher, G & Folland, J.P (In Press).  Task specific neural adaptations to isoinertial resistance training.  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports [In Press].
  • Erskine, R.M., Fletcher, G & Folland, J.P (2014). The contribution of muscle hypertrophy to strength changes following resistance training. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114 (6): 1239-49
  • Erskine RM, Fletcher G, Hanson B, Folland JP (2012). Whey protein does not enhance the adaptations to elbow flexor resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Sep;44(9):1791-800