Oliver Odell BSc, AFHEA

Oliver Odell

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
PhD Researcher

Contact details

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

Ollie is a PhD researcher, supervised by Dr Gareth Wallis in the field of sports nutrition and exercise metabolism. His current PhD research is centered around carbohydrate metabolism, specifically focused on the dairy-derived carbohydrate lactose.

Qualifications

BSc Exercise & Sport Sciences (1st Class Hons.), University of Exeter
Introduction to Academic Practice for Doctoral Researchers (Distinction), University of Birmingham

Biography

Ollie completed his undergraduate degree at the Department of Sport & Health Sciences at the University of Exeter, graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in 2017. He completed a Physiological Society vacation studentship, studying the temporo-spatial changes in integrin adhesome proteins in response to eccentric exercise. His dissertation investigated the differing responses to eccentric exercise in Type I and Type II fibre predominant muscle groups.

He began his PhD with Dr Gareth Wallis in 2017, as part of the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP), funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) on an iCASE studentship in collaboration with Volac International. His PhD investigates the metabolism of the dairy carbohydrate, lactose. 

Other activities

Ollie was the Westmere Scholar for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences for the 2018-19 academic year. He is currently the student representative for the University of Birmingham on the MIBTP Committee, and the representative to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences for the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.