Javier Gonzalez

BSc (Hons), MRes, PhD, FHEA, Dr

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20122022
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Personal profile

Research interests

Javier joined the Department for Health at the University of Bath in 2014 as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Human Physiology before being promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2017.

Javier's research seeks to understand the interactions between nutrition and exercise in health and disease. One strand of this work is to explore the role of carbohydrate availability in the regulation of metabolic health, energy balance and (endurance) sports performance. A second strand aims to uncover new dietary approaches to influence the production of hormones from the gut, and thereby regulate appetite and energy expenditure.

Javier has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals such as Diabetes CareObesity ReviewsAmerican Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In recognition of this work, he recieved the Julie Wallace Award 2018 by the Nutrition Society. He also has editorial roles with The Journal of Physiology and Nutrition Research Reviews, and has acted as an expert panel member for the Research Council of Norway. Furthermore, Javier is the University of Bath ambassador for The Nutrition Society and The Physiological Society.

After completing a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and an MRes in Exercise Physiology, Javier completed his PhD in 2013, which covered the areas of human nutrition, exercise metabolism, and appetite. Following this, he completed a post-doc in collaboration with the University of Maastricht and Newcastle University studying the effects of nutrition on liver and muscle metabolism.

In addition to academic work, Javier has also provided nutrition consultancy to athletes and businesses.

 

Research interests

  • Human Nutrition
  • Exercise Metabolism
  • Energy Balance
  • Glucose Control
  • Metabolic Health

Research funding

  • Medical Research Council
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • The Physiological Society
  • The Rank Prize Funds
  • The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Arla Foods Ingredients
  • Kenniscentrum Suiker and Voeding

Keywords

  • QP Physiology
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Glucose
  • Fat Metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Energy Balance
  • Diabetes
  • Appetite

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Appetite Medicine & Life Sciences
Breakfast Medicine & Life Sciences
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Carbohydrates Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2012 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Breakfast
Fasting
Eating
Exercise
Glucose
26 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Liver Glycogen
Exercise
Carbohydrates
Fructose
Glucose
14 Citations (Scopus)

Sucrose ingestion after exhaustive exercise accelerates liver, but not muscle glycogen repletion when compared to glucose ingestion in trained athletes

Fuchs, C., Gonzalez, J., Beelen, M., Cermak, N., Smith, F., Thelwall, P., Taylor, R., Trenell, M., Stevenson, E. & van Loon, L. J. C., 1 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 120, 11, p. 1328-1334 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Glycogen
Athletes
Sucrose
Eating
Exercise
23 Citations (Scopus)

Ingestion of glucose or sucrose prevents liver but not muscle glycogen depletion during prolonged endurance-type exercise in trained cyclists

Gonzalez, J. T., Fuchs, C. J., Smith, F. E., Thelwall, P. E., Taylor, R., Stevenson, E. J., Trenell, M. I., Cermak, N. M. & van Loon, L. J. C., 15 Dec 2015, In : American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism. 309, 12, p. E1032-E1039 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Glycogen
Sucrose
Eating
Liver Glycogen
Glucose
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat
Breakfast
Adipose Tissue
Fasting
Insulin

Datasets

Dataset for 'Pre-Exercise Breakfast Ingestion versus Extended Overnight Fasting Increases Postprandial Glucose Flux after Exercise in Healthy Men: Pre-exercise feeding and postprandial glucose flux'

Edinburgh, R. (Creator), Hengist, A. (Creator), Smith, H. (Creator), Travers, R. (Creator), Koumanov, F. (Creator), Betts, J. (Creator), Thompson, D. (Creator), Walhin, J. (Creator), Wallis, G. (Creator), Hamilton, D. L. (Creator), Stevenson, E. (Creator), Tipton, K. (Creator), Gonzalez, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 27 Feb 2019

Dataset

Dataset for 'Skipping breakfast before exercise creates a more negative 24-hour energy balance: A randomized controlled trial in healthy physically active young men'

Edinburgh, R. (Creator), Hengist, A. (Creator), Smith, H. (Creator), Travers, R. (Creator), Betts, J. (Creator), Thompson, D. (Creator), Walhin, J. (Creator), Wallis, G. (Creator), Hamilton, D. L. (Creator), Stevenson, E. (Creator), Tipton, K. (Creator), Gonzalez, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 10 Apr 2019

Dataset