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Research interests

I am interested in human fuel use. How we get fuel from our diet, burn fuels during exercise; and store fuels when they exceed our requirements. 

My research group employs a variety of methods to understand human fuel use, including indirect calorimetry, tissue biopsies and stable isotope (IV) infusion and ingestion. We use these methods across laboratory-based and free-living studies to answer basic science and practically-relevant questions.

I joined the Department for Health at the University of Bath in 2014 as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) before being promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2017, Reader (Associate Professor) in 2020 and Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism in 2022. I am also a consultant to sports teams and industry.

In recognition of my research, I received the Julie Wallace Award 2018 from the Nutrition Society. I am an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism.


Declaration of interests:


Research interests

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

Research funding

  • British Heart Foundation
  • 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
  • Cosun Nutrition Center
  • Clasado Biosciences

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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


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