My area of research is the interface between food and nutrition, metabolism, muscle and associated health and performance phenotypes. I set out to determine the molecular and physiological mechanisms associated with the diet or nutritional parameter on health, using human and animal models in a wide array of tools including stable isotopes, proteomics, genomics, and metabolomic platforms, immunoflurochemistry and other histological methods. Recent work has focused on the impact of a novel dietary proteins on insulin resistance in type-2 diabetes, optimal hydration drinks and carbohydrate blends for energy provision and performance, and protein feeding to promote skeletal muscle recovery and functional adaptation in sport, and novel blends of plant and animal proteins to improve understanding of protein nutrition in health. I have run clinical trials with sports medics in Achilles Tendinopathy rehabilitation, which altered clinical practice.

 

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