• About us


    Human physiology, metabolism and nutrition research at the University of Nottingham was established in the late 1960's. Currently led by Prof. Paul Greenhaff, the Physiology, Metabolism and Nutrition (PMN) Research Group now has a well regarded international research standing and ranks within the top 10 in the UK according to the Research Excellence Framework.

    With the recruitment of a talented and highly experienced research team coupled with outstanding facilities, we are able to deliver 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent' research. Our commitment to collaborate with industry and clinical research networks enables us to deliver groundbreaking research, as well as share knowledge and new developments all in accordance with our research themes.

    Research Themes

    • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
    • Regulation of Muscle Function, Size and Metabolism
    • Human Nutrition, Obesity and Body Composition

    • Behaviour Modification



    Our Vision

    Our vision is to increase capacity and standing in areas of historical research excellence such as exercise, nutrition, metabolism and skeletal muscle research in the context of health and disease
    Prof. Paul Greenhaff (2021)
    100% of UoA24 (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism) research submitted to REF2021 was judged to be ‘world-leading’ (4*), or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

    Physiology, Metabolism & Nutrition Research Group

    David Greenfield Human Physiology Unit
    School of Life Sciences
    Medical School
    University of Nottingham
    Nottingham, NG7 2UH