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Prof. Paul Greenhaff
Paul joined the University in 1991 and is the lead of the Physiology, Metabolism and Nutrition group here at the University of Nottingham.
Paul's research interests are centred on the changes in body composition and the dysregulation of muscle fuel and protein metabolism in ageing, immobilisation, acute trauma and inflammation and chronic disease (including exercise, nutritional and pharmacological interventions) to offset these negative and pathophysiological effects.
Kostas joined the University in 1998 and is the Course Director for the Sport and Exercise Science BSc course here at Nottingham.
Kostas' research interests focus on the metabolic and molecular basis of lipid-induced insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, and ageing with particular emphasis on the integration of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism at rest and during exercise, and nutrient-gene interactions in adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle.
Rudi joined the University of Nottingham in 2006 having previously worked at the University of Leeds.
Rudi's principle research interests include muscle microdamage and its repair after exercise through the use of muscle biopsy techniques and the binding of small chaperones to identify repair sites and correlating them with markers of repair. Rudi's recent research has focused on the macro-architecture of human skeletal muscle by dissecting cadaveric muscles to generate 3D fascicle maps.
Moira joined the University in 2001 having previously worked at King's College, London.
Moira's research consists of intensive laboratory and community based human feeding studies exploring the impact of manipulating meal pattern regularity or dietary composition on biochemical, physiological and appetitive outcomes with oral and enteral feeding. Her research areas of interest include flavour manipulation, including optimising oral nutritional supplements and to treat parosmia.
Mario joined the University of Nottingham in 2019 having previously worked at Newcastle University.
Mario is a clinical academic that specialises in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine. His current research interests are to define the role of which sarcopenic obesity and improve disease risk prediction. Mario's research is also interested in understanding the role of nutritional factors, such as inorganic nitrate, vitamin C or salt consumption, in the modifications of nitric oxide production and impact on vascular, metabolic and cognitive outcomes.
Mark joined the University of Nottingham in 2013 having previously work at the University of Oxford.
Mark is an Assistant Professor within the School of Life Sciences and is also the Senior Tutor for the Sport and Exercise Science BSc.
Nic returned to the University of Nottingham in 2018 having previously worked at the University of Oxford.
Nic's current research interests include the development of new techniques to non-invasively image the function of the brain using MRI in the brain and beyond. Nic specialises in the measurement of aspects of brain physiology, such as developing new technologies for measuring oxygen metabolism in the human brain.
Sebastian joined the University of Nottingham in 2015 having previously worked at the University of Oxford.
Sebastian's research interests include the use of metabolic imaging techniques, such as hyperolised 13C NMR, to directly study the integration of non-mitochondrial and mitochondrial energy metabolism during exercise. Sebastian has successfully established exercise-based MR experiments and the safe use of hyperpolarisation of 13C-labelled pyruvate on site to detect pyruvate metabolism in the sketal muscle.
Matthew joined the University of Nottingham in 2019 following the completion of his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Matthew teaches across the undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science, including Core Skills in Sport and Exercise Science, Cardio-Respiratory and Environmental Physiology, and Physical Inactivity. Matts research is focussed on health and function in adults with Neuromuscular conditions, alongside working as a Lead Physical Performance coach within the FA's para-football programme.
Matt joined the University of Nottingham in 2016 following the completion of his PhD here at Nottingham
Matt's recent research interests have centred around the development of strategies that utilise novel stable isotope tracers in combination with mass spectrometry as a minimally invasive method for measuring metabolism in humans. Matt's previous research has played a key role in the development of novel stable isotopic methods using deuterium oxide to make multi-substrate measurements (i.e. Protein, RNA, DNA) across multiple tissues in vitro, animal models and humans.
Paul joined the University of Nottingham in 2019 having previously worked at Leeds Beckett University.
Paul teaches across multiple modules on the undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science. His research interests lie within the area of exercise recovery and nutritional manipulation, with a particular focus on the repletion of muscle glycogen, the attenuation of muscle damage and the recovery of muscle function.
Liz joined the University of Nottingham in 1991 having previously worked for the NHS.
Liz's major research interests include fuel metabolism in health and disease and the impact of lifestyle and nutrition on metabolic and cardiovascular function.
Sara joined the University of Nottingham in 2009 having previously worked at Astra Zeneca.
Sara is responsible for the day-to-day management of technical staff and all the research facilities within the PMN group.
Jo joined the University of Nottingham in 2006 after completing her PhD at De Montfort University.
Jo is a technical specialist who is responsible for the organisation and execution of research work within the group. She has expertise in exercise physiology measurements, ultrasound, DEXA and MRI imaging and muscle sample processing.
Scott joined the University in 2001 after completing his PhD here at the University of Nottingham.
Scott oversees the day-to-day management of the analytical laboratories, as well as conducting specialised analytical techniques for the PMN group.
Sally joined the University of Nottingham in 2001 after studying at the University of Manchester.
Sally is responsible for running and developing methods to measure hormones and markers in metabolic physiology. She specialises in techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), radio-immunoassay (RIA), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and spectrophotometric methods.
Aline joined the University in 2006 having completed her PG Diploma and MSc here at Nottingham.
Aline is a registered nurse (adult) and a technical and clinical expert in running human physiology research studies and providing technical support and training to PhD students and clinical fellows. Aline has expertise in numerous techniques such as ultrasonography, deep vein cannulation, iEMG, DEXA and indirect calorimetry.
Matt joined the University of Nottingham in 2018 following the completion of his MSc in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University.
Matt oversees the day-to-day management of the Sport and Exercise Science and Human Performance teaching laboratories, as well as delivering laboratory-based teaching and research project supervision on the Sport and Exercise Science BSc and Medicine BMedSci and BMBS.
Ben joined the University of Nottingham in 2018 following the completion of his MSc in Sport Science at Sheffield Hallam University.
Ben is responsible for managing the BSc Sport and Exercise Science teaching laboratories, as well as delivering laboratory-based teaching and supervision to UG project students on Sport and Exercise Science BSc and BMedSci courses.
Mel joined the University of Nottingham in 2011 following completion of her undergraduate degree in BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University.
Melanie is responsible for delivering human physiology and nutrition-based research studies and projects, as well as equipment maintenance and upkeep within the DGHPU laboratories.
Mia joined the University of Nottingham in 2015 following the completion of a successful apprenticeship at the University and gaining a degree in Applied Biosciences.
Mia is responsible for supporting the delivery of laboratory-based teaching on the Sport and Exercise Science BSc, as well as supporting multiple research projects within the group.
Hannah joined the University of Nottingham in 2012 following completion of her PhD at Nottingham.
Hannah is responsible for supporting a number of research studies including those funded by the NIHR BRC. She specialises in techinques including mass spectrometry, muscle metabolite analyses and various cell/molecular methods.
David Greenfield Human Physiology Unit
School of Life Sciences
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2UH
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