Professor Graeme Close, LJMU

Graeme is Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK where he is the programme lead for the MSc in Sport Nutrition. His research is focused upon the effects of vitamin D deficiencies in athletic performance, the role of antioxidants in the recovery of muscle function and practical nutrition in elite rugby. He has published approximately 75 papers on various aspects of sport nutrition & exercise physiology and is currently supervising 12 PhD students. From an applied perspective, Graeme is accredited with the UK Strength and conditioning Association (UKSCA), he is an accredited physiologist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is on the Sport and exercise Nutrition register (SENr) where he also serves on the executive committee. Graeme is currently the expert nutrition consultant to England Rugby, he is the lead nutritionist for British Ski and Snowboard he works with professional jockeys and European Tour golfers as well as regularly providing nutrition consultancy to Super League Rugby clubs. Prior to his academic studies, Graeme was a former professional rugby league player and has represented his country at youth and student level.