Prof James Morton

Professor of Exercise Metabolism, Research Institute for Sport & Exercise Sciences Liverpool John Moores University

SPEAKER: Paper to Podium: translating science into peak performance with carbohydrate periodisation

James’ specific research interests focus on the molecular and cellular responses of human skeletal muscle to acute and chronic exercise and the impact of diet and nutrition on modulating these responses. To date, he has authored over 130 research publications in the fields of sports nutrition, physiology and metabolism as well as numerous books / book chapters on these topics. In addition to research, James also works in elite professional sport in both sports physiology and nutrition support roles.  From 2010-2015, he was the performance nutritionist to Liverpool FC and also specializes in providing nutritional and conditioning support to a range of professional boxers, MMA athletes and jockeys.  James was also the Head of Nutrition for Team Sky between 2015 and 2019 having led the nutrition strategy for the 2015 , 2016, 2017  and 2018 Tour de France victories.  He is also the Director of Performance Solutions for Science in Sport

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