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— Dr James Morton
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, James has been based in Liverpool for over 10 years where he was the performance nutritionist at Liverpool FC from 2010 to 2015 as well as a reader in exercise metabolism and nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University (L.J.M.U). As an early career researcher, he was awarded with Young Investigator Awards from both the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (2007) and the European College of Sport Science (2006 and 2008). 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 70 research publications in the field of sports nutrition and physiology as well as numerous book chapters on these topics. He has also co-authored the first full colour exercise biochemistry textbook entitled 'Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism'.
In addition to research and teaching commitments, James also provides consultancy support in both sports nutrition and sports physiology. In 2015, James was appointed as lead nutritionist for Team Sky whilst also providing nutritional support to a range of professional boxers. He sits on the Performance Nutrition Advisory group to the Football Association (FA) as well as directing nutrition related research projects for the English Institute of Sport (EIS).