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Holly Brown

Research Student

Research Student in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences


Holly is a PhD student and Durham Doctoral Teaching Fellow within the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences. She has previously graduated from Northumbria University with an MSc in Nutritional Science with distinction and has a first-class undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition. She is also a SENr Graduate Registrant and Level One Anthropometrist (ISAK L1) with experience providing nutrition support predominately in academy football. Holly is currently supporting the Doncaster Rovers FC Academy for their 23/24 season as their voluntary Academy Performance Nutritionist, as well as the Senior Academy at Newcastle Falcons. 


Holly’s research focuses on supporting both parental and host family food provision to ensure elite academy footballers are meeting their energy demands, whilst giving additional thought to how elite football clubs both advertise and select host families, to support young academy footballers. 

Supervised by

•     Dr Lindsay Macnaughton 

•     Professor Martin Roderick