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Dr Lindsay MacNaughton

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


Lindsay joined the staff at Durham in August 2020. Lindsay’s PhD, at the University of Stirling examined the relationship between protein feeding and lean mass. This work investigated whether the dose-response of protein to whole-body exercise was influenced by lean mass. Lindsay moved to Durham after spending four years working as a Performance Nutritionist at the sportscotland Institute of sport. She was part of a team supporting athletes and sports to perform on the world stage at World Championships, Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Lindsay’s research interests are driven towards bringing sports nutrition research and applied practice closer together. Lindsay has a particular interest around to best support athletes' health and performance in relation to nutrition and metabolism and how body composition measurements are used in a sporting environment. She is currently working with international colleagues to address issues in practice around body composition monitoring in competitive sport.

Research interests

  • Sport Nutrition
  • Body Composition
  • Exercise Metabolism


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Supervision students