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Dr Lindsay Macnaughton

Assistant Professor


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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. She completed her BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling. Lindsay’s PhD, also 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. During her doctoral research Lindsay also collaborated with the Scottish Rugby Union to assess the dietary habits and body composition of academy and age-grade players. 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. She has a particular interest around athlete dietary habits and how they align to sports nutrition recommendations and how body composition measurements are used in a sporting environment. Lindsay’s expertise is around protein nutrition and how it influences lean mass.


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