Role: Associate Director
Phone: 0191 227 3377
Emma Stevenson was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Psychology and Sports Sciences in October 2006. Emma completed her BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Sports Science at Loughborough University in 2002 and remained at Loughborough to complete her PhD in sports nutrition under the supervision of Professor Clyde Williams. Following this, Emma worked in the School of Biomedical Sciences at Nottingham University as a postdoctoral research fellow. As well as her research in sport and exercise nutrition, Emma has also worked as a consultant Sports Nutritionist for a number of International athletes and squads including the England Women's football squads, Great Britain Ice Skating squads and England Netball. Emma is currently the club nutritionist for Sunderland Association Football Club.Â Emma is currently a member of The Nutrition Society, BASES and Association for the Study of Obesity.
The focus of Emma's research has been the influence of the types of carbohydrates consumed before and after exercise on metabolism and performance. Emma has published a number of papers on the glycaemic index of pre and post exercise carbohydrate intake and has presented her work in key note sessions at many International conferences. More recently, Emma has carried out research investigating the effects of sports specific drinks and supplements on metabolism and performance in elite cyclists and is also investigating the effects of nutritional interventions on performance in sports-specific protocols. Emma's other main research focus is in appetite regulation and completed her Postdoctoral studies on the interaction between exercise, nutritional interventions, appetite and metabolism.
Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
4th Floor, Northumberland Building
Newcastle upon Tyne