Mike Newell – Optimising performance through nutritional strategies in running

Mike Newell – Optimising performance through nutritional strategies in running
Wednesday 25th January 7pm – 9pm
Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge Campus)

I studied for my Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling, Scotland (2011). I then continued on at Stirling to complete my doctorate where i used an integrative physiology approach to examine the metabolic, neuromuscular and performance responses to graded amounts of carbohydrate ingestion during exercise.  I then went to the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research Unit in Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Manager.  Whilst in Cambridge, I was also successfully appointed as a College Research Associate for Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.  I then moved to the University of Westminster to undertake a Lectureship in the Department of Life Sciences in the division of Food Nutrition and Public Health.

My current research focuses on human nutrition and exercise metabolism. More specifically this has focused on metabolic responses to exercise with the provision of different amounts of substrates – specifically carbohydrate.  I am interested in how we can understand and optimise nutritional recommendations to different populations to enhance human performance.  More recently my research interests have turned towards understanding the physiological and nutritional demands of ultra endurance tasks such as ocean rowing and ultra-marathons.

The workshop is free to coaches and athletes from GCAN clubs, and £5 to anyone else. Tickets can be reserved or brought via the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mike-newell-optimising-performance-through-nutritional-strategies-in-running-tickets-30359037699

Getting there
Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge Campus) East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT

The seminar will be in lecture theatre LAB003, which is located in the Lord Ashcroft Building. Enter ARU via the main entrance on East Road, into the Helmore Building, and the seminar will be signposted from there. Directions, travel information and maps can be found here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/cambridge-campus/travelling-to-our-cambridge-campus