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I am a senior lecturer in Sport, Exercise, and Nutrition Science. I completed my PhD at Liverpool John Moores University where I investigated the nutritional intake and habits of elite youth soccer players. Over the past few years I have been able to present my research at international conferences such as ISENC and ECSS. My research interests are quite broad, but I am particularly passionate about nutrition to improve sporting performance/recovery, and nutritional interventions to improve markers of health.

Research Expertise and Interests

In the quest to achieve optimal health, nutrition plays an essential role. Whilst ensuring an adequate intake of energy, macro- and micro-nutrients provides the basic staples of a balanced diet, more and more interest is being shown in nutritional supplements (i.e. fruit extracts) which may be able to focus on several individual features of health. We are interested in investigating the potential affects of such nutritional aids and their impact on several aspects of health, such as cardiovascular and cognitive performance, and their use along side exercise based interventions.

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Soccer Medicine & Life Sciences
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Diet Records Medicine & Life Sciences
Breakfast Medicine & Life Sciences
Energy Intake Medicine & Life Sciences
Fats Medicine & Life Sciences
Meals Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

A Coding System to Quantify Powerful Actions in Soccer Match Play: A Pilot Study

Murtagh, C., Naughton, R., McRobert, A., O'Boyle, A., Morgans, R., Drust, B. & Erksine, R., 2019, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 90, 2, p. 234-243 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A season long investigation into the effects of injury, match selection and training load on mental wellbeing in professional under 23 soccer players: a team case study

Abbott, W., Brownlee, T., Harper, L., Naughton, R., Richardson, A. & Clifford, T., 21 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Sport Science. 19, 9, p. 1250-1256 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Mental Health
flavodic acid

Biomechanical and physiological responses to 120 minutes of soccer-specific exercise

Field, A., Corr, L., Haines, M., Lui, S., Naughton, R., Page, R. & Harper, L., 24 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lactic Acid
Open Access
Lactic Acid
Insurance Benefits
2 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating the Nutritional and Recovery Habits of Tennis Players

Fleming, J., Naughton, R. & Harper, L., 3 Apr 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 4, 12 p., 443.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
meals (menu)