School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Owen Jeffries

Lecturer Health and Exercise Physiology


I joined Newcastle University in 2018 as a lecturer in Sport & Exercise Physiology within the School of Biomedical Sciences. My research focuses on environmental and skeletal muscle physiology, as well as ergogenic supplements to enhance athletic performance. Prior to this, I lectured in exercise physiology at St Mary’s University in London for four years. I completed my Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology at the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Under the supervision of Professor Michael Shipston, I investigated the role of post-translational modification on BK potassium ion channel structure and function. Following this, I obtained an early career postdoctoral research fellowship with Dr Michael Hastings at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the University of Cambridge. Here, I investigated ion channel modulation of circadian rhythms within the superchiasmatic nucleus in the mammalian brain.

Ph.D. Molecular Physiology – Edinburgh University

M.Sc. Exercise Physiology – Brunel University

B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Sciences – Queens University Belfast



Chair of Board of Examiners - UG Sport and Exercise Science

Undergraduate teaching:

  • SES3002 Factors Affecting Elite Performance (Module Leader)
  • SES3000 UG Research Projects
  • SES2000 Principles of Strength & Conditioning (Module Leader)
  • SES2004 Exercise Physiology
  • BMS2002 Cell Biology and Disease (Biomedical science)
  • SES1000 Human Physiology and Practical Skills
  • PSC1002 Physiology (Biomedical science)

Research Supervision:

Undergraduate, MRes, MPhil and PhD students.

Summer placement students.