School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Staff Profiles

Wouter Peeters



Sport and exercise have always played a central role in my life, driven by competition and performance. The passion for understanding how the human body is capable of these extraordinary performance made me choose my B.Sc. and M.Sc. During my M.Sc. I was introduced into the world of nutrition to optimize sport performance by investigating the effect of different post-exercise proteins on muscle recovery. In my Ph.D., I applied the concept of post-exercise protein intake in a clinical population, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, as these people might benefit from this concept as well. During the Ph.D., I got the opportunity to teach several classes and this led to the continuation of teaching here at Newcastle University. Part of my goal for students is to understand the wider relevance of skills that we teach and how these (non-)theoretical skills might be applicable later on in their career.

Ph.D. - Clinical Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand, 2019.

M.Sc. - Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 2015.

B.Sc. - Biomedical Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 2014.


Module Leader:

SES1002 - Bioenergetics

SES2002 - Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition


SES1001 - Principles of Exercise, Nutrition and Health

SES2004 - Exercise Physiology

SES3000 - Sport and Exercise Science Research Project

SES3002 - Factors affecting Elite Performance

SES3004 - Physical Activity, Exercise and Disease


Exercise and Nutrition in Sports and Clinical Populations:

Interested how exercise, nutrition or both combined have an impact on exercise performance in sports or have an impact on health in clinical populations