Human Nutrition Research Centre

Staff Profile

Professor Emma Stevenson

Dep Dean-NU Population Health Sciences


I joined Newcastle University in 2015 to lead the developments in Sport and Exercise Science in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This includes a new BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (first intake commenced in September 2017) as well as growing the research in the area. My research focuses on nutritional interventions to maximise exercise recovery and the effects of exercise and nutritional interventions on appetite regulation and metabolism. I have a particular interest in the role of milk and milk proteins in exercise nutrition and how they can influence metabolism and energy balance. I completed my PhD in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University under the supervision of Professor Clyde Williams in 2005. Following this, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nottingham.


PhD - Loughborough University (UK) 

BSc -  Loughborough University (UK) 


The Physiological Society

The Nutrition Society

Diabetes UK

Professionals in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

British Association for Sport and Exercise Science

Academic Associate, Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register

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Particular areas of interest include: 

The role of nutritional interventions in exercise recovery

Exercise, nutrition and postprandial glycaemic control 

Protein, exercise and appetite regulation with a particular focus on dairy proteins 

Nutrition, exercise and and healthy ageing 

Recent research projects: 

Lead Investigator: NuBrain: UK Consortium for Healthy Brain Ageing (MRC Nutrition Research Partnership Award £743,975)

Lead Investigator: Protein for Life: Towards a Focussed Dietary Framework for Healthy Ageing (BBSRC £419,970) 

The impact of beetroot on health and cognition in ageing (industry funded PhD programmes) 

MilkIntervention Muscle Ageing (MIlkMAN): pilot study (Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre) 


I currently teach on the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, the BSc in Food and Human Nutrition and the MRes in Clinical Exercise Physiology