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james-flemmingJames Fleminng

James Fleming is a lecturer in Sports Nutrition/Health and Exercise Science at St Mary’s University London. He also works alongside the England Women’s Under 20’s Rugby Programme as a Performance Nutritionist.

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James’ passion lies in sports performance and the role of nutrition, with particular interest in optimising performance through nutritional strategies, low energy availability, and the elite youth athlete. James is also part way through a PhD investigating ‘Nutrition and Physiology in Elite Youth Tennis Players’.

MRes project areas

There are a few broad areas that James would like to invite MRes candidates to complete projects in. For some projects, there may be opportunities to collaborate with high level sports athletes. These are:

  • The effects of multiple-match play on tennis performance
  • Monitoring training load, nutrition and recovery habits
  • Enhancing performance capacity through manipulating nutrition

Tel: 020 8240 4359

magali-chohanDr Magali Chohan

Magali is the Programme Director for the BSc Health & Exercise Science, she lectures on the undergraduate and postgraduate Nutrition programmes. Magali is a Registered Nutritionist (AfN) in nutrition science, and a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) accredited advisor and Educator.

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Magali’s research focus is on the health benefits of bioactive compounds of plant foods. Other interests include the psychology of food choice, functional foods and healthy ageing.

MRes project areas

Magali would like to invite MRes candidates to complete projects in nutrition science:

  • Health effects of bioactive compounds of plant foods
  • Health effects of functional foods

Tel: 020 8240 8289

kyriaki-myrissaDr Kyriaki Myrissa

Kyriaki Myrissa is a lecturer in Nutrition and Health and Exercise Science. She obtained a BSc in Psychology (2009) from the University of Leeds where she began her research career with a Masters by Research (2011) and continued with completing her PhD (2016). Alongside her teaching, she is currently working on a research collaborative project examining the effects of a dietary intervention for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Kyriaki’s research interests focus on appetite, nutrition, lifestyle interventions and body weight control; Dietary factors in the aetiology of obesity and overweight (e.g. the role of dietary fibre); Resistance and susceptibility to weight loss/(re)gain (psychological/behavioural risk factors); Effect of diet/food intake on self-reported physical and psychological wellbeing.

MRes project areas

Here is a list of possible research areas that Kyriaki would like to invite MRes candidates to complete projects in:

  • Effects of dietary and/or exercise and/or behavioural and/or mindfulness interventions on obesity and weight related outcomes
  • Effects of different foods and/or food components on appetite and/or body weight control, behavioural outcomes and/or cognitive performance
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of web-based interventions on post-partum weight retention
  • Examination of early determinants of overeating in children and young adults
  • Loss of appetite in ageing, specifically how to manage malnutrition and  compliance to oral nutritional supplements in older adults

Tel: 020 8240 4292