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Edward Jakszta

PhD Student

Edward Jakszta

About Research



Edward graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2013 with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Studies. He returned to full time education to undertake an MSc in Human Nutrition at St Mary’s University, graduating in 2021 with a distinction classification. Edward returned to St Mary’s University in 2022 to undertake his PhD project in sports nutrition.


Research profile

Research interests

  • Human Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Nutrition Knowledge


An assessment of the nutritional requirements of masters endurance athletes; informing the design of a tailored nutrition education intervention programme.

Edward’s PhD project focus is the nutritional requirements of masters (older) endurance athletes, with specific emphasis on cyclists, runners and triathletes.

The number of masters athletes has risen in recent years, with these individuals often displaying high-level physical performance. Although there are nutrition guidelines available for endurance athletes, as well as for the general population, they are not bespoke for masters athletes.

Edward’s research aims to investigate the nutritional requirements of masters endurance athletes and to understand their current nutrition habits and nutrition knowledge. The long-term objective of his project is to develop an evidence-based nutrition education intervention programme, specifically tailored to masters endurance athletes.

Supervisory team
  • Prof Charles Pedlar
  • Dr Kyriaki Myrissa
  • Dr Eirini Kelaiditi
  • James Fleming

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