Prof. Graeme Close

Prof. Human Physiology & Sports Nutritionist

Prof. Graeme L. Close, a former professional Rugby League player, is now Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University where he leads the Sport Nutrition MSc. His research is focused on basic and applied sport nutrition where he has published ~120 papers and review articles. Graeme’s current research areas are the effects of vitamin D on skeletal muscle function, the effects of weight-making on health and performance, nutritional strategies to alleviate muscle soreness and the metabolic and nutritional demands of elite rugby. Graeme is accredited with UKSCA, BASES and SENr. He is the deputy chair of SENr and a fellow of BASES and ECSS. Graeme is the expert nutrition consultant to England Rugby, Aston Villa FC, LTA and the Lead Nutritionist for European Tour Golf. Graeme also regularly appears on television (BBC Trust me I’m a Dr, ITV Truth about food) and radio (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Merseyside) discussing nutrition for health and sports performance.