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Dr Andy King

About Dr Andy King

Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Nutrition. His research interest lie in exercise metabolism and endurance performance.

Andy completed his BSc studies in sports science at the University of Leeds and his MSc and Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett) in Sport and Exercise Physiology. With a keen interest in endurance exercise performance, Andy undertook a fully funded PhD investigating carbohydrate fuel use at Leeds Beckett, finishing in 2015.

Andy's research interests concern fuel utilisation during exercise, preparation and recovery from endurance and ultra endurance exercise and substrate regulation and utilisation in exercise in people with Type 1 diabetes.

Andy currently heads the Carnegie School of Sport's cycling performance centre as part of the Carnegie Solutions enterprise and has a keen interest in working with athletes from a physiological preparation, training and nutrition perspective.

Current Teaching

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Module Leader:
    • Nutrition and Biochemistry (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Research and Study Skills for Sport and Exercise Science (Level 4)
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 5)
  • Research Methods in Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise Science (Level 5)
  • Applied Sport & Clinical Exercise Physiology (Level 6)
  • Ergogenic Practices and Nutritional Manipulation (Level 7)
  • Physiology and Biochemistry for Performance (Level 7)
  • Research and Supervision:
    • Dissertation (Level 6)
    • Major Independent Study (Level 7)

Research Interests

Andy is currently involved with several applied exercise physiology and nutrition research projects. Research participants and clients number a solo, offshore yacht sailor in preparation for the 2020 Vendee Globe race, a competitor in the 2018 TransSavoie Enduro cycling champs, and an entrant in the 2015 Transcontinetnal solo, unsupported bike race. Andy is also running a research project with a major cycle ergometer manufacturer and has projects in development in the field of carbohydrate metabolism, specifically designed to investigate fuel use with manipulation of exogenous feeding.

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