Dr Lauren Duckworth
About Dr Lauren Duckworth
Dr Lauren Duckworth is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, working within the Carnegie Faculty. Lauren joined the Faculty in 2008 and in 2010 completed her doctoral studies.
Lauren completed her PhD research at Leeds Beckett University titled, "Dietary Protein Manipulation in Overweight and Obese Adolescents". Funded by Glaxo Smith Kline and supervised by Professor Roderick King and Professor Paul Gately, this research involved devising and delivering an energy-restricted diet differing in protein content to overweight and obese children, and assessing how this impacts appetite and mood sensations. Lauren previously completed her BSc in Sports and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University and went on to gain an MSc with Distinction in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University.
Lauren has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research and has been involved in research projects within the areas of sports nutrition, exercise and health.
Lauren leads and delivers on modules across the sport and exercise nutrition undergraduate and postgraduate provision. In addition, she contributes to a number of multidisciplinary modules that are delivered in the School and across the Faculty.
Module leader: MSc Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Level 5 Nutrition for Sports Performance, Level 4
Nutrition & Biochemistry.
Contribute to modules across a number of courses including: (BSc.) Sport & Exercise Science, (BSc.) Physical activity, Exercise & Health, (BA) Sport & Recreation Development, (BA) Physical Education (QTS) and (MSc) Sport & Exercise Science.
Lauren's research focuses on the effects of nutritional interventions on sport and exercise performance. More specifically, she is interested in the influence of the glycaemic index of foods on subsequent substrate metabolism during exercise, and the influence of protein manipulation on appetite. As part of her PhD and post-doctoral research, Lauren has presented at several national and international conferences, including at ECO (European Congress on Obesity), NAASO (North American Association for the Study of Obesity), ASO (Association for the Study of Obesity), European College of Sports Science congress (ECSS), International Sport and Exercise Nutrition conference (ISENC) and the Government SEM Meeting (GB Research Annual Meeting).
Lauren also has a keen interest in work focused on ergogenic aids for sports performance, specifically carbohydrate/electrolyte solutions for endurance performance exercise-affect relationship. Most recently she has been investigating the effects of galactose carbohydrate feedings on substrate metabolism and appetite in females.