Prof. Emeritus Michael Gleeson Loughborough University, UK

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Michael Gleeson is Emeritus Professor of Exercise Biochemistry at Loughborough University. He retired in 2016 after 40 years of research and teaching mostly related to the diet, metabolism, health and performance of athletes. He had a particular interest in the effects of diet and exercise on the function of the... read moreimmune system and is a Past-President of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI). He has provided advice on minimising risks of infection and nutritional strategies to maintain immune function to numerous sports clubs and organisations.

He has co-authored several books on exercise biochemistry, sport nutrition, exercise immunology and published over 200 research papers in scientific and medical journals. He is still an active science writer and in the past few years has contributed to international expert consensus reviews sponsored by the IOC (training load and illness risk), ISEI (immuno-nutrition), ISSN (probiotics and the athlete gut microbiota) as well as completing the 3rd edition of his highly popular book Sport Nutrition co-authored with Professor Asker Jeukendrup.

In 2020 he released a series of healthy lifestyle guidebooks: Eat, Move, Sleep, Repeat; Beating Type 2 Diabetes and The Pick’n Mix Diet written for the benefit of public health. He is also a nutrition consultant to football clubs, was a co-author of the recent UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football (Collins et al. 2021) and has just completed writing a book for absolutely anyone interested in football entitled Nutrition for Top Performance in Football.