Professor Don Maclaren

Emeritus Professor of Sports Nutrition , Liverpool John Moores University

Don is an emeritus Professor of Sports Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University (the first professor of sports nutrition in the UK), which is a testimony to his many publications on the subject in journals and books as well as his presentations at scientific and coaching conferences. He has been research active since 1980 in the fields of carbohydrate and fat metabolism, nutritional ergogenic aids, and applied aspects of sports nutrition. A consequence of the work undertaken has resulted in two prestigious fellowships being awarded i.e. FBASES and FECSS. Don has been responsible for the development of the NutritionX range of sports nutrition products. Although retired from full time duties at LJMU in 2010, Don has kept his links by lecturing to final year students and on the MSc programmes as well as helping with research ideas and projects. His applied work includes:

1998-2006 Nutrition advisor Liverpool FC (European Cup winners – 2004; FA Cup winners
2001 & 2006; UEFA Cup winners – 2001; European Super Cup winners – 2001 &
2005; League Cup winners – 2001 & 2003; Charity Shield winners – 2001)
2002-2005 Nutrition advisor Bolton Wanderers FC (League cup finalist 2004)
2003-2015 Nutrition advisor Everton FC (FA Cup finalist 2009)
2002-2007 Nutrition advisor Sale Sharks RUFC (Powergen Cup winners 2004; European
Challenge Cup winners 2005; Guinness Premier League Champions 2006)
2007-2011 Nutrition advisor Northampton Saints RUFC (European Challenge Cup winners
2009; Anglo-Welsh Cup winners 2010; Heineken Cup finalist 2011)
2007-2008 Nutrition advisor Manchester City FC
2013-2015 Nutrition advisor Bolton Wanderers FC
2006-2016 Short-term consultancies with Colchester Utd FC, Derby County FC, Hull City FC,
Sunderland AFC, and Wigan Athletic FC
2010-present Nutrition consultant for NutritionX

Professor Maclaren will present Football and Nutrition: reflections on 25 years working with professional clubs