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Karen Keane is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition within the Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation department at Northumbria University.

After completing a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (First Class Honours) at the University of Limerick in 2012, Karen went on to complete an MRes looking at the impact of high intensity interval training and/or selenium supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in females at Robert Gordon University.

She is nearing completion of her PhD investigating the bioavailability of Tart Montmorency Cherry Juice (L. Prunus Cerasus) polyphenols and the subsequent effect on blood flow and exercise efficiency under the supervision of Professor Glyn Howatson.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Northumbria University