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Lindsay Macnaughton

Assistant Professor, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Durham University

Lindsay joined the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University in 2020 after working for four years as a Performance Nutritionist at the sportscotland Institute of Sport. Her PhD, at the University of Stirling, examined the relationship between protein feeding and lean mass. Lindsay is a Practitioner Registrant of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register. Her research interests are driven towards bringing sports nutrition research and applied practice closer together. She has a particular interest around athlete dietary habits and how they align to sports nutrition recommendations and how body composition measurements are used in a sporting environment.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor, Durham University
  • 2016–2020
    Performance Nutritionist, sportscotland Institute of Sport


  • 2016 
    University of Stirling, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of Stirling, BSc

Professional Memberships

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register - Practitioner Registrant