Senior Lecturer Sport Science, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Cooper teaches across the undergraduate degree programmes, with an emphasis on sport and exercise nutrition and physiology. He is Module Leader for Foundation Nutrition, Nutrition and Metabolism and Lifespan Active Health, as well as contributing to several other modules across the curriculum. He also teaches on the postgraduate MRes Performance Nutrition degree. Dr Cooper is also Admissions Tutor for the sport academic team, handling admissions for the four sport science related undergraduate degree programmes.
Simon Cooper
Simon Cooper Name:Simon Cooper
Role:Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
School / Department:College of Arts and Science, School of Science & Technology
Staff group(s):Sport
Telephone:+44 (0)115 848 8059
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Dr Cooper is a member of the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Group. His research interests include:

The factors affecting cognitive function in young people across the school morning, with a focus on the roles of nutrition and exercise
The effects of beta-alanine and carnosine supplementation on cognitive function
Exercise in the heat and neuromuscular and cognitive function
Reproductive hormone concentrations and their effects on bone, muscle function and cognition
The effects of supplementation with long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids on cognitive function in athletes
The dietary patterns of elite level hospitality workers and the effects on cognitive function and workplace performance.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD are available in the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Sport Science, Nottingham Trent University