David Clayton

David Clayton

Lecturer in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nottingham Trent University
Dr David Clayton is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. He leads the Foundation Nutrition module and contributes to several other modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

Career overview
Dr Clayton joined the Sports Science Academic Team at Nottingham Trent University in September 2017. He completed his PhD at Loughborough University in 2016, which investigating the effects of energy restriction on metabolism, energy balance, appetite regulation and exercise performance. Dr Clayton received prestigious international and national awards for his PhD research, including the Young Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine (2015) and the Nutrition Society Postgraduate Award (2015).

Following his PhD, Dr Clayton worked as a Research Associate for the Leicester-Loughborough Biomedical Research Unit, conducting research on the effects of exercise on appetite regulation in specific population, including overweight/obese individuals and people with a genetic predisposition to weight gain. Dr Clayton also obtained a Teaching Fellowship at Loughborough University for the 2016-2017 academic year, where he taught on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science and the MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition/Exercise Physiology degree programmes.

Research areas
Dr Clayton is a member of the [Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Group].

His research is primarily focussed on the effects of nutritional intervention on metabolism, energy balance, appetite regulation and exercise performance. In particular, he is studying the effects of contemporary methods of energy restriction, such as breakfast omission and intermittent fasting. His research aims to determine the effect of these dietary interventions on long-term health and wellbeing, as well as exercise performance.

Dr Clayton welcomes applications for MRes / MPhil / PhD study under his supervision. Further information can be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.

External activity

Dr Clayton has previously performed nutritional consultancy work for professional clubs, helping players to develop effective hydration strategies to aid performance. These have included:

England Men’s Football Team
Sale Sharks RFC
Dr Clayton can be contacted for consultation in the following areas:

Weight loss/management strategies
Hydration and sweat composition assessment
Using nutrition to obtain optimal sporting performance
Journal Reviewing:

Dr Clayton provides expert opinion and reviews articles submitted to several internationally-recognised journals, including:

British Journal of Nutrition
Journal of Endocrinology
European Journal of Sports Science
Physiology and Behavior
Invited Speaker

Dr Clayton has delivered invited talks and disseminated his research findings for both public and academic audiences. These include:

NHS Public Lecture
Nutrition Society Summer Meeting
Newcastle University Human Nutrition Research Centre
Membership of Professional Bodies

Nutrition Society
Physiological Society
British Feeding and Drinking Group

British Feeding and Drinking Group Conference Travel Grant (2016)
GSSI-ACSM Young Investigator Award (2015)
Nutrition Society Postgraduate Award (2015)
Loughborough University School Travel Grant (2015)
Loughborough University Faculty PhD Studentship (2012)

Sponsors and collaborators
Dr Clayton is currently involved in collaborative research projects with:

Dr Lewis James (Loughborough University)
Professor David Stensel (Loughborough University
Dr Carl Hulston (Loughborough University)
Dr James King (Loughborough University)
Press expertise
Nutrition for weight management
Breakfast/meal omission for weight management
Intermittent fasting
Protein for health and exercise
Appetite regulation
Dieting and weight loss

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