Emeritus Prof. Michael Gleeson

Loughborough University, UK

Michael is Emeritus Professor of Exercise Biochemistry at Loughborough University.

He retired in 2016 after 40 years of research and teaching mostly related to the diet, metabolism, health and performance of athletes.

He had a particular interest in the effects of diet and exercise on the function of the immune system and is a Past-President of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI). He has provided advice on minimising risks of infection and nutritional strategies to maintain immune function and optimise performance to numerous sports clubs and organisations.

He has published several books on exercise biochemistry, sport nutrition, exercise immunology and healthy lifestyle behaviours as well as over 200 research papers in scientific and medical journals.

He is still an active science writer and in the past few years has contributed to international expert consensus reviews sponsored by the IOC, ISEI, ISSN and UEFA. He is also a nutrition consultant to Leicester City FC, a co-author of the recent UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football (Collins et al. 2021) and author of the book entitled Nutrition for Top Performance in Football (Meyer & Meyer Sport 2022).