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Prof Graeme Close

BSc (Hons), PGCert (LTHE), ASCC, rSEN, PhD, fBASES, fECSS,
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Close Nutrition
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Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England
Profile for Prof Graeme Close

A former professional Rugby League player, Graeme is now Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University. His research is focused on basic and applied sport nutrition where he has published ~150 papers and review articles. Graeme’s current research areas are the effects of Vitamin D and cannabidiol (CBD) on skeletal muscle function, the effects of weight-making on health and performance, and the metabolic and nutritional demands of elite rugby. Graeme is accredited with BASES and SENr. He is the deputy chair of SENr and a fellow of BASES and ECSS. Graeme is the expert nutrition consultant to England Rugby and Aston Villa FC, and the Head of Performance Nutrition for European Tour Golf. Graeme regularly appears on television (BBC Trust me I’m a Dr, ITV Truth About Food) and radio (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Merseyside) discussing nutrition for health and sports performance.