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Professor Kevin Tipton

School of Sport

University of Stirling




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Kevin Tipton is a Professor of Sport, Health and Exercise Science. Prior to his appointment in July, 2010, he was a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at The University of Birmingham from 2005-10 and an Assistant Professor, Dept of Surgery, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from 1997-2005. His postdoctoral work was under the supervision of Professor Robert Wolfe at UTMB.
Kevin's research focuses on exercise, nutrition and muscle metabolism in humans with emphasis on protein nutrition and metabolism in athletes, vulnerable populations, e.g. obese, elderly, and healthy volunteers. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has been invited to speak at numerous international and national conferences.
He is an Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. He recently served on the National Academy of Science’s, Institute of Medicine, Committee for Military Nutrition Research.
His interest in exercise science extends to the application of the science to athletic populations. He was the Sports Nutrition adviser for the Athletic Department at Auburn University and recently served as a Visiting Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport in the Department of Sports Nutrition, for the International Olympic Committee on the IOC Sports Nutrition Consensus Conference committee, the FIFA and IAAF Sports Nutrition Consensus Conference committees and the UK Sport Nutritional Supplements Advisory Board. He also has coached and served as fitness and nutrition advisor for amateur soccer and rugby clubs.

SPS915 Physiology of Sport and Exercise

SPS9R7 Readings in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

SPS9D8 Supervisor of science based dissertations


Research Articles

Breen, L., A.E. Jeukendrup, K.D. Tipton. Effect of carbohydrate-protein beverage on cycling performance and indices of recovery. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 42:1140-8, 2010.

Jackman, S.R., O.C. Witard, A.E. Jeukendrup, K.D.Tipton. Branched-chain amino acid ingestion ameliorates muscle soreness following eccentric exercise. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 42:962-70, 2010.

Mettler, S., N. Mitchell and K.D. Tipton. Increased Protein intake reduces lean body mass loss during weight loss in athletes. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 42:326-37, 2010.

Tipton, K.D., T.A. Elliot, A.A. Ferrando, A.A. Aarsland, and R.R. Wolfe. Stimulation of net muscle protein synthesis by resistance exercise and ingestion of leucine plus protein. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Met. 34(2):151-61, 2009.

Witard, O.C., M. Tieland, M. Beelen, K.D. Tipton, L.J.C. van Loon, and R. Koopman. Resistance exercise further augments muscle protein synthesis and S6 phosphorylation following food intake. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 41:144-54, 2009.

Wallis, G.A., C. Hulston, C. Mann, H. Roper, K. Tipton, A. Jeukendrup. Muscle glycogen synthesis with combined glucose and fructose ingestion following exhaustive exercise. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 40(10):1789-94, 2008.

Tipton, K.D., T.A. Elliot, M.G. Cree, A.A. Aarsland, A.P. Sanford and R.R. Wolfe. Stimulation of net muscle protein synthesis by whey protein ingestion before and after exercise. Am. J. Physiol. 292:E71-6, 2007.


Invited Reviews and Book Chapters

Tipton, K.D. and C.S. Shaw. Nutrition for strength. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications. Ed. M. Cardinale. Wiley. In press.

Tipton, K.D. Protein for optimization of training adaptations. Sports Nutrition:From Lab to Kitchen. ed. A.E. Jeukendrup. Meyer and Meyer, Aachen. 2010.

Ferrando, AA, K.D. Tipton, R.R. Wolfe. Essential amino acids for muscle protein accretion. Strength Cond. J. 32:87-92, 2010.

Jeukendrup, A.E., K.D. Tipton and M..J. Gibala. Protein plus carbohydrate does not enhance 60km time trial performance. Int. J. Sports. Nutr. Exerc. Metab. 19:335-337, 2009.

Jeukendrup, A.E. and K.D. Tipton. Legal nutritional boosting for cycling. Curr. Sports. Med. Rep. 8 (4): 186-191, 2009.

Tipton, K.D. Measuring synthesis rates of different proteins – clues to training adaptations. J. Physiol. 587:721, 2009.

Burke, L.B., B. Kiens, and K.D. Tipton. Optimising and enhancing human performance through nutrition. Physiological Bases of Human Performance during Work and Exercise. ed. N.A.S. Taylor, H. Groeller and H. Groeller. Elsevier. Chap 32. pp. 545-562. 2008.

Jeukendrup, A.E. and K.D. Tipton. Sport and exercise nutrition: From theory to practice. Eur. J. Sport Sci. 8: 55, 2008.

Tipton, K.D. Protein for adaptations to training. Eur. J. Sport Sci. 8: 107-118, 2008.

Tipton, K.D. and A.A. Ferrando. Improving Muscle Mass: Response of muscle metabolism to exercise, nutrition and anabolic agents. Drugs and Ergogenic Aids to Improve Sport Performance. Edited by C. Cooper and J. Shearman. Essays in Biochemistry. Portland Press, London. Vol. 44: 85-98, 2008.

Research Grants

“Exercise and protein nutrition: The impact of the combination of two non-pharmacological interventions on glycemic control.’ Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust. 04/10-03/11. Total Costs - £10,000. K.D. Tipton, PI.
“Effects of Branched-chain Amino Acid Supplementation on Post-exercise Muscle Protein Metabolism”, GSK Nutritional Healthcare. 10/09 – 03/11. Total Costs - £173,595. K.D. Tipton, PI.
“Impact of Protein Nutrition on Recovery from Intense Exercise and Adaptation to Training”, GSK Nutritional Healthcare, 11/08-10/10. Total Costs - £283,250. K.D. Tipton, PI.

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