Lewis Gough

Dr Lewis Gough

Associate Professor in Nutrition and Physiology

School of Health Sciences
0121 300 7019

Lewis is part of the Senior Leadership Team in the College of Life Sciences and is the College Academic Lead for REF (Research Excellence Framework). He also holds editorial positions with BMC Nutrition and Frontiers in Sport and Active Living and is known worldwide for his work on sodium bicarbonate supplementation.

Lewis has sourced over £400k of external income for research collaboration with industry partners both nationally and internationally. To date, this has led to over 50 high-quality outputs in nutrition and physiology with a focus on exercise metabolism and fatigue. This has primarily focussed on high-performance athletes, but Lewis conducts research in health-related areas such as Long Covid, Vitamin D supplementation, and phenylketonuria. In June 2024, Lewis launched his book ‘Nutrition and Supplements in Cycling’ with the publisher Routledge (London). He contributes to multiple research groups and is the leader of an international research group in nutrition and metabolism. He has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and has won awards at national conferences, such as BASES.

Lewis enjoys teaching and was the former course leader of the MRes course at BCU (which he also validated). He also teaches regularly and publishes papers with his students through a research informed curriculum.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Media Work
Work With Industry
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