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Guest biography

Dr Michael Leveritt is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland.

His research findings provide an insight into how health professionals can best deliver nutrition care to improve health and exercise performance.

Michael has co-authored over 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been invited to speak at national and international conferences.

Michael is on the show to discuss his sports nutrition research and to provide an insight into how dietitians can get into the sports nutrition area. We’ll also talk about advancing one’s career within this area.


In this episode, we discuss:


– Michael’s role at UQ and particular interests:

Nutrition in primary care

Nutrition for optimising sport and exercise performance

– Michael’s work with the Brisbane Broncos: how to measure nutrition quality in athletes and how to best intervene

– What the latest sports nutrition research is telling us

– ‘The athlete-centred approach’:

Acknowledging individual differences and responses to nutrients

Understand and know the athlete

– The gaps in sports nutrition research

– The benefits of combining exercise physiology with dietetics and how this can help to overcome limitations

– Steps you can take to extend your scope to sports nutrition and then how to keep up to date with the latest in sports nutrition.

– The future opportunities for sports dietitians

– How dietitians can be the leaders in sports nutrition


Additional resources


Click here to read more about Michael

Visit the Sports Dietitians Australia website

Read more about the collaboration between exercise physiologists and dietitians here


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