Prof. John Hawley

Professor of Exercise Metabolism

John is currently Head of the Exercise & Nutrition Research Group and Professor of Exercise Metabolism in the School of Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences) at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, and Professor in Exercise Physiology in the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at LJMU. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts (PUBMED), written over 100 articles for technical journals and has authored numerous book chapters for exercise biochemistry and sports medicine texts. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of many international journals including the American Journal of Physiology (Endocrinology and Metabolism); The Journal of Applied Physiology (U.S.A.); The Journal of Sports Sciences (U.K); Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (U.S.A.); Sports Medicine (New Zealand; and The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (U.S.A.).

Teaching areas
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sport Nutrition

    Research areas
  • The interaction of exercise and diet on skeletal muscle metabolism;
  • The molecular bases of exercise training adaptation;
  • The cellular bases underlying exercise-induced improvements in insulin action;
  • The interaction of exercise and diet on weight loss and muscle maintenance.

    Current Projects
  • Effects of increased lipid availability on rates of skeletal muscle protein synthesis
  • Carbohydrate dependence during endurance sport
  • Chronic beetroot juice supplementation in elite cyclists
  • Effects of high-protein diets and exercise on weight loss and muscle maintenance
  • Train-high, sleep low: Manipulating carbohydrate availability to promote training adaptation
  • Effects of fenugreek supplementation on creatine uptake in myotubes
  • Concurrent training: A molecular conundrum

  • Dr Jatin Burniston
  • Dr James Morton
  • Dr Anton Wagenmakers

    Recent Research Grants

    Collaborative Research Network Grant (2013-2015). Healthy Ageing: Exercise-Nutrient Interventions to Prevent Sarcobesity, CRN 2013000443 ($630,000).

    Dairy Health and Nutrition Research Consortium (2012-2013). Effect of dairy-based high-protein, variable-carbohydrate diets and exercise on muscle maintenance and movement. (AUS$520,000).


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