Connor Stead

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Connor’s PhD work is within the field of exercise proteomics and aims to investigate how the molecular responses to acute exercise culminate in the long-term adaptations that enhance muscle mass and function.

PhD Project Title: Dynamic proteomic analysis of skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise.

Supervisors: Prof. Jatin G Burniston, Prof. Stuart M Phillips, Dr. Ivo Siekmann


2020, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, MSc Exercise Physiology
2019, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

Journal article

Hesketh SJ, Stansfield BN, Stead CA, Burniston JG. 2021. The application of proteomics in muscle exercise physiology Expert Review of Proteomics, 17 :813-825 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Stead CA, Hesketh SJ, Bennett S, Sutherland H, Jarvis JC, Lisboa PJ, Burniston JG. 2020. Fractional synthesis rates of individual proteins in rat soleus and plantaris muscles Proteomes, 8 DOI Author Url Public Url

Conference publication

Burniston J, Barrett J, Bennett S, Stead C, Louis J, Close G, Lisboa P. 2020. Dynamic Proteome Profiling of Protein Fractional and Molar Synthesis Rates in Human Muscle in vivo FASEB JOURNAL, Annual Meeting on Experimental Biology 34 DOI Author Url


Tom Reilly Award, LJMU. 2019