Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Biography

PhD: Development, implementation, and evaluation of an industry-specific education platform to assist jockeys in nutritional knowledge and weight management

Supervisory Team: Dr Rebecca Murphy, Professor Graeme Close, Dr James Morton

Prior to his PhD, Dan was a full-time lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in further and higher education and worked as a nutritionist in professional rugby and horseracing. His current research, combining his specialisms of nutrition and pedagogy and adopting a mixed-methods approach, seeks to develop and implement an education platform that assists professional jockeys in their weight-making and reduces the prevalence of the cultural and archaic methods used within the sport.

Alongside his research Dan maintains his applied nutrition roles in a number of sports.

Degrees

Liverpool John Moores University, U.K., PhD
Leeds Beckett University, UK, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition
University of Huddersfield, UK, PGCE (Further and Higher Education)
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, BSc(hons) Sport

Academic appointments

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
PhD Researcher, Liverpool John Moores Univeristy, 2015 - 2019
Head of Higher Education (Sport), Univeristy Centre Wakefield, 2014 - 2015
Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leeds City College, 2010 - 2014

Publications

Journal article

Wilson G, Martin D, Morton JP, Close GL. 2018. Male Flat Jockeys Do Not Display Deteriorations in Bone Density or Resting Metabolic Rate in Accordance With Race Riding Experience: Implications for RED-S. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, :1-18 DOI Author Url Public Url

Murphy R, Martin D, Wilson G, Close G, Morton J. 2017. Race-Day Catering in Professional Horseracing: Does Current Provision Facilitate Weight Management and Riding Performance?. EC Nutrition, 12 :3-17 Publisher Url Public Url

Martin D. 2017. A nutritionist and an educator in professional horseracing: using reflection to create ‘My process’ Reflective Practice, 18 :589-599 DOI

Martin D, Wilson G, Morton J, Close G, Murphy R. 2017. The horseracing industry’s perception of nutritional and weight-making practices of professional jockeys Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, :568-582 DOI Public Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Martin D. THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION OF AN INDUSTRY SPECIFIC NUTRITION-EDUCATION PLATFORM IN PROFESSIONAL HORSERACING Murphy R. Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

The Racing Foundation, An Education and Support Intervention for Racehorse Trainers to Improve Jockey and Stable Staff Welfare and Embed Athletic Lifestyle and Culture, Grant value (£): 185,000, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2018

Conference presentation:

The Perception of the Horseracing Industry on Nutritional and Weight-making Practices of Professional Jockeys, European College of Sports Sciences, Essen, Germany, Oral presentation. 2017

Weight-making in Professional Jockeys, World Arabian Horseracing Conference, Rome, Italy, Oral presentation. 2016