Dr Elizabeth Mahon

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Liz Mahon (Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Sciences) is an academic member of staff with teaching duties and is the programme leader for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science. Liz is a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (with specialisms in Sports Nutrition and Public Health), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Liz has several research interests in the fields of sports nutrition and physical activity, nutrition and health. Projects have included: 'ENDURE' Exercise, Nutrition and Diet Recommendations for extreme Endurance; ‘Nutrition for Health and Performance in Elite Youth Soccer Players’; ‘Health, social and environmental aspects of group walking in older adults’; ‘The inter-related health benefits of outdoor expeditions for young people’; and ‘The relationship between physical activity engagement, sleep, nutrition, and diabetes symptomatology’.

Degrees

2013, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD, Endurance Sports Nutrition
2012, International Olympic Committee, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
2009, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2009, University of Chester, United Kingdom, MSc Public Health Nutrition
2005, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Zoology

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Programme Leader Sport and Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Lecturer in Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Programme Lead: Sport, Health and Performance Science, Glyndwr University, 2018 - 2018
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2018

Chapters

Mahon E, Blennerhassett C, Sparks A. 2021. Common Sport and Exercise Nutrition Myths Encountered by Coaches and Athletes Whitehead A, Coe J. Myths of Sport Coaching Sequoia Books

Conference publication

Morocza N, Frankham J, Boddy LM, Mahon E, Stott TA. 2019. Hillwalking and walk leading motivations, perceived benefits and the role of natural environment EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 29 DOI Author Url

Abayomi JC, Warburton GL, Mahon E, Davies IG, Gobbi R, MacIntosh K, Fairclough S. 2014. Food knowledge and IMD score of year 6 children participating in the CHANGE! Project Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Nutrition Society 73 :E109-E109 DOI Author Url

Warburton GL, Mahon E, Davies IG, Gobbi R, Mackintosh K, Fairclough SJ, Abayomi JC. 2013. BMI status of children in the CHANGE! Project and its association with the consumption of 'positive marker' and 'negative marker' foods PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 72 :E145-E145 DOI Author Url

Warburton GL, Abayomi, JC , Mahon, E , Gobbi, R , Mackintosh, K , Fairclough, SJ , Boddy, LM , George, K , Davies, IG . 2012. Comparison of the reported intakes of fruits and vegetables in Year 6 children: The CHANGE! Project Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, :E227 DOI Author Url

Mahon E, Hackett A, Davies I. Macronutrient intakes of recreational endurance athletes prior to, and during, a mountain marathon: an observational study. The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting. Nutrition and Health: Cell to Community DOI Author Url

Mahon E. Meeting carbohydrate recommendations during a mountain marathon. Nutrition Society Annual Summer Conference DOI Author Url

Abayomi JC, warburton G, mahon E, hackett AF. Eating attitudes of children may affect over eating and contribute to obesity. proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Nutrition Society DOI Author Url

Mahon E, Hackett A, Davies I. An observational study assessing the hydration status of recreational endurance athletes during a mountain marathon. The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting. Nutrition and Health: Cell to Community. DOI Author Url

Journal article

Naughton RJ, Drust B, O'Boyle A, Abayomi JC, Mahon EA, Morton JP, Davies IG. 2017. Free-sugar, total-sugar, fibre and micronutrient intake within elite youth British soccer players: a nutritional transition from schoolboy to fulltime soccer player. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Naughton R, Drust B, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Abayomi JC, Davies IG, Morton JP, Mahon EA. 2016. Daily distribution of carbohydrate, protein and fat intake in elite youth academy soccer players over a 7-day training period International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 26 :473-480 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Williams L, Nixon S, Hennessy C, Mahon EA, Adams G. 2016. Inspiring to inspire: Developing teaching in higher education Cogent Education, 3 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hennessy C, Adams G, Mahon E, Nixon S, Pratt A, Williams L. 2014. Discovering inspiring teaching: immersive models of staff development Quality Assurance in Education, 22 :240-254 DOI Publisher Url

Mahon EA, Hackett AF, Stott TA, George KP, Davies IG. 2014. Macronutrient Consumption Prior to, and During, Mountain Marathon Events American Journal of Sports Science, 2 :5-12 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Mahon E. 2010. The influence of macronutrient intake on the well-being and cognitive performance of recreational mountain marathon competitors. Journal of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, 24 :12-14 DOI Author Url

Membership of professional bodies:

Registered Nutritionist (Sports and Exercise), Association for Nutrition. 2020

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