Emily Jevons

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Biography: Emily completed her undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at LJMU, then following her graduation she moved to Prague, Czech Republic to teach English as a foreign language. She then returned to start her MPhil at LJMU in Exercise Metabolism, which has then continued onto PhD. Emily also works part-time at the University of Chester as a Research Support Officer in the Research & Knowledge and Transfer Office.

PhD Project Title: Quantification of substrate metabolism in endurance athletes using microscopy techniques.
School of Sport and Exercise Science Part-Funded PhD
Start Date: 04/10/16
Supervisors: Dr. Sam Shepherd, Dr Juliette Strauss and Dr James Morton

PhD Project Description: There is a lack of research being undertaken in real-world training and competitive environments, gaining such an understanding could lead to alterations in our nutritional support to athletes. Emily's research aims to assess substrate utilisation at different exercise intensities in habitual training sessions, examining both glycogen and lipid utilization. There will also be an assessment in a competitive endurance environment, with the primary aim of comparing microscopy methods to assess substrate utilization, examining using both immunofluorescence confocal and transmission electron microscopy analysis. Finally, with considerable more data and focus in literature on the effect of nutritional interventions glycogen resynthesis post-exercise, her research will assess the key mechanisms underpinning intramuscular triglyceride resynthesis using the appropriate microscopy method under such nutritional interventions. This PhD project will give an insight into the effect of real-world demands of training and competition on substrate utilization, whilst also providing key insights into the regulatory mechanisms underpinning IMTG resynthesis.


2016, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Journal article

Strauss JA, Shepherd DA, Macey M, Jevons EFP, Shepherd SO. 2020. Divergence exists in the subcellular distribution of intramuscular triglyceride in human skeletal muscle dependent on the choice of lipid dye HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 154 :369-382 DOI Author Url Public Url

Impey SG, Jevons E, Mees G, Cocks M, Strauss J, Chester N, Laurie I, Target D, Hodgson A, Shepherd SO, Morton JP. 2020. Glycogen Utilization during Running: Intensity, Sex, and Muscle-specific Responses. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52 :1966-1975 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jevons EFP, Gejl KD, Strauss JA, ├śrtenblad N, Shepherd SO. 2020. Skeletal muscle lipid droplets are resynthesized before being coated with perilipin proteins following prolonged exercise in elite male triathletes. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 318 :E357-E370 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Whytock KL, Jevons EFP, Strauss JA, Shepherd SO. 2017. Under the microscope: insights into limb-specific lipid droplet metabolism. J Physiol, DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Shepherd S, Jevons EFP, Strauss JA, Gejl KD, Jensen K, Hvid LG, Frandsen U, Sahlin K, Ortenblad N. 2019. Acute Carbohydrate Restriction During Recovery From Prolonged Exercise Enhances Intramuscular Triglyceride Resynthesis MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM) 51 :382-382 DOI Author Url

Strauss JA, Shepherd DA, Jevons EFP, Macey M, Shepherd SO. 2019. Bodipy Is Superior To Oil-red-O For Detecting And Quantifying Intramuscular Triglyceride In Human Skeletal Muscle MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM) 51 :719-719 DOI Author Url