I am a Registered Dietitian and Performance Nutritionist who’s currently working full time with Everton Football Club's first Team. I studied Sports Science at Brunel University and then went onto to study Dietetics at Hertfordshire University. From there I worked in the NHS for 2 and a half years whilst studying a postgrad in Sports & Exercise Nutrition. I have previously worked at Manchester City, with both the academy and Women’s team. Since that I have worked with the Salford Red Devils Rugby League team and Crawley Town FC.
PhD title: Micronutrient status of elite football players: Can education tools improve this and does this affect health and performance outcomes.
Supervisors: Professor Graeme Close and Dr James Morton
2013, Coventry University, England, PG cert Sports and Exercise Nutrition
2012, University of Hertfordshire, England, BSc Dietetics 1st Class
2008, Brunel University, England, BSc Sports Science 2:1
Parker LJ, Elliott-Sale KJ, Hannon MP, Morton JP, Close GL. 2021. An audit of hormonal contraceptive use in Women’s Super League soccer players; implications on symptomology Science and Medicine in Football, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Hannon MP, Coleman NM, Parker LJF, McKeown J, Unnithan VB, Close GL, Drust B, Morton JP. 2021. Seasonal training and match load and micro-cycle periodization in male Premier League academy soccer players Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Hannon MP, Parker LJF, Carney DJ, McKeown J, Speakman JR, Hambly C, Drust B, Unnithan VB, Close GL, Morton JP. 2020. Energy Requirements of Male Academy Soccer Players from the English Premier League. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Hannon MP, Carney DJ, Floyd S, Parker LJF, McKeown J, Drust B, Unnithan VB, Close GL, Morton JP. 2020. Cross-sectional comparison of body composition and resting metabolic rate in Premier League academy soccer players: Implications for growth and maturation Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Taberner M, Haddad FS, Dunn A, Newall A, Parker L, Betancur E, Cohen DD. 2020. Managing the return to sport of the elite footballer following semimembranosus reconstruction. BMJ open sport & exercise medicine, 6 :e000898 DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Madden AM, Parker LJF, Amirabdollahian F. 2013. Accuracy and preference of measuring resting energy expenditure using a handheld calorimeter in healthy adults JOURNAL OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 26 :587-595 DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Parker LJF, Elliott-Sale K, Hannon MP, Morton JP, Close GL. Where do you go when your periods go?: A case-study examining secondary amenorrhea in a professional internationally-capped female soccer player through the lens of the sport nutritionist. Science & medicine in football, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Parker L. 2021. An audit of hormonal contraceptive use in Women’s Super League soccer players; implications on symptomology