Professor James Morton


James is  a Professor of Exercise Metabolism & Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and the Head of Nutrition for Team Sky.  James’ specific research interests focus on the molecular and cellular responses of human skeletal muscle to acute and chronic exercise and the impact of diet and nutrition on modulating these responses. To date, he has authored over 120 research publications in the fields of sports nutrition, physiology and metabolism as well as numerous books / book chapters on these topics. In addition to research, James also works in elite professional sport in both sports physiology and nutrition support roles.  From 2010-2015, he was the performance nutritionist to Liverpool FC and also specialises in providing nutritional and conditioning support to a range of professional boxers, MMA athletes and jockeys.  Since December 2014, James has also acted as Head of Nutrition for Team Sky leading the nutrition strategy for the 2015 , 2016, 2017  and 2018 Tour de France victories.  He also directs nutrition related research projects for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and is Director of World Class Knowledge for Science in Sport (SiS).