Professor Graeme L. Close

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About Professor Graeme L. Close

A former professional Rugby League player, Graeme is now a Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University.

His research is focused on basic and applied sport nutrition where he has published ~175 papers and review articles. Graeme’s current research areas are the effects of Vitamin D and cannabidiol (CBD) on skeletal muscle function, the effects of weight-making on health and performance, and the metabolic and nutritional demands of elite rugby.

Graeme is accredited with BASES and SENr and is a fellow of both BASES and ECSS.

Graeme is currently the High Performance consultant to England Rugby and the Head of Performance Nutrition for The DP World Tour Golf. He has previously held roles with England Rugby, Pakistan Cricket, Everton, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest football clubs, The Lawn Tennis Association, British Ski and Snowboard, Heavyweight boxing and many other elite sports people and organizations.

Graeme regularly appears on television (BBC Trust Me I’m a Dr, ITV Truth about food) and radio (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Merseyside) discussing nutrition for health and sports performance.