Dr Colin Neil Moran

Dr Colin Neil Moran

Senior Lecturer

colin.moran@stir.ac.uk +44 (0) 1786 466510

Sport 3A48 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

2015 – pres. Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling

2011 – 2015 Lecturer, University of Stirling
2010 – 2011 Project Coordinator, University of Edinburgh
2003 – 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow
1997 – 2002 Ph.D. Genetics, University of Leicester
1992 – 1996 B.Sc. Genetics, University of Glasgow

Divisional/Faculty Contribution

  • Research Committee Member



  • Human Nutrition Seminar
    Human Nutrition
    Type of eventSeminar
    LocationUniversity of Glasgow
  • International Biochemistry of Exercise Congress (IBEC)
    Type of eventConference
  • International Biochemistry of Exercise Congress (IBEC)
    Type of eventConference
  • Making an impact with your PhD Conference
    Research and Enterprise
    Type of eventConference
    LocationUniversity of Glasgow
  • Register of Exercise Professionals National Convention
    Type of eventConference
    LocationNational Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
  • Register of Exercise Professionals Scottish Convention
    Type of eventConference
    LocationEdinburgh International Climbing Arena
  • International Networking for Young Scientist Workshop
    Type of eventWorkshop
    LocationUniversity Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Invited Seminar
    Type of eventSeminar
    LocationKaunas, Lithuania


  • Biology of Obesity and Ageing (SPSP44)
    Physiology of Sport and Health MSc
  • Sports Research (SPS9B7)
    Sport and Exercise Science BSc
  • Dissertation (SPS9D8)
    Sport and Exercise Science BSc
  • Advanced Research Techniques (SPSP45)
    Physiology of Sport and Health MSc
  • Muscle for Health and Performance (SPSP46)
    Physiology of Sport and Health MSc
  • Dissertation (SPSP10)
    Physiology of Sport and Health MSc
  • From individual differences to designer athletes: the genetics of sporting performance (part of 'Reading in Sports Studies') (SPS9R7)
    Sport and Exercise Science BSc
  • Applied Exercise Physiology (SPS9D6)
    Sport and Exercise Science BSc

Other academic activities

  • Editorial Board Member
    Editorial Board
    MeritBoard member
  • Public Engagement - Knowing Sport: Science Cafés inspired by London 2012
    DescriptionThe Science Café events are based on theestablished Café Scientifique concept(www.cafescientifique.org/) where ‘experts' will speak informally in community locations for15-20 minutes, without notes or scientificjargon followed by an open-ended ‘ask meanything' interactive question and answer session. Refreshments will be available throughout, so theaudience can enjoy a coffee, a pint, or a glass of wine while learning about cutting edge science inlanguage accessible and relevant to the complete non-scientist. The Science Cafés will cover three themes, each performed at three locations throughout the city. The genetics of sporting performance The science and technology behind preparing Olympians Exercise: Why it's not just for Olympians
  • Scottish Crucible
    Research Futures
    DescriptionScottish Crucible is a leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland which was launched in Spring 2009 and based on the UK-wide, 'Crucible' training scheme which was developed by NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). Each year Scottish Crucible enables 30 highly promising researchers from across Scotland to come together to explore and expand their innovative potential through a series of intensive, two-day workshops (called 'LABs'). The 30 participants are competitively selected from a well-qualified field of applicants all of whom are employed as Early Career Researchers i.e. either Senior Postdoctoral Fellows, Academic Research Fellows or Lecturers in Scottish universities, or their equivalents in independent research institutes, SMEs and spin-out companies.

Professional membership

  • The European Association for the Study of Diabetes
    DescriptionThe aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application.
  • The Genetics Society
    DescriptionThe Genetics Society was founded by William Bateson in 1919 and is one of the oldest "learned societies" devoted to Genetics in the world. Its membership of over 1700 consists of most of the UK's active professional geneticists, including teachers, researchers and students. Industry and publishing are also well represented in our membership. It is a registered charity, and organises meetings to promulgate genetics, supports students to attend meetings, sponsors research through fieldwork grants and student bursaries, and promotes the Public Understanding of Genetics. It co-owns and manages some of the leading journals in the field, and publishes a regular newsletter. The Genetics Society organises a wide-ranging programme of scientific meetings covering all areas of genetics. It co-owns and manages some of the leading academic journals in the field, publishes a newsletter twice a year and represents the interests and opinions of the genetics community to governments and other public institutions. It also recognises significant scientific achievements by both leading and younger geneticists via the award of medals and prize lectureships. The Society has links with a number of other learned societies with overlapping interests in, for example Human Genetics, Call Biology and Developmental Biology, and hold occasional joint meetings with them.
  • The Physiological Society
    DescriptionThe Physiological Society brings together over 3000 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. We promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in its two leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology. The Society also runs events for the general public on how physiology relates to everyday life, and for students who may be considering physiology as a career. Membership is available for all career stages, from undergraduate level to senior level scientists.
  • The Nutrition Society
    DescriptionThe Nutrition Society was established in 1941‘to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe. Membership is worldwide but most members live in Europe.Membership is open to those with a genuine interest in the science of human or animal nutrition.
  • The Society of Biology
    DescriptionThe Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.

Professional qualification

  • Chartered Biologist (CBiol)
    DescriptionChartered Biologist status (designated by the postnominal CBiol) provides a benchmark for bioscientists working in a vast and continually growing array of settings and we are the only body that can award the title Chartered Biologist.Professionally recognising those who work in the life sciences at a high level, Chartered Status is recognised as a hallmark of excellence in both the UK and the European Union. It engenders public confidence in professionals and gives employers confidence in their employees. Chartered Status is open to Members (MSB) and Fellows (FSB) of the Society of Biology with a Masters level qualification or equivalent, who can also demonstrate the required professional competences and a commitment to CPD.
    Type of qualificationOther

Research personal statement

  • May 2013

Teaching personal statement

  • May 2013
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