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University of Stirling


Dr Oliver Witard

Senior Lecturer

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Oliver Witard

About me

Before coming to work at Stirling, I previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow (2008-10) and doctoral candidate (2005-08) in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at The University of Birmingham. My doctoral and postdoctoral work was under the supervision of Professor Kevin Tipton.


Nominated for Rank Prize Award in Sports Nutrition, Cumbria, UK

RATE nomination for Excellence in teaching in the School of Sport
University of Stirling

RATE nomination for Excellence in teaching in the School of Sport
University of Stirling

Community Contribution

Public engagement event with St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School. Coordinated the ‘Food for fitness’ event at the Dunblane Hydro Science Fair and interactive visual class tour of research facilities at the University of Stirling

Birmingham City FC consultant

Warwickshire Cricket Club

Northampton Saints Rugby Club consultant

The Big Bang Science Festival. How does muscle change with age? Interactive visual workshop on age-related changes in muscle mass and quality

Scottish Ballet Consultant

Scotland Hockey Consultant

Scotland Conservatoire Ballet School Consultant

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Coordinated School of Sport student open days

Board member of School of Sport Research Ethics Committee

Board member of Graduate School Committee

Chair of School of Sport Research Ethics Committee


PhD Protein Feeding and Exercise Recovery
University of Birmingham

Protein Feeding and Exercise Recovery

MSc Exercise Physiology
Loughborough University

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Leeds Metropolitan University


Sophie Killer
Loughborough University

Prasanna Gamage
University of Stirling

Alina Petre
University of Stirling

Andre Nelson
Massey University

David Hunter
University of Stirling

Other Academic Activities

Journal review activities (multiple journals)

Active member of steering group for NHS Scotland initiative for nutrition support of elderly black and minority ethnic populations
NHS Scotland

Professional membership

American College of Sports Medicine

The Nutrition Society

Society of Experimental Biology

Scottish Crucible

Physiological Society outreach group for musculoskeletal ageing research
The Physiological Society

American Physiological Society

European College of Sports Sciences

Professional qualification

ESPEN sponsored Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism

International Society for Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Learning

University Contribution

Board member of University Research Ethics Committee

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