Dr Lewis Macgregor

Lecturer in Physiology and Nutrition

Sport Cottrell Building room 4V6: University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Lewis Macgregor

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About me

About me

I graduated with BSc in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Stirling in 2012, before completing my PhD in 2016. I completed 2 years post-doctoral research with SportScotland: Scottish Institute of Sport, where my work helped GB athletes prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2018 I joined the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport as a Lecturer. In this role I currently contribute to the delivery of a number of modules on Sports Studies and Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate programmes, and supervise MPhil and PhD research postgraduates.

My research interests reach from elite athlete training, recovery and preparation for competition, to maintenance of muscle mass and function as contributors to healthy ageing. This work has supported Scottish athletes towards medal success at Commonwealth, European, World, and Olympic level. My teaching focuses mostly on applied exercise science and muscular/ neuromuscular systems.

Community Contribution

STEM @ The Helix

Falkirk Community Trust

Pint of Science

https://pintofscience.com/
Regional Organising Committee


Event / Presentation

Evidence-based Practice in Sport: The Case for Tensiomyography (TMG)
Sportscotland

Symposium organiser and Keynote Speaker


Other Academic Activities

ECR Forum
https://www.ukri.org/
UKRI

Editorial Board
http://www.asmfa.org/
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment

Reviewer
European Journal of Applied Physiology; Experimental Brain Research; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance; Journal of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology; Journal of Neural Engineering; Journal of Sports Sciences; PeerJ; Physiological Measurement; PLOS One; Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports; Sensors; Sports Medicine


Professional membership

American College of Sports Medicine
https://www.acsm.org/

European College of Sports Science
https://www.sport-science.org/

International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology
https://isek.org/

Physiological Society
https://www.physoc.org/

UK Ageing Network
https://www.ukanet.org.uk/my-age/
MyAge Muscle resilience across the life course: from cells to society


Professional qualification

Fellow of HEA
Higher Education Academy
https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/

ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
https://isak.global/

Level 3 Phlebotomist
Venepuncture for Non-Diagnostic Research


University Contribution

Stirling Crucible
https://www.stir.ac.uk/…tudies/crucible/
Organising Committee


Research

My research interests focus on muscle function and motor control in relation to exercise and to healthy living:
athletic performance, preparation, and recovery;
age- and illness-related decline in muscle mass;
management of musculoskeletal pain.

In particular I am interested in the link between cognitive function and motor control across the adult lifespan; and in how elite athletes' muscles function (or fail to function) so effectively.

My recent research has helped support SportScotland athletes to prepare for and compete at major international tournaments.

Rio Olympics

I work within:
Physiology, Exercise & Nutrition Research Group and the Mobile Cognition research programme

Outputs (17)

Outputs

Article

Alkhedhairi SAA, Aba Alkhayl FF, Ismail AD, Rozendaal A, German M, MacLean B, Johnston L, Miller AA, Hunter AM, Macgregor LJ, Combet E, Quinn TJ & Gray SR (2022) The effect of krill oil supplementation on skeletal muscle function and size in older adults: A randomised controlled trial. Clinical Nutrition, 41 (6), pp. 1228-1235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2022.04.007

Teaching

Teaching

I teach modules across Sports Studies and Sport & Exercise Science undergraduate programmes, and contribute to Nursing and Paramedic Science programmes.

Module co-ordinator:

SPSU9BM (Biomechanics and Motor Control II)
SPSU9AE (Applied Exercise Physiology)

Module contributions:

SPSU9S2 (Introduction to Sports Studies II)
SPSU8K4 (Biomechanics and Motor Control I)
SPSU913 (Sports Studies - Issues and Concepts)
SPSU9EP (Physiology of Sport and Exercise)
SPSU9SM (Sports Medicine Health and Wellbeing)
SPSU9PS (Psychology of Exercise Physical Activity and Health)
SPSU9R7 (Readings in Sports and Exercise Sciences)
SPSU9HP (Advanced Methods in Human Physiology Research)
SPSU9RS (Research Project in Sports and Exercise Sciences)
SHSU020 (Integrated Anatomy & Physiology for Health)

Teaching

BA: Sports Studies
https://www.stir.ac.uk/courses/ug/sports-studies/
Advisor of Studies


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