Professor Graeme Close ASCC, PhD, rSEN, fBASES
Scientific Nutrition Advising Ambassador for Getbuzzing
We are very excited to have Graeme on board the GetBuzzing team as our Scientific Nutrition Advising Ambassador
A former professional Rugby League player, Graeme is now a Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University where he is the programme leader for the MSc Sport Nutrition. His research is focused on basic and applied sport nutrition where he has published ~75 papers and review articles. Specifically, Graeme’s current research is investigating the effects of Vitamin D deficiencies on skeletal muscle function, the role of free radicals in skeletal muscle adaptations and the metabolic and nutritional demands of elite rugby. Graeme is accredited with the UKSCA, BASES and SENr. He is currently the deputy chair of SENr and has recently been awarded a fellowship with BASES. From an applied perspective Graeme is the expert nutrition consultant to England Rugby, two Premiership Football Teams, he consults to several Super League Rugby League Clubs and is the lead nutritionist with many European Tour Golfers.
What does Graeme think about GetBuzzing bars?
"Finding healthy and tasty snacks for athletes is one of the biggest challenges of the sport nutritionist. Most athletes now understand how to make great choices at meal times but can struggle for options between meals. Getbuzzing bars not only taste great but help me to achieve my nutritional goals with the athletes I work with. Now the bars with extra protein are batch tested it means I can use the entire get buzzing range with confidence.
I am also delighted to be able to help Getbuzzing ensure that their products are research informed, utilising my experience both as an academic researcher and applied nutrition consultant."