Episode #5: Prof. Graeme Close - World Renowned Nutritionist & Researcher

Graeme Close

This week, Jamie interviewed world-renowned nutritionist and researcher Prof Graeme Close. As well as leading a masters degree in sport nutrition Graeme is currently the expert nutrition consultant to England Rugby, he is the lead nutritionist to Everton Football Club and works with some of the worlds leading golfers such as Jason Day, the British Number 1 tennis player Johanna Konta and he also works with many Rugby League players. On top of this, and despite spending most of his professional career helping big people get bigger, he currently receives funding from Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (the owner of Manchester City FC) to help professional jockeys make-weight safely. Graeme is also ranked in the top 10 most followed sport scientists in the world on twitter. He regularly appears on British National TV and radio discussing various aspects of nutrition in relation to health and sporting performance.

 

On top of this, and despite spending most of his professional career helping big people get bigger, he currently receives funding from Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (the owner of Manchester City FC) to help professional jockeys make-weight safely. Graeme is also ranked in the top 10 most followed sport scientists in the world on twitter. He regularly appears on British National TV and radio discussing various aspects of nutrition in relation to health and sporting performance.

In This Episode Dr. Jamie Pugh and Prof. Graeme Close Discuss:

– Graeme’s journey from undergraduate to working for some of the biggest teams and organisations in world sport

– Why he feels every professional nutritionist should consider a university education

– How critical thinking is a key skill needed in this modern world where we have information overload

– The key factors when it comes to building trust and buy-in from an athlete

– We even somehow get his views on Brexit

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