School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Staff

Dr Alice Thackray

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Research Associate in Exercise Metabolism

Alice graduated from Loughborough University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, and then remained at Loughborough to complete an MSc with distinction in Exercise Physiology a year later. Alice continued to study in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University where she completed her PhD in 2014 investigating the effect of acute exercise and diet manipulations on postprandial metabolism in young people. In March 2015, Alice commenced a post-doctoral research associate position at Loughborough as part of the Leicester – Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit.

Alice’s primary research interest concerns exercise physiology and health. Alice is interested in the effect of exercise and diet on cardiovascular disease risk factors, with particular focus on how these interventions influence postprandial lipaemia and fat metabolism. Alice is currently involved with research in two main areas:

  1. the effect of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk factors

  2. the effect of exercise on appetite regulation and energy balance

  • Thackray, A.E., Barrett, L.A. and Tolfrey, K. (2014). Acute effects of energy deficit induced by moderate-intensity exercise or energy-intake restriction on postprandial lipemia in healthy girls. Pediatric Exercise Science. E-pub ahead of print DOI: 10.1123/pes.2014-0096
  • Tolfrey, K., Thackray, A.E. and Barrett, L.A. (2014). Acute exercise and postprandial lipaemia in young people. Pediatric Exercise Science, 26(2):127–137.
  • Tolfrey, K., Engstrom, A., Murphy, C., Thackray, A., Weaver, R. and Barrett, L.A. (2014). Exercise energy expenditure and postprandial lipemia in girls. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(2):239–246.
  • Thackray, A.E., Barrett, L.A. and Tolfrey, K. (2013). Acute high-intensity interval running reduces postprandial lipaemia in boys.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(7):1277–1284.