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Dr Adrian Holliday


Dr Adrian Holliday
Contact Details
Dr Adrian Holliday

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 22053 A.J.Holliday@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Adrian Holliday

Dr Adrian Holliday is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health, with a keen research interest in appetite regulation, energy balance, weight-management, and metabolic health.

Adrian joined Leeds Beckett University as Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health in 2016. This came after two year's teaching experience at the University of Worcester and a nine year stint at The University of Birmingham, where Adrian completed his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science; achieved his PhD, entitled ''Measuring the effect of exercise on appetite, food intake and appetite-associated hormones''; and undertook a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Adrian's academic interests lie in the fields of physical activity, nutrition and metabolic health. Having focussed primarily on the role of exercise in appetite regulation and energy balance, he is passionate about the benefits of physical activity for weight-management and metabolic health.

Alongside his research, Adrian has worked in a consultancy role with a number of elite, International endurance athletes and coaches within the West Midlands, advising on good nutritional practice. This fuelled an interest in nutritional interventions to support and optimise sports performance, recovery and adaptations to training.

Away from his work life Adrian has a life-long passion for endurance running, having represented England at youth and junior level. After an early, devastating realisation that he was never going to be good enough to play for Manchester City, Adrian has contented himself with following City over land and sea.

Current Teaching

  • Module Leader:
    • Physical Activity Interventions for Adults and Older Adults (Level 6)
    • Obesity Management (Level 6)
  • Module Tutor:
    • Introduction to Research and Study Skills (Level 4)
    • Scientific Foundations of Human Behaviour and Nutrition (Level 4)
    • Research Methods (Level 5, Level 7)
    • Nutrition for Health, Sport & Exercise (Level 5)
    • Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (Level 6)
    • Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Health (Level 7)
    • Dissertation (BSc and MSc Courses)

Research Interests

Adrian's research interests lie, specifically, in physical activity and appetite regulation for the promotion of energy deficit, weight management and metabolic health. His work focuses on manipulating energy balance to promote energy deficit through greater understanding of the relationship and interaction between energy expenditure and energy intake.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (3)

  • Holliday A (2016), Exercise training comprising of single 20-s cycle sprints does not provide a sufficient stimulus for improving maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary individuals. European Journal of Applied Physiology
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3409-8
    View Repository Record
  • Holliday A (2014), A novel tool to predict food intake: The Visual Meal Creator. Appetite
    View Repository Record
  • Holliday A (2014), Matching energy intake to expenditure of isocaloric exercise at high- and moderate-intensities. Physiology and Behavior
    View Repository Record
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