McKean - Profile of Sports Nutritionist
My work as a sports nutritionist is mainly
with professional sports people, but I also work closely with
athletes of all levels.
The majority of the sports nutritionist and sports science
research is carried out on the non-elite athlete. As a result,
the information within my articles is equally applicable to
club and recreational sports people as to fully professional
Indeed a good awareness of nutrition and diet and its impact
upon your sporting achievements and overall quality of life
is important to allow any individual to achieve their personal
goals. A good choice of diet, eaten in the correct balance and
at the right time can provide an athlete with the chance to
realise their true potential .........coupled obviously with
good training and natural ability!
The articles on ScottishSport.co.uk will benefit all sports
people, from the novice through to the experienced athlete.
The articles cover issues such as:
I have always been heavily involved in sport
as far back as I can remember. I grew up playing a variety
of sports (mostly team sports) which were played at school,
district and Junior Scotland level. I have also competed internationally
in cross country running - I have now turned my hand to adventure
racing and I am a member of Columbia SALT (Scottish Adventures
Ladies Team). I completed my first 7 day mountain bike race
in the summer of 2006 in the Canadian Rockies.
After school, I completed a BSc (Hons) degree
in Sports Science at De Montfort University, Bedford, followed
by an MSc in Sports Nutrition at Aberdeen University followed
by a PgDip in Dietetics at Queen Margaret University College
- Scottish Institute of Sport, Stirling
- Consulting work
- Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh - Sports
nutritionist to sport scholar students
- Freelance Sports Nutritionist to all levels
of athletes. Based at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
- Hearts Football Club, Edinburgh - Sports
Napier University, Edinburgh -
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