Dr Leigh Breen
Professor of Metabolic Physiology
University of Birmingham
Dr Breen’s research group is based in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences (SportExR) and works under the auspices of the Medical Research Council/Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Inflammation at the University of Birmingham.
The overarching goal of his research is to understand regulatory mechanisms of the cellular regulation skeletal muscle plasticity and develop targeted exercise and nutritional (particularly protein-based) approaches to enhance skeletal muscle remodelling and physical performance in health and disease.
Dr Breen has been Principal or Co-Investigator on a number of successful project grants from research councils, charitable foundations and industry partners. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.
Leigh was recently awarded Fellow status with the European College of Sports Sciences.