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I am a doctorial candidate in Human Science and joined London Southbank University in September 2020. I completed a MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition with a distinction with the University of Westminster in 2018, and subsequently as a registered nutritionist owned and ran a nutritional consultancy.

My initial honours degree was in Biomedical Science awarded in 1997, thereafter I worked in a laboratory for a short period before entering the financial service sector where I enjoyed a successful career in wealth management.

I have always been fascinated with how the human body functions and feel passionately that knowledge regarding the functions of the body should not be esoteric. I believe that research is the key to new knowledge and that information gained should not be ephemera but be available to all. I aim to inculcate my nutritional clients so they can gain insight about how their body works and how their quotidian actions impact their health.

My areas of special interest are nutrition, metabolic physiology, and biomechanics. I believe that nutrition is the anchor to which we are attached, with the ingestion, assimilation and subsequent utilisation of nutrients underpinning basal survival, human movement and with specialist application athletic performance. With the latter being of relevance to my current research.

My current research is: ‘The effect of mechanical loading on temporal dynamics of muscle and tendon adaptation when nutritional supplements are administered’. This original research aims to determine if there is a differential in the adaptation of skeletal and tendinous tissue at specific time-points during a resistance training regime of high-magnitude mechanical loading for 12-weeks. With potential differential causing muscle-tendon-unit imbalances creating potential tendinopathy.

Furthermore, how an intervention consisting of ergogenic supplements that are purported to increase muscle tissue adaptation impact the outcome. These data will be vital for designing training protocols to help avoid tendinopathy and to address recovery from tendinopathy while ensuring that supplements administered are not exacerbating potential tendinopathy.

Master of Science - Sports and exercise Nutrition

University of Westminster

2016
2018
Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Biomedical Science

University of Wolverhampton

1994
1997
RDR Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA)

The London Institute of of Banking & Finance

2014
2015
Financial Planning Certificate (Cert PFS)

Chartered Insurance Institute

2000
2003
Mortgage Advice and Practice

Institute of Financial Services

2002
2003
PRINCE2

APMG-International

2013
2013
BSC Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

The Chartered Institute for IT

2012
2013

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Impact of different mechanical and metabolic stimuli on the temporal dynamics of muscle strength adaptation
Lambrianides, Y., Epro, G., Smith, K., Mileva, K., James, D. and Karamanidis, K. (2022). Impact of different mechanical and metabolic stimuli on the temporal dynamics of muscle strength adaptation. Journal of strength and conditioning research.

Reliability and Accuracy of a Time-Efficient Method for the Assessment of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties by Ultrasonography
Hunter, S., Werth, J., James, D., Lambrianides, Y., Smith, K., Karamanidis, K. and Epro, G. (2022). Reliability and Accuracy of a Time-Efficient Method for the Assessment of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties by Ultrasonography. Sensors. 22 (7), p. e2549. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22072549