Dr Andy King

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Exercise and Nutrition Research Program

Areas of expertise: Exercise Physiology, human metabolism, athletic performance

Phone:+61 03 9203 8251

Email: Andy.king@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3647-7025

Andy is an exercise physiologist with research interest in exercise metabolism and athletic performance. With a keen interest in exercise and nutrient interactions, Andy joined the Mary Mackillop Institute at the end of 2019 after supporting the Australian Institute of Sport in a research capacity.

Andy’s previous research has investigated the role of carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise, and the metabolic relationship between carbohydrate feeding and liver and muscle glycogen utilization. He has worked with athletes in professional cycling, triathlon ,rugby, cricket, soccer and led an endurance sport applied science center at his previous university.

Andy completed a Bsc (hons) the University of Leeds (UK) in 2007 and a MSc in exercise physiology from Leeds Beckett University. Andy completed a PhD in 2015 and held the role of Senior Lecturer in Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism at Leeds Beckett University before moving to Australia in 2019.

Select publications

  • King, A.J., O’Hara, J.P., Arjomandkhah, N.C. et al. (2019) Liver and muscle glycogen oxidation and performance with dose variation of glucose–fructose ingestion during prolonged (3 h) exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol 119, 1157 – 1169 doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04106-9
  • King, A.J., Mellor, A., O’Hara, J.P. (2019) Military combat movements and exercises: is there a role for adopting sports nutrition carbohydrate recommendations during exercise? Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service. 105(1): 34-39
  • Deighton K, King AJ, Matu J, Shannon OM, Whiteman O, Long A, Huby MD, Sekula M, Holliday A. (2019) A single day of mixed-macronutrient overfeeding does not elicit compensatory appetite or energy intake responses but exaggerates postprandial lipaemia during the next day in healthy young men. British Journal of Nutrition. 121(8); 945-954. doi: 10.1017/S0007114519000205
  • King, A.J., O’Hara, J.P., Morrison, D.J., Preston, T., King, R.F.G.J Carbohydrate dose influences liver and muscle glycogen oxidation and performance during prolonged exercise. Physiological Reports. 6(1); e13555 doi.org/10.14814/phy2.13555

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