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Tilly Spurr

Lecturer Sports and Exercise Nutrition & PhD Student

m.spurr@chi.ac.uk

Tilly is Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Nutrition and PhD at Chichester University specialising in adolescent performance nutrition and skill development within team sport.

Tilly joined Chichester University in 2013 and combines working at the University with other teaching roles, nutritional consultancy and work with athletes and teams through her company EatYourselfBrilliant. As the module coordinator for the for ‘Nutritional Strategies for Sport Performance’ and ‘Nutritional Aspects in Health and Disease modules’ Tilly’s aim is to make the theory as applied as possible, giving the student real experience that is translatable into the work place.

Professional

Education

1986 – 1990    BSc Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh

2006-2011       MSc Nutritional Medicine, University of Surrey

Teaching

MSCSN01 Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition (Module Coordinator)

This module aims to give students the core competencies needed to work with, and add value to a broad range of competitive or recreational athletes requiring nutritional support for performance and/or recovery. This module will delivers all the key elements needed for membership of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition  Practitioner Registration  (SENr).

SPL338 Nutritional Strategies for Sport Performance (Module Co-ordinator)

This module aims to explore the relationship between nutrient intake and storage, energy metabolism and exercise performance. Application of issues of sports nutrition for the ‘generic’ athlete will be extended to specific nutrition strategies for selected sport performance. The module content is delivered through lectures and practical classes, including a practical project exploring the effects of ergogenic aids on exercise performance.

SPL233 Nutritional Aspects in Health and Disease (Module Co-ordinator)

This module aims to explore the relationship between nutrition and health status before considering some nutritional and exercise strategies that may aid in the prevention or management of these diseases. Consideration will be made of application to ‘special’ populations. The module content is delivered through weekly lectures and practical classes.

MUS430/530/630 Professional Resilience

The module is designed to help undergraduates identify challenges in their journey to becoming trained music or dance professionals, and through a variety of tuition and support provides opportunities for personal development. The module content is delivered by lectures and workshops and is examined by portfolio. Lectures include an introduction to performance nutrition for now and within the work place, nutrient timing and resilience, and food for mood.

Tilly is a full member of the SENr Practitioner Register for performance nutritionists (SENr), the international Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport register (PINES), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), British Dietetics Association (BDA), Associate of Food and Behaviour Research (FAB) and National Health Education Group (NHEG). She regularly writes articles in the press, writes online courses for Future Fit Training and has worked with several national and international athletes.

Research

Game analysis and performance nutrition in junior team sports. Nutritional habits and knowledge in junior and grass roots athletes.