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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

 Marianna Apicella

Marianna Apicella

PhD Student

 Richards Building 


Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I joined the University in 2021 to complete a PhD with the Nutritional Physiology Research Group. My research focuses on the effect of the menstrual cycle on muscle protein synthesis and muscle protein breakdown. 

Supervisors: Professor Francis Stephens, Professor Benjamin Wall and Dr Marlou Dirks.


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science – First Class – Loughborough University

MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition – Merit – Loughborough University


My previous roles in academia: 

  • Laboratory Technician 
  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition 
  • Course Leader BSc Applied Sports Science


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Research interests

  • The menstrual cycle
  • Women
  • Muscle 
  • Protein 
  • Recovery 

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