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r.naughton@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473611


I have recently joined the team at Huddersfield after coming to the end of my studies at Liverpool John Moores University. I am currently writing up my PhD in which I investigated the nutritional habits within elite youth soccer players, and I have been fortunate to recently present my findings at international conferences such as ISENC and ECSS. Whilst completing my research I worked in tandem with Liverpool FC, working at their youth academy as a nutritionist as I collected my data. Previous to this I completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science: Physiology and an MSc in Sports Physiology.

Research and Scholarship

My current areas of research are body composition and nutrition habits within elite soccer players. I am currently looking to identify field-friendly methods for collecting dietary data within soccer, and I’m interested in looking into recovery habits around match day.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Anderson, L., Naughton, R., Close, G., Di Michele, R., Morgans, R., Drust, B. and Morton, J. (2017) ‘Daily distribution of macronutrient intakes of professional soccer players from the English Premier LeagueInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism . ISSN 1526-484X

Anderson, L., Orme, P., Naughton, R., Close, G., Milsom, J., Rydings, D., O�Boyle, A., Di Michele, R., Louis, J., Hambley, C., Speakman, J., Morgans, R., Drust, B. and Morton, J. (2017) ‘Energy Intake and Expenditure of Professional Soccer Players of the English Premier League: Evidence of Carbohydrate PeriodizationInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism , 27 (3), pp. 228-238. ISSN 1526-484X

Naughton, R., Drust, B., O'Boyle, A., Abayomi, J., Mahon, E., Morton, J. and Davies, I. (2017) ‘Free-sugar, total-sugar, fibre and micronutrient intake within elite youth British soccer players: a nutritional transition from schoolboy to fulltime soccer player.International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism . ISSN 1526-484X


Naughton, R., Drust, B., O�Boyle, A., Morgans, R., Abayomi, J., Davies, I., Morton, J. and Mahon, E. (2016) ‘Daily Distribution of Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat Intake in Elite Youth Academy Soccer Players Over a 7-day Training PeriodInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism , 26 (5), pp. 473-480. ISSN 1526-484X


Milsom, J., Naughton, R., O�Boyle, A., Iqbal, Z., Morgans, R., Drust, B. and Morton, J. (2015) ‘Body composition assessment of English Premier League soccer players: a comparative DXA analysis of first team, U21 and U18 squadsJournal of Sports Sciences , 33 (17), pp. 1799-1806. ISSN 0264-0414

Research Degree Supervision

Enterprise Activities

Liverpool FC – Academy nutritionist whilst completing my PhD Aug 2013-June 2016

Celtic FC – Performance nutritionist Aug 2016-Present

Teaching and Professional Activities

I will mainly be teaching on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition module, and will be taking lectures on introduction to nutrition, research methods, applied research in physical health, physical activity for children modules.