Dr Javier Gonzalez
Lecturer in Human and Applied Physiology with particular interests in Nutrition and Metabolism
Lecturer BSc (Hons), MRes, PhD
1 West 4.103
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5518
- European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
- American Society for Nutrition
- Physiological Society
- Nutrition Society
- Obesity Society
- Endocrine Society
- British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences
I am interested in supervising new PhD students who wish to research topics listed on this page.
Please contact me directly to discuss your research and opportunities for supervision.
I joined the Department for Health as a Lecturer in 2014 and am a member of the Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Group.
Studying postprandial metabolism gives insight into the future risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Studying postprandial metabolism gives insight into the future risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia. Having recently been awarded a Research Fellowship from the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and a New Investigator Award from the Rank Prize Funds, I am embarking on a programme of research to explore the interactions between nutrition and exercise and the effects on metabolic health, particularly in the postprandial state. By understanding how metabolically active organs such as muscle, adipose and the liver interact within whole-body human physiology in response to nutrition and exercise, more precise interventions can be developed to target specific health issues.
In a sports performance context, I have performed research in highly trained cyclists and triathletes, studying how nutrition can influence metabolism and how respiratory physiology affects performance. Additionally, I am the Nutrition Section Editor for the International Rugby Board (IRB) Science Network.
I completed my PhD in Human Nutrition and Metabolism in 2013. My thesis covered topics including nutrition, exercise, metabolism and appetite. During my PhD studies I also spent time at the Department of Metabolic Medicine at Imperial College London, to work under Prof Sir Steve Bloom. Following this, I undertook a post-doc which used 13C and 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to investigate the effects of nutrition on liver and muscle metabolism during exercise.
- Human Nutrition
- Exercise Metabolism
- Energy Balance
- HL10182: Human Physiology
- HL20185: Exercise Physiology
- HL20050: Performance Assessment
- HL30054: Environmental Physiology, Metabolism & Nutrition
- HL30156: Integrative Exercise Physiology
Betts, J., Chowdhury, E., Gonzalez, J., Richardson, J. D., Tsintzas, K. and Thompson, D., 2016. Forthcoming. INVITED REVIEW Breakfast - Is it the most important meal of the day. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Fuchs, C., Gonzalez, J., Beelen, M., Cermak, N., Smith, F., Thelwall, P., Taylor, R., Trenell, M., Stevenson, E. and van Loon, L. J. C., 2016. Sucrose ingestion after exhaustive exercise accelerates liver, but not muscle glycogen repletion when compared to glucose ingestion in trained athletes. Journal of Applied Physiology
Allerton, D. M., Campbell, M. D., Gonzalez, J. T., Rumbold, P. L. S., West, D. J. and Stevenson, E. J., 2016. Co-ingestion of whey protein with a carbohydrate-rich breakfast boes not affect glycemia, insulinemia or subjective appetite following a subsequent meal in healthy males. Nutrients, 8 (3), 116.
Gonzalez, J. T., 2016. Appetite effect of breakfast ommission - constrained to morning? Nutrition, 32 (2), pp. 287-288.
Gonzalez, J. T., 2016. Re. "Effect of breakfast omission on subjective appetite, metabolism, acylated ghrelin and GLP-1(7-36) during rest and exercise" Constrained to morning? Nutrition, 32 (2), pp. 287-288.
Gonzalez, J. T., Fuchs, C. J., Smith, F. E., Thelwall, P. E., Taylor, R., Stevenson, E. J., Trenell, M. I., Cermak, N. M. and van Loon, L. J. C., 2015. Ingestion of glucose or sucrose prevents liver but not muscle glycogen depletion during prolonged endurance-type exercise in trained cyclists. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 309 (12), E1032-E1039.
Gonzalez, J., Barwood, M., Goodall, S., Thomas, K. and Howatson, G., 2015. Alterations in whole-body insulin sensitivity resulting from repeated eccentric exercise of a single muscle group:a pilot investigation. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 25 (4), pp. 405-410.
West, D. J., Campbell, M. D., Gonzalez, J. T., Walker, M., Stevenson, E. J., Ahmed, F. W., Wijaya, S., Shaw, J. A. and Weaver, J. U., 2015. The inflammation, vascular repair and injury responses to exercise in fit males with and without Type 1 diabetes:an observational study. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 14 (1), p. 71.
Campbell, M. D., Gonzalez, J. T., Rumbold, P. L. S., Walker, M., Shaw, J. A., Stevenson, E. J. and West, D. J., 2015. Comparison of appetite responses to high– and low–glycemic index postexercise meals under matched insulinemia and fiber in type 1 diabetes. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101 (3), pp. 478-486.
Gonzalez, J., Green, B. P., Brown, M. A., Rumbold, P. L. S., Turner, L. A. and Stevenson, E. J., 2015. Calcium ingestion suppresses appetite and produces acute overcompensation of energy intake independent of protein in healthy adults. Journal of Nutrition, 145 (3), pp. 476-482.
Campbell, M. D., Walker, M., Bracken, R. M., Turner, D., Stevenson, E. J., Gonzalez, J., Shaw, J. A. and West, D., 2015. Insulin therapy and dietary adjustments to normalize glycemia and prevent nocturnal hypoglycemia after evening exercise in type 1 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, 3, e000085.
Green, B. P., Gonzalez, J. T., Thomas, K., Stevenson, E. and Rumbold, P. L. S., 2014. Agreement between fingertip-capillary and antecubital-venous appetite-related peptides. Endocrine Connections, 3 (4), pp. 233-42.
Johnson, M. A., Gregson, I. R., Mills, D. E., Gonzalez, J. T. and Sharpe, G. R., 2014. Inspiratory muscle warm-up does not improve cycling time-trial performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114 (9), pp. 1821-1830.
Gonzalez, J. T., 2014. Paradoxical second-meal phenomenon in the acute postexercise period. Nutrition, 30 (9), pp. 961-967.
Gonzalez, J. T., Green, B. P., Campbell, M. D., Rumbold, P. L. S. and Stevenson, E. J., 2014. The influence of calcium supplementation on substrate metabolism during exercise in humans:a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68 (6), pp. 712-718.
Mills, D. E., Johnson, M. A., McPhilimey, M. J., Williams, N., Gonzalez, J. T., Barnett, Y. A. and Sharpe, G. R., 2014. Influence of oxidative stress, diaphragm fatigue, and inspiratory muscle training on the plasma cytokine response to maximum sustainable voluntary ventilation. Journal of Applied Physiology, 116 (8), pp. 970-979.
Gonzalez, J. T. and Stevenson, E. J., 2014. Calcium co-ingestion augments postprandial glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide1-42, glucagon-like peptide-1 and insulin concentrations in humans. European Journal of Nutrition, 53 (2), pp. 375-385.
Gonzalez, J. T. and Stevenson, E. J., 2014. Assessment of the post-exercise glycemic response to food:considering prior nutritional status. Nutrition, 30 (1), pp. 122-123.
Veasey, R. C., Gonzalez, J. T., Kennedy, D. O., Haskell, C. F. and Stevenson, E. J., 2013. Breakfast consumption and exercise interact to affect cognitive performance and mood later in the day. A randomized controlled trial. Appetite, 68, pp. 38-44.
Gonzalez, J. T., Rumbold, P. L. S. and Stevenson, E. J., 2013. Appetite sensations and substrate metabolism at rest, during exercise, and recovery:impact of a high-calcium meal. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, 38 (12), pp. 1260-1267.
Gonzalez, J. T., Veasey, R. C., Rumbold, P. L. S. and Stevenson, E. J., 2013. Breakfast and exercise contingently affect postprandial metabolism and energy balance in physically active males. British Journal of Nutrition, 110 (4), pp. 721-732.
Mills, D. E., Johnson, M. A., McPhilimey, M. J., Williams, N. C., Gonzalez, J. T., Barnett, Y. A. and Sharpe, G. R., 2013. The effects of inspiratory muscle training on plasma interleukin-6 concentration during cycling exercise and a volitional mimic of the exercise hyperpnea. Journal of Applied Physiology, 115 (8), pp. 1163-1172.
Gonzalez, J. T., Rumbold, P. L. S. and Stevenson, E. J., 2012. Effect of calcium intake on fat oxidation in adults:a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Obesity Reviews, 13 (10), pp. 848-857.
Gonzalez, J. T., Veasey, R. C., Rumbold, P. L. S. and Stevenson, E. J., 2012. Consistency of metabolic responses and appetite sensations under postabsorptive and postprandial conditions. Appetite, 59 (2), pp. 228-233.
Johnson, M. A., Mills, D. E., Brown, D. M., Bayfield, K. J., Gonzalez, J. T. and Sharpe, G. R., 2012. Inspiratory loading intensity does not influence lactate clearance during recovery. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44 (5), pp. 863-871.
Gonzalez, J. T. and Stevenson, E. J., 2012. New perspectives on nutritional interventions to augment lipid utilisation during exercise. British Journal of Nutrition, 107 (3), pp. 339-349.
Gonzalez, J. T. and Stevenson, E. J., 2012. Postprandial glycemia and appetite sensations in response to porridge made with rolled and pinhead oats. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 31 (2), pp. 111-116.