Dr. Stuart Hesketh | Physiology | Best Researcher Award

University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

His academic journey commenced with a robust foundation in sports and exercise sciences. Graduating with First Class Honors in B.Sc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences from Edge Hill University in July 2012, he demonstrated early excellence in his field.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional trajectory has been marked by diverse experiences. From lecturing in Sport and Exercise Science at Runshaw College to assuming the role of Programme Lead for Sport and Exercise Science at Macclesfield College, his commitment to education and research shone through. His subsequent roles as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Florida and a Mass Spectrometry Research Scientist at the University of Liverpool showcased the breadth of his expertise.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His contributions to the field are underscored by his keen interest in muscle physiology and proteomics. His research, particularly at the University of Central Lancashire, has focused on unraveling the molecular mechanisms underpinning muscle loss and adaptation in the context of exercise training and health. Actively collaborating with internal and external research groups, Hesketh has consistently produced high-quality, original research articles.

Accolades and Recognition:

His dedication to advancing knowledge in physiology has earned him notable accolades. His first-place win in the Healthy Muscle Aging Conference Poster Presentation Competition in September 2023, along with securing the Jim Waterhouse Award (1st Place) in August 2015, and achieving 2nd Place in The Physiological Society Affiliate Competition in July 2017, reflect the recognition of his contributions to the scientific community.

Impact and Influence:

Beyond academia, His impact extends to the wider community. Through his commitment to teaching and mentorship, he has influenced the next generation of professionals in sports and exercise science. His research, especially in the realm of muscle physiology, has practical implications for understanding exercise adaptation and health.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His legacy is evident in his multifaceted contributions to academia, research, and the community. As he continues to actively pursue his research interests, collaborate with diverse groups, and produce cutting-edge research, his legacy is poised to endure, leaving an indelible mark on the field of exercise physiology.

Future Endeavors:

Looking ahead, His passion for research, coupled with his diverse experiences, positions him to contribute significantly to the ongoing advancements in exercise physiology. His commitment to collaboration and the application of innovative techniques ensures a future marked by continued exploration, discovery, and the dissemination of knowledge in the ever-evolving landscape of sports medicine and muscle physiology.


A total of  2298 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations               69
  • h-index                  6
  • Documentst         6

Notable Publications 

Defining the age-dependent and tissue-specific circadian transcriptome in male mice

Time of day and muscle strength: A circadian output?

Adaptation of rat fast-twitch muscle to endurance activity is underpinned by changes to protein degradation as well as protein synthesis

Fractional synthesis rates of individual proteins in rat soleus and plantaris muscles

The application of proteomics in muscle exercise physiology

On the rate of synthesis of individual proteins within and between different striated muscles of the rat



Stuart Hesketh | Physiology | Best Researcher Award

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