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Dr Mayur K Ranchordas DProf, SFHEA, CSCS, SENr

Reader in Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Chair of the Sport and Exercise Research Group, Course Leader for MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science


Summary

I am the course leader for the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science programme and I chair the Sport and Exercise Research Ethics Group.

I teach both at undergraduate and postgraduate Sport Science courses and I also work as a sport nutrition consultant who has supported several Olympic and World Champions, Premiership footballers and professional boxers and cyclists.

I have a keen interest in how sport nutrition science can be translated to "food on a plate" that can help athletes enhance their performance.

About

Mayur has an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science and Masters degree in Exercise Physiology both of which were gained from Sheffield Hallam University. He has since completed his IOC Diploma in Sport Nutrition, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition and holds a Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport Science specialising in Exercise Physiology and Sport Nutrition. Mayur has been teaching Sport Science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at Sheffield Hallam for over 10 years and has combined this by working as a Sport Nutrition consultant and applied sport nutrition research. Mayur has worked for several Premier League Clubs including Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Newcastle United Football Club, Stoke City Football Club as well as supporting Gold Medallists and World Champions competing in Olympic Sports from his time working at the English Institute of Sport. Currently, Mayur provides sport nutrition support to Premier League footballers as well as Premier League Referees (PGMOL). Mayur also supervises PhD students and is an active researcher in sport nutrition. hi main areas of research are in the effect of sport supplements on performance and recovery and the effects of nutrition on football performance and recovery.

Specialist areas of interest

Supplements and performance
Weight management
Recovery

Teaching

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Health And Wellbeing

Sport Nutrition and Exercise Physiology/Sport and Exercise Science

I teach on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science and MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science programmes.

I am the module leader for Level 6 Applied Nutrition of Sport and Exercise
I teach on the Level 7 Improving Performance and Physiology and Nutrition module, Level 7 Inter-professional Practice module and Level 5 and 7 Work-based learning modules

Research

My research portfolio sits on a continuum where sport sits on one end of the spectrum, and health and wellbeing on the other. 

The thread of my research explores how nutrition, food and dietary supplements can enhance performance and recovery at the sport end of the continuum and at the opposite end, how these methods can enhance health and wellbeing. 

More specifically, the majority of nutrition strategies that can help athletes perform more work, enhance performance and recover faster have very clear applications in enhancing health and wellbeing at the other end of the spectrum too. For instance, strategies that can reduce inflammation and muscle damage in elite athletes training extremely hard can also have transferrable health benefits in reducing inflammation in diseased populations thereby enhancing wellbeing.

Publications

Journal articles

Rickards, L., Lynn, A., Harrop, D., Baker, M.E., Russell, M., & Ranchordas, M. (2021). Effect of Polyphenol-Rich Foods, Juices, and Concentrates on Recovery from Exercise Induced Muscle Damage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients, 13 (9). http://doi.org/10.3390/nu13092988

Turner, O., Mitchell, N., Ruddock, A., Purvis, A., & Ranchordas, M. (2021). Elite squash players nutrition knowledge and influencing factors. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 18. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-021-00443-3

Wilson, D.C., Ruddock, A., Ranchordas, M.K., Thompson, S.W., & Rogerson, D. (2020). Physical profile of junior and senior amateur boxers. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 20 (6), 3452-3459. http://doi.org/10.7752/jpes.2020.06466

Nugent, S.J., Rogerson, D., Ranchordas, M., & Broom, D. (2020). Vegan diet for adults with overweight or obesity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020 (12). http://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013828

Gibson-Smith, E., Storey, R., & Ranchordas, M. (2020). Dietary Intake, Body Composition and Iron Status in Experienced and Elite Climbers. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7, 122. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2020.00122

Lamb, K., Ranchordas, M., Johnson, E., Denning, J., Downing, F., & Lynn, A. (2019). No effect of tart cherry juice or pomegranate juice on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in non-resistance trained men. Nutrients, 11 (7), e1593. http://doi.org/10.3390/nu11071593

Ranchordas, M., Pratt, H., Parsons, M., Parry, A., Boyd, C., & Lynn, A. (2019). Effect of caffeinated gum on a battery of rugby-specific tests in trained university-standard male rugby union players. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 16 (17). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0286-7

Ranchordas, M., King, G., Russell, M., Lynn, A., & Russell, M. (2018). Effects of caffeinated gum on a battery of soccer-specific tests in trained university-standard male soccer players. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 28 (6), 629-634. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0405

Ruddock, A., Boyd, C., Winter, E., & Ranchordas, M. (2018). Considerations for the scientific support process and applications to case studies. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. https://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/pdf/10.1123/ijspp.2018-0616

Ranchordas, M., Rogerson, D., Soltani, H., & Costello, J.T. (2018). Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise: a Cochrane systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099599

Lynn, A., Garner, S., Nelson, N., Simper, T., Hall, A., & Ranchordas, M. (2018). Effect of bilberry juice on indices of muscle damage and inflammation in runners completing a half-marathon: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 15 (22). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-018-0227-x

Curtis, C., Russell, M., & Ranchordas, M. (2018). Enhancing dietary practices, general nutrition knowledge and body composition of a female International Rugby Union player incorporating smartphone application technology. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 58 (3), 366-368. http://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07623-X

Ranchordas, M., Rogerson, D., Soltani, H., & Costello, J.T. (2017). Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (12). http://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009789.pub2

Ranchordas, M., Tiller, N., Ramchandani, G., Jutley, R., Blow, A., Tye, J., & Drury, B. (2017). Normative data on regional sweat-sodium concentrations of professional male team-sport athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 14 (1), 40. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-017-0197-4

Ranchordas, M., Dawson, J.T., & Russell, M. (2017). Practical nutritional recovery strategies for elite soccer players when limited time separates repeated matches. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 14 (1), 35. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-017-0193-8

Smith, E., Storey, R., & Ranchordas, M. (2017). Nutritional considerations for bouldering. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 27 (4), 314-324. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0043

Oggioni, C., Jakovljevic, D.G., Klonizakis, M., Ashor, A.W., Ruddock, A., Ranchordas, M., ... Siervo, M. (2017). Dietary nitrate does not modify blood pressure and cardiac output at rest and during exercise in older adults : a randomised cross over study. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 69 (1), 74-83. http://doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2017.1328666

Siervo, M., Oggioni, C., Gjakovljevic, D.G., Trenell, M., Mathers, J.C., Houghton, D., ... Williams, E.A. (2016). Dietary nitrate does not have an effect on physical activity outcomes in healthy older adults : a randomized, cross-over trial. Nutrition Research, 36 (12), 1361-1369. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2016.11.004

Ranchordas, M., Bannock, L., & Robinson, S.L. (2016). Case Study: Nutritional and Lifestyle Support to Reduce Infection Incidence in an International-Standard Premier League Soccer Player. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 26 (2), 185-191. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0146

Griffen, C., Rogerson, D., Ranchordas, M., & Ruddock, A. (2015). Effects of creatine and sodium bicarbonate co-ingestion on multiple indices of mechanical power output during repeated wingate tests in trained men. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 25 (3), 298-306. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0146

Ranchordas, M., Rogerson, D., Ruddock, A., Killer, S., & Winter, E. (2013). Nutrition for tennis : practical recommendations. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 12, 211-224. http://www.jssm.org/abstreview.php?id=jssm-12-211.xml

Ranchordas, M., Lundy, B., Burke, L.M., Stear, S.J., & Castell, L.M. (2013). A–Z of nutritional supplements : dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance. Part 41. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47 (3), 185-186. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-092048

Ranchordas, M.K., Burd, N.A., Godfrey, R.J., Senchina, D.S., Stear, S.J., Burke, L.M., & Castell, L.M. (2013). A-Z of nutritional supplements: Dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance: Part 43. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47 (6), 399-400. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2013-092251

Ranchordas, M., Burke, L.M., Stear, S.J., & Castell, L.M. (2012). A–Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance—Part 29. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 (2), 155-156. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090836

Nieman, D.C., Laupheimer, M.W., Ranchordas, M., Burke, L.M., Stear, S.J., & Castell, L.M. (2012). A–Z of nutritional supplements : dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance—Part 33. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 (8), 618-620. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-091198

Ranchordas, M. (2012). Nutrition for adventure racing. Sports Medicine, 42 (11), 915-927. http://doi.org/10.2165/11635130-000000000-00000

Lewis, N., Keil, M., Ranchordas, M., Burke, L.M., Stear, S.J., & Castell, L.M. (2012). A-Z of nutritional supplements : dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance. Part 35. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 (10), 767-768. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-091396

Ranchordas, M., Rogerson, D., & Soltani, H. (2012). Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (4). http://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009789

Ranchordas, M., Blomstrand, E., Calder, P.C., Burke, L.M., Stear, S.J., & Castell, L.M. (2011). A to Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance—Part 23. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (10), 830-831. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090294

Jones, A.M., Haramizu, S., Ranchordas, M., Burke, L., Stear, S., & Castell, L.M. (2011). A to Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance—Part 27. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (15), 1246-1248. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090669

Ranchordas, M., & Whitehead, T. (2011). Effect of acute L-arginine supplementation on 20 km time trial performance in competitive male cyclists. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (15), A11. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090606.35

Ranchordas, M., & Pattison, P. (2011). Effects of carbohydrate and caffeine co-ingestion on a reliable simulated soccer-specific protocol. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (15), A5-A6. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090606.17

Goodman, C., Peeling, P., Ranchordas, M., Burke, L.M., Stear, S.J., & Castell, L. (2011). A to Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance -- Part 21. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (8), 677-679. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090102

Curtis, C., Arjomandkhah, N., Cooke, C., Ranchordas, M., & Russell, M. (n.d.). Season-long changes in the body composition profiles of competitive female Rugby Union players assessed via Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Conference papers

Lynn, A., Ong, S.P., McKitton, L., Oliver, L., Ranchordas, M., & Nichols, A. (2020). The Ergogenic Effect of Caffeine on Cycling Time Trial Performance is not Influenced by a Common Polymorphism in the ADORA2a Gene in Male Cyclists: A Pilot Study [abstract only]. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 30 (S1), S1-12. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2020-0065

Lynn, A., Lamb, K., Johnson, E.J., & Ranchordas, M. (2019). Comparison of the Effects of Tart Cherry Juice and Pomegranate Juice on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and Recovery. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 9-10.

Lynn, A., Rodgers, C., & Ranchordas, M. (2016). The effect of caffeine gum on the performance of recreational runners taking part in parkruns. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 75 (OCE3), E100. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665116001154

Lynn, A., Garner, S., Nelson, N., Simper, T., Hall, A., & Ranchordas, M. (2015). Effect of bilberry juice on muscle damage and inflammation in runners completing a half marathon. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 74 (OCE5), E287. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665115003341

Lanceley, R., Ranchordas, M., & Ruddock, A. (2013). Effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on 5km running time trial performance in trained female runners. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47 (17), e4. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2013-093073.8

Book chapters

Ranchordas, M.K., Hudson, S., & Thompson, S. (2016). Nutrition for Extreme Sports. In Feletti, F. (Ed.) Extreme Sports Medicine. (pp. 15-28). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28265-7_2

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervising 3 PhD students:

1 - Effects of polyphenol supplements on recovery
2 - Nutritional considerations for climbing/bouldering
3 - Effects of a vegan diet an health and weight loss

Media

Dr Mayur Ranchordas is an Exercise Physiologist and Sport Nutritionist who has worked with a number of high profile elite and professional athletes. His research is mainly in the area of sport and exercise nutrition. He has well over 100 media items that have reached a global audience of over 25 million people.

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