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NAB - Nutrition Advisory Board


English, French (spoken)


B.Sc. - McMaster University, M.Sc. - McMaster University, Ph.D. - The University of Waterloo, Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


BSc, MSc, PhD

Certifications or Credentials:

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS)


American Physiological Society, American Society for Nutrition, American College of Sports Medicine, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Canadian Nutrition Society, Physiological Society (UK)

Special Focus:

Nutrition, Skeletal Muscle, Performance, Aging, Sarcopenia


Stuart Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips has authored more than 230 original research papers and 95 reviews. His H-index is 122 with more than 50,000 lifetime citations ( He is a 3-time recipient of McMaster Student Union’s Outstanding Teaching Award. He was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s Mentorship award in 2017. In 2018-21 he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and physiology research. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on the mechanisms of human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition, particularly in older persons. His work and enthusiasm for science are supported by an outstanding group of talented and industrious undergraduate students, graduate students and research fellows.