Welcome to the home page of Dr Michael Leveritt, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Queensland. I am most interested in how nutrition can positively enhance athlete participation, well-being and performance in a variety of sport and exercise contexts.
My academic career has come full circle since starting out as an undergraduate student at The University of Queensland in the early 1990s. I went on to complete my PhD at UQ which investigated skeletal muscle adaptations to different forms of exercise training performed concurrently. After my PhD I held academic positions in New Zealand and the UK before returning to Australia to complete a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I then had a few years working at the Australian Institute of Sport and Queensland Academy of Sport where I was able to develop skills in the application and practice of sports science and nutrition to support coaches and elite athletes to achieve optimal performance outcomes. I then held an academic appointment at Griffith University before returning to The University of Queensland in 2012. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of teaching, research and applied work in sports nutrition and very much appreciate the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills developed during my career to have a positive impact on students and staff at UQ as well as the broader community. I ceased full-time work at UQ in 2021, but still hold an honorary appointment as I devote most of my energy to supporting and raising a young family.
I have over 100 publications in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals (full list). These publications have received over 7000 citations (Google Scholar).