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Dr Anna Robins

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Exercise, Nutrition and Health


Dr Anna Robins is a Senior Lecturer at University of Salford and has been teaching at the University since 2001, and has been Programme Leader of Exercise, Nutrition and Health since 2003. Anna has a PhD in Ingestive Behaviour and her research interests relate to dietary manipulations to improve health and enhance performance, where consideration is given to both physiological and psychological parameters.



Bioenergetics and Nutrients (L4)

Human Physiology (L4)

Applied Nutrition for Exercise and Health (L5)

Exercise Physiology (L5)

Eating Behaviour and Dietary Interventions (L6)

Research Interests

Dietary Manipulations for gains in Health and Performance 

Exercise and nutritional interactions (acute and chronic)

Qualifications and Memberships

University of Salford

1997-2000 BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health Sciences (1st class)

University College Chester

2000-2002 MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science (Distinction)

University of Liverpool

2008 PhD Ingestive Behaviour

Higher Education Academy Fellow

National Association for Teachers of Further and Higher Education


Hall, B, Zebrowska, A, Kaminski, T, Stanula, A, and Robins, A. (2017). Effects of hypoxia during continuous and intermittent exercise on glycaemic control and selected markers of vascular function in Type 1 Diabetes. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes, EPub ahead of publication.

Pearson, S.J, Johnson, T. & Robins, A. (2014) Fish oil supplementation and markers of cellular metabolism during incremental exercise. International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrient Research, 84, 1-2, 18-26.

Szedlak, C. & Robins, A. (2012). Protein requirements for a strength athlete. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34, 5, 85-91.

Robins, A., Hetherington, M.M. & Goodall, J. (2008). 24hr dietary manipulaton of glycaemic response and effects on psychological and physiological parameters during submaximal exercise. Appetite, 51, 755 (abstract from Proceedings of The British Feeding and Drinking Conference, March 2008).

Robins, A., Hetherington, M.M., Lynch, H. & Boulkroune, N. (2008). The effects of glycaemic index on physiological, psychological and performance based measures during rest and submaximal exercise. Appetite, 50, 564. (abstract from Proceedings of British Feeding and Drinking Conference, April 2007).

Robins. A. (2007). Nutritional Recommendations for Competing in the Ironman Triathlon. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 6, 4, 241-248.