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Ozcan Esen

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Following a 15 years as International level athlete and coach in swimming and underwater sport, Ozcan moved to Higher Education by completing master and doctoral degrees in Sports Nutrition in UK. Oz lectured at University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University before arriving at Northumbria in 2022, where he is now Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. His research is focusing on the effect of nutritional interventions and dietary supplements on muscle function, human performance, recovery and health. Oz is also International Olympic Committee Certified and registered Sport Nutritionist (SENr) and work with a number of professional and elite sport teams and athletes.

Beside his academic and practitioner experience, he has been a national athlete (swimming and under water sports) for 15 years and competed finals in both European (4 times) and World (5 times) championships. In 2015, he won a silver medal in the Finswimming category at the 1st Mediterranean Beach Games (equivalent to the Commonwealth Games). Additionally, he has worked as a head coach of the Turkish Junior National Team at the Turkish Underwater Sports Federation in both 2014 European and the World Junior Championships in 2015.

Ozcan Esen

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  • Acute Beetroot Juice Supplementation Enhances Intermittent Running Performance but Does Not Reduce Oxygen Cost of Exercise among Recreational Adults, Esen, O., Domínguez, R., Karayigit, R. 11 Jul 2022, In: Nutrients
  • Differences in attitudes, behaviours and beliefs towards eating between female bodybuilding athletes and non-athletes, and the implications for eating disorders and disordered eating, Money-Taylor, E., Dobbin, N., Gregg, R., Matthews, J., Esen, O. Mar 2022, In: Sport Sciences for Health
  • Does Dominant Somatotype Differentiate Performance of Jumping and Sprinting Variables in Young Healthy Adults?, Cinarli, F., Buyukcelebi, H., Esen, O., Barasinska, M., Cepicka, L., Gabrys, T., Nalbant, U., Karayigit, R. 20 Sep 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Effect of nitrate supplementation on skeletal muscle motor unit activity during isometric blood flow restriction exercise, Esen, O., Faisal, A., Zambolin, F., Bailey, S., Callaghan, M. Jul 2022, In: European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Effects of a 12% carbohydrate beverage on tackling technique and running performance during rugby league activity: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial, Dobbin, N., Richardson, D., Myler, L., Esen, O. 19 Jan 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Eight Days of L-Citrulline or L-Arginine Supplementation Did Not Improve 200-m and 100-m Swimming Time Trials, Esen, O., Eser, M., Abdioglu, M., Benesova, D., Gabrys, T., Karayigit, R. 7 Apr 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • High-Dose Nitrate Supplementation Attenuates the Increased Blood Pressure Responses to Isometric Blood Flow Restriction Exercise in Healthy Males, Esen, O., Cepicka, L., Gabrys, T., Karayigit, R. 3 Sep 2022, In: Nutrients
  • High Dose of Acute Normobaric Hypoxia Does Not Adversely Affect Sprint Interval Training, Cognitive Performance and Heart Rate Variability in Males and Females, Karayigit, R., Ramirez-Campillo, R., Yasli, B., Gabrys, T., Benesova, D., Esen, O. 6 Oct 2022, In: Biology
  • Low and Moderate Doses of Caffeinated Coffee Improve Repeated Sprint Performance in Female Team Sport Athletes, Karayigit, R., Forbes, S., Osmanov, Z., Yilmaz, C., Yasli, B., Naderi, A., Buyukcelebi, H., Benesova, D., Gabrys, T., Esen, O. 13 Oct 2022, In: Biology
  • One-Week L-Arginine Supplementation Had No Effect on 200m Freestyle Swimming Time Trial in Moderately-Trained Male Swimmers, Esen, O., Karayigit, R. 12 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Dietary Supplements

  • Sports Science PhD September 30 2022
  • Teaching & Learning PGCert November 20 2020
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition Registrant SENr 2016


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