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Research groups

Research groups

Research groups

Brianna Stubbs

Postgraduate Student

I graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford, with a BA in Preclinical Sciences in 2012. 

Before starting my DPhil in The Department of Physiology I spent one year working as a Research Assistant helping to investigate the effect of exogenous ketones on human performance.

I was awarded an Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Commission of 1851 to fund my DPhil. My project investigated the physiological and metabolic effects of exogenous ketones in humans at rest, studying supplements including ketone esters and ketone salts. These ketone compounds may be applied in a sporting and a healthcare setting in the future.

In 2016 I was awarded a Gold Doctoral Transition Fellowship from EIT health to continue to investigate the application of ketone compounds in humans. 

Alongside this I am a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. In 2016 I became the World Champion in the lightweight women's quadruple sculls. I was a silver medallist in the same boat class in 2016, 6th placed in 2014 and the U23 World Champion in the lightweight women's double scull in 2013. My DPhil allows me to combine my scientific interest in sports  physiology and metabolism with competing at an international level.