Performance Nutrition with Dr Richard Allison


Richard has been Head of Performance Nutrition at Arsenal FC since 2017. Between 2011 to 2017, he was the Senior Sports Dietitian at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar, where he was responsible for implementing performance nutrition strategies across a variety of populations ranging from world-class footballer players to youth academy athletes. Richard has worked with athletes from a range of sporting disciplines, including football, rugby, NBA, athletics, swimming, cycling and combat sports. 

He is a consultant in Performance Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. He is a registered Dietitian with the British Dietetic Association and member of the Sport and Exercise Nutritionist Register (SENr). He completed a master’s degree from Loughborough University in sports nutrition and a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) from Liverpool John Moore’s specialising in vitamin D and athlete health. 

Combined with a knowledge of training and its application, Richard develops nutritional strategies to support training, competition (performance), refuelling and recovery from injury. As well as any nutritional medical conditions the client may have e.g. diabetes or coeliac disease. He is up to date with the latest WADA codes of practice and provides impartial advice about any sports supplementation. 


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