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Dr Carl Hulston

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Dr Carl Hulton

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham

Research Interests

Carl’s broad research interest is the role of diet and exercise in human health and performance, with a specific interest in skeletal muscle metabolism. He is currently investigating the metabolic consequences of overeating and inactivity, the role of protein intake in endurance exercise recovery, performance, and training adaptation, and the metabolic responses to different dairy proteins.

Supervision Style

In three words or phrases: Supportive, collaborative, student-centred

Provision of Training

I will take responsibility for your technical training at first, leading to more independence later. There will also be opportunity to learn from other PhD students and staff within our group.

Progression Monitoring and Management

We will set objectives for your progression during our regular 1:1 meetings. If these progression criteria are not met, we will discuss a plan of action together.


The team has a WhatsApp group chat with which we regularly communicate during the week (and occasionally at weekends). Whilst I expect you to keep up with team communications, I will encourage you to manage your work/life balance.

PhD Students can expect scheduled meetings with me:

In a group meeting

At least once per fortnight

In year 1 of PhD study

At least once per week

In year 2 of PhD study

At least once per week

In year 3 of PhD study

At least once per fortnight

These one on one meetings will be a mixture of face to face and video call, and I am usually contactable for an instant response 3 to 4 days a week.

Working Pattern

Certain tasks in my lab need to occur at set times, and students need to be able to commit to a rota/timetable shared with other members of the team.

Notice Period for Feedback

I need at least 2 weeks' notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.