Dr Alaaddine El-Chab


Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Sports Nutrition

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Alaaddine El-Chab


Dr El-Chab is a Senior Lecturer and researcher.

Alaaddine graduated from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in 2008 with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. He then went on to complete an MSc in Clinical Nutrition from the same university in 2011 and another MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University in 2012. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in June 2016 from Oxford Brookes University. The title of the thesis is: “The effect of dietary standardisation on exercise performance and physiological responses in male athletes”.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Professional Practice for Nutritionists 1
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health
  • Applied Practice in sport and exercise nutrition


Currently supervising two PhD students and four MSc students.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Flick Lucas Genetic Predisposition and Clinical Risk Factors on Bone and Musculoskeletal injuries in Competitive Contact Sports: With a focus on the Female Athlete. Active


My research interests focus on three areas: dietary assessment, Ramadan fasting, and fruit and vegetables intake.

Research projects

Creating an app that generates the best combination of fruits and vegetables for the clinical population.

The effect of sodium-induced hyperhydration on hydration level and dehydration symptoms during fasting.

The Accuracy of the MyFitnessPal App in Assessing Calorie and Macronutrient Intake.

Centres and institutes


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Association for Nutrition (AfN) - AfN Registered Nutritionist
  • Higher Education Academy - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • European College of Sport Science congress, Essen, Germany, 2017 (Oral presentation) 
  • European College of Sport Science congress, Vienna, Austria, 2016 (Oral presentation) 
  • International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference, Newcastle, UK, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • European College of Sport Science congress, Malmö, Sweden, 2015 (Oral presentation)
  • European College of Sport Science congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014 (Oral presentation)
  • European Congress on Obesity, Liverpool, UK, 2013. (Poster)
  • International Congress on Obesity (ICO), Stockholm, Sweden, 2010.
  • International Congress on Abdominal Obesity, Hong Kong, China, 2010.
  • International Nutrition and Dietetic Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.