International Journal of Nutrition

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International Journal of Nutrition-Metabolism-Derek Ball

United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt university.

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Derek Ball


School of Life Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh, UK,
EH14 4AS.

Research Interests:

Metabolism, fat biology, diabetes., metabolic syndrome.


  • I am an Associate Professor in Applied and Integrative Physiology and I teach courses in Applied Systems Physiology, Metabolism and Exercise, Human Cardiovascular function.
  • My reserach interests are related to adipose tissue function and metabolism, nutrional approaches to modulating muscle function and the application of novel technologies to montior cardiovascular function.
  • I have good publication history with 50 papers in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and over 50 communcations as conference proceedings.