Rob Edinburgh

OrganisationRob Edinburgh

University of Bath


Rob is currently a PhD Student in the Department for Health at the University of Bath. His research primarily aims to understand how simply changing the timing of our meals in relation to when we exercise (i.e. whether we exercise before or after eating breakfast) can alter the health benefits gained from partaking in exercise training. His research may help to explain why some people don’t always receive the expected health benefits from doing exercise and could also inform future exercise recommendations to improve health.

Rob graduated from the University of Bath in 2015 with a first class honours in Sport and Exercise Science (BSc), winning the David Wilkinson prize for the best physiology student. He then stayed in Bath to start his PhD in the Department for Health. Rob is particularly interested in how we can use exercise and nutrition to counteract the increasing worldwide prevalence of diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Aside from his PhD, Rob frequently teaches on the Sport and Exercise Science course at the University of Bath and has written several articles for physiology magazines to help disseminate his research to the general public.