Stuart Phillips




Stuart Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) and the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, and Lab Lead for the Exercise Metabolism Research Group. Stuart’s research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle. He is keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition. Stuart believes that a little bit of exercise is better than no exercise, and aims to encourage more physical activity in older adults. He has more than 31,000 career citations, and over 400 original scientific research and review papers.


  • Professor; Director, PACE
  • Professor, Kinesiology, Faculty of Science, McMaster University
  • Member, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), McMaster University
  • Member, Centre for Metabolism, Obesity, and Diabetes Research (MODR), Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Director, McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), Faculty of Science
  • Canada Research Chair in Human Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging, McMaster University


  • BSc, McMaster University
  • MSc, McMaster University
  • PhD, University of Waterloo

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