The Gatorade Sports Science Institute pays respect to Professor Kevin Tipton, who sadly passed away on January 9, 2022. Kevin Tipton was a Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
Professor Kevin Tipton, “Kev”, was a great scientist. His contribution to the field of sports nutrition and protein metabolism will live on long after his passing. Not only through his contribution to science but through the huge positive influence he had on the many students he taught and the many professionals he mentored.
His research focused on nutrition and exercise metabolism with emphasis on protein nutrition and metabolism in athletes, healthy volunteers and clinical populations. Kevin authored over 100 papers, book chapters and review articles. He served as an Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and served on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. He also served on the National Academy of Science’s, Institute of Medicine, Committee for Military Nutrition Research. Kevin also contributed to sports nutrition consensus statements for the IOC, FIFA, FINA and IAAF and also served on the UK Sport Nutritional Supplements Advisory Board. Most recently, Kevin was a Professor at Durham University in the U.K, whilst also consulting with the Institute of Performance Nutrition. Beyond academia, Kevin coached and served as fitness and nutrition advisor for amateur soccer clubs. However, it would be amiss not to mention his passion for all things Rugby. A sport which he played, supported and loved.
Kevin delivered invited presentations at numerous international conferences on topics related to exercise, nutrition and health. For those who had the pleasure of meeting him, you would know he always had time for people, for debate, for advice, for e-mails as well as social media communications. Kevin was a friend of GSSI. He contributed to many GSSI education and conference events. His review in Sports Medicine, “Nutritional Support for Exercise-Induced Injuries” which he wrote as a GSSI XP member, has had over 25,000 reads, and remains the “go-to” review on the topic.
The picture is one of Kevin walking in the hills of his adopted Scotland, with his beloved dog, Reiver. Thank you Kev. Rest in peace. You will be missed.
SSE #169: Nutritional Support for Injuries Requiring Reduced Activity
SSE #170: Branched-Chain Amino Acid supplementation to Support Muscle Anabolism Following Exercise
SSE #172: Factors that Influence the Amount of Protein Necessary to Maximize the Anabolic Response to Muscle Following Resistance Exercise
Sports Medicine (2015) 45 (Suppl 1): S93-S1-4 Nutritional Support for Exercise-Induced Injuries