Peter Lemon, PhD


  • PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
  • MHK (Windsor)
  • BA, BPE (McMaster)

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Exercise Nutrition Research Laboratory

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Integrated Biosciences

Research Interests

  • Macronutrient (CHO, FAT, PRO) ingestion timing and exercise performance
  • Food supplements and health and/or exercise performance
  • Training and exercise performance
  • Exercise and body composition changes

Additional Information

Recent Publications

A comprehensive list of publications is available through Google Scholar.

  • Quinones MD, Lemon PWR (2019). Hydrothermally modified corn starch ingestion attenuates soccer skill performance decrements in the second half of a simulated soccer match. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 29(5):498-504. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0217
  • Bandegan A, Courtney-Martin G, Rafii M, Paul B, Pencharz PB, Lemon PWR (2019).Indicator amino acid oxidation protein requirement estimate in endurance-trained men 24h post-exercise exceeds both the RDA and current athlete guidelines. Am J Physiol (Endocrinol Metab). 316(5):E741-E748. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00174.2018. 
  • Bandegan A, Courtney-Martin G, Rafii M, Pencharz PB, Lemon PWR (2017). Indicator amino acid-derived estimate of dietary protein requirement for male bodybuilders on a nontraining day is several-fold greater than the current recommended dietary allowance. J Nutr. 147:850-857.
  • Olver TD, Reid SM, Smith AR, Lemon PWR, Laughlin MH, Shoemaker JK (2016). Effects of acute and chronic interval sprint exercise performed on a manually propelled treadmill on upper limb vascular mechanics in healthy young men. Physiological Reports 4(13):
  • Upshaw AU, Wong TS, Bandegan A, Lemon PWR (2016). Cycling time trial performance 4 hours following glycogen-lowering exercise is enhanced similarly with recovery non-dairy chocolate beverages vs chocolate milk. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 26: 65-70.
  • Beaulieu K, Olver TD, Abbott KC, Lemon PWR (2015). Energy intake over two days is unaffected by acute sprint interval exercise despite increased appetite and energy expenditure. Appl Physiol Nutr Metabol 40:79-86.
  • Stevens AW, Olver TD, Lemon PWR (2015). Incorporating sprint training with endurance training improves anaerobic capacity and 2,000 meter erg performance in trained oarsmen. J Str Cond Res 29:22-28.
  • Bandegan A, Castell L, Lemon PWR (2015). Amino Acids in Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health: An A-Z Guide (L Castell, SJ Stear, LM Burke, eds), Routledge, pp 47.

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness
  • Exercise Physiology


  • Brescia University College, 2017-18
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award, 2017-18
  • London West Community Recognition Award, 2017
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University Certificate of Outstanding Teaching Award, 2016-17
  • Sports & Recreation Services, 15 Year Coaching Award, 2016
  • Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (Athlete), Hamilton, ON Sports Council, 2013
  • Volunteer of the Year, London Sports Council, 2012
  • Weider Research Chair in Exercise Nutrition

Professional Activities