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Dr. Trent Stellingwerff, PhD
Director of Innovation and Research, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia, 2011-present


BSc- Cornell University, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, Ithaca, New York, USA- 2000
PhD- University of Guelph, Guelph, Human Biology & Nutritional Sciences, Ontario, Canada- 2005
Post-Doctorate Fellowship- Maastricht University, Movement Sciences, Maastricht, Netherlands- 2006

Academic CV
Athletic/Coaching CV

Trent takes a research and academic-based background, coupled with practical coaching and individual competitive experiences, to form the cornerstones of his personalized approach to the area of exercise physiology and nutritional recommendations for peak performance.

Trent started this development while studying human nutrition and exercise physiology and earning an
Honors BSc at Cornell University, Ithaca NY.

He then graduated from the University of Guelph in
Canada and holds a PhD Degree in the area of Exercise and Skeletal Muscle Physiology.

After a post-doctorate research fellowship at Maastricht University, Netherlands, focusing on human muscle recovery with nutritional interventions, Trent took a job as the senior lead scientist in Performance Nutrition at the Nestle Research Center in Lausanne Switzerland for five years.

In 2011 Trent returned to Canada to join one of Canada's national training centres as an exercise physiologist at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI-P) in Victoria, British Columbia. Trent is now the Director of Innovation and Research at CSI-P where he combines a position working with various Olympic sports including rowing, athletics, and triathlon, as well as continuing his research studies in exercise physiology and sports nutrition metabolism.

Trent has a great record of scientific publications in major scientific and medical
journals in the areas of skeletal muscle metabolism during exercise and during recovery, primarily examining the roles that macronutrients play in these processes. In 2007, Trent was the lead author and presenter of 'Nutrition for middle-distance athletes' for the 3-day IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Nutrition Consensus Congress in Monaco.

He is also a Level III International Certified Coach (NCCP) and currently assists in coaching his wife Hilary who is an Olympian in the women's 1500m. He also consults several other Olympics level athletes from around the world, including attending the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics as a nutrition and physiology consultant for the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Team.