Russell Best

Russell Best

Academic Staff Member


  • PhD (cand.) Teesside University: October 2014 – Present: Menthol mouth-swilling and endurance performance in the heat
  • MSc Sport and Exercise
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise (Applied Sport Science)
  • French for Work and Travel (Level 4

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • Tenure at Wintec: February 2017 – Present
  • 2016-2017 Durham University; Part-time Lecturer – Medicine and the Community
  • 2014-2017 Teesside Univeristy; Part-time Lecturer – Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • 2015-2017 SimplyRussBest Sports Nutrition Consultancy
  • 2014-2017 Nutrition Consultant for Full Potential Performance Ltd.
  • Travelled to China to visit and present at Beijing Sports University
  • Recipient of the British Milers Club Frank Horwill Scholarship
  • Represented club, university, district, county and region in Athletics and Cross Country at National and International competitions
  • Selected to represent British Universities at the Loughborough International Athletics Meet 2012
  • Spent two extended periods in Kenya for training camps


  • BASES Accredited Sports Scientist
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Certified Anthropometrist (ISAK Level 1)

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Menthol, Nutritional Strategies to support Endurance Sports, Environmental Physiology and Polo.