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Following a 15 years as International level athlete and coach in swimming and underwater sport, Ozcan moved to Higher Education by completing master and doctoral degrees in Sports Nutrition in UK. Oz lectured at University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University before arriving at Northumbria in 2022, where he is now Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. His research is focusing on the effect of nutritional interventions and dietary supplements on muscle function, human performance, recovery and health. Oz is also International Olympic Committee Certified and Registered Sport Nutritionist (SENr) and work with a number of professional sport teams, and Olympic, World and European Champions and Medalists in various sports (i.e., Boxing, Gymnastics, Archery, Swimming, Modern Penthatlon). Oz is Head of Nutrition in Turkish Olympic Committee & TeamTurkiye for Paris Olympics 2024. 

Beside his academic and practitioner experience, he has been a national athlete (swimming and under water sports) for 15 years and competed finals in both European (4 times) and World (5 times) championships. In 2015, he won a silver medal in the Finswimming category at the 1st Mediterranean Beach Games (equivalent to the Commonwealth Games). Additionally, he has worked as a head coach of the Turkish Junior National Team at the Turkish Underwater Sports Federation in both 2014 European and the World Junior Championships in 2015.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 30 Sept 2022

Teaching & Learning, PGCert

20 Nov 202031 Dec 2099

Award Date: 20 Nov 2020


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