The Team

Professor Michael Trenell


Director, MoveLab & NIHR Senior Research Fellow


I am the founder and leader of MoveLab in Newcastle. After training in applied physiology and exercise in Leeds I moved to Australia, where I completed a PhD in Biochemistry and Neurogenetics.

After post-doctoral training in respiratory medicine, metabolism and hepatology in Australia I moved to Newcastle where I was awarded a Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship. I am passionate about the use of physical activity and exercise as an evidence based therapy for chronic disease and well being. The focus of MoveLab is to turn this passion into practice.

I am also pleased to be an NIHR Senior Research Fellow.


Phone: 0191 222 6935

Email: michael [DOT] trenell [AT] ncl [DOT] ac [DOT] uk