Sarah completed both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Her research focused on how the body responds to exercise and feeding. She has also studied what determines the behaviour choices individuals make. Sarah has developed and facilitated programs on topics such as exercise, sports nutrition and behaviour change for a variety of groups. She has worked with a range of populations including people with spinal cord injuries, the elderly, young, healthy individuals as well as National team athletes.
- Wilkinson, S.B., Phillips, S.M., Atherton, P.J., Patel, R., Yarasheski, K.E., Tarnopolsky, M.A., & Rennie, M.J. (2008). Differential effects of resistance and endurance exercise on signaling molecule phosphorylation and protein synthesis in human muscle. Journal of Physiology, 586, 3701-3717.
- Wilkinson, S. B., Tarnopolsky, M.A., Macdonald, M.J., Macdonald, J.R., Armstrong, D., & Phillips, S.M. (2007). Consumption of fluid skim milk promotes greater muscle protein accretion after resistance exercise than does consumption of an isonitrogenous and isoenergetic soy-protein beverage. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 85, 1031-1040.
- Wilkinson, S. B., Tarnopolsky, M.A., Grant, E.J., Correia, C.E., & Phillips, S.M. (2006). Hypertrophy with unilateral resistance exercise occurs without increases in endogenous anabolic hormone concentration. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 98, 546-555.
- Wilkinson, S. B., Kim, P.L., Armstrong, D., & Phillips, S.M. (2006). Addition of glutamine to essential amino acids and carbohydrate does not enhance anabolism in young human males following exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 31, 518-529.
- Moore, D. R., Robinson, M. J., Fry, J. L., Tang, J. E., Glover, E. I., Wilkinson, S. B., Prior, T., Tarnopolksy, M. A., & Phillips, S. M. (2009). Ingested protein dose-response of muscle and albumin protein synthesis after resistance exercise in young men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89: 161-168.
- Tang, J. E., Perco, J. G., Moore, D. R., Wilkinson, S. B., & Phillips, S. M. (2008). Resistance training alters the response of fed-state mixed muscle protein synthesis in young men. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparitive Physiology, 294, R172-178.
- Hartman, J. W., Tang, J. E., Wilkinson, S. B., Tarnopolsky, M. A., Lawrence, R. L., Fullerton, A. V., & Phillips, S. M. (2007). Consumption of fat-free fluid milk after resistance exercise promotes greater lean mass accretion than does consumption of soy or carbohydrate in young, novice, male weightlifters. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86, 373-381.
- Phillips, S. M., Hartman, J. W., & Wilkinson, S. B. (2005). Dietary protein to support anabolism with resistance exercise in young men. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 24, 134S-139S.
- Phillips, S. M., Stewart, B. G., Mahoney, D. J., Hicks, A. L., McCartney, N., Tang, J. E., Wilkinson, S. B., Armstrong, D., & Tarnopolsky, M. A. (2004). Body-weight-support treadmill training improves blood glucose regulation in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury. Journal of Applied Physiology, 97, 716-724.