Alannah Kelli Anique McKay


Contact categoryResearcher
Job titlePostdoctoral Research Fellow
Research instituteCentre for Exercise and Nutrition
Faculty of Health Sciences

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Menstrual cycle hormones and oral contraceptives : a multimethod systems physiology-based review of their impact on key aspects of female physiology
D'Souza, Alysha C., Wageh, Mai, Williams, Jennifer S., Colenso-Semple, Lauren M., McCarthy, Devin G., McKay, Alannah Kelli Anique, Elliott-Sale, Kirsty J, Burke, Louise Mary, Parise, Gianni, Macdonald, Maureen, Tarnopolsky, Mark and Phillips, Stuart. (2023). Menstrual cycle hormones and oral contraceptives : a multimethod systems physiology-based review of their impact on key aspects of female physiology. Journal of Applied Physiology. 135(6), pp. 1284-1299. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00346.2023

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Iron regulation and absorption in athletes : contemporary thinking and recommendations
Peeling, Peter and McKay, Alannah Kelli Anique. (2023). Iron regulation and absorption in athletes : contemporary thinking and recommendations. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 26(6), pp. 551-556. https://doi.org/10.1097/MCO.0000000000000966

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Use of Buffers in Specific Contexts : Highly Trained Female Athletes, Extreme Environments and Combined Buffering Agents - A Narrative Review
Carr, A, McKay, Alannah Kelli Anique, Burke, Louise Mary, Smith, Ella, Urwin, Charles S., Convit, Lilia, Jardine, William T., Kelly, Monica K. and Saunders, Bryan. (2023). Use of Buffers in Specific Contexts : Highly Trained Female Athletes, Extreme Environments and Combined Buffering Agents - A Narrative Review. Sports Medicine. 53, pp. 25-48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01872-7

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The Impact of a Short-Term Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Biomarkers of Intestinal Epithelial Integrity and Gastrointestinal Symptoms
McKay, Alannah Kelli Anique, Wallett, Alice M., McKune, Andrew, Periard, Julien, Saunders, Philo, Whitfield, Jamie, Tee, Nicolin, Heikura, Ida, Ross, Megan Louise Rhys, Sharma, Avish P., Costa, Ricardo J.S. and Burke, Louise Mary. (2023). The Impact of a Short-Term Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Biomarkers of Intestinal Epithelial Integrity and Gastrointestinal Symptoms. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 33(6), pp. 305-315. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2023-0009

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Short severe energy restriction with refueling reduces body mass without altering training-associated performance improvement
Burke, Louise M., Whitfield, Jamie, Ross, Megan L., Tee, Nicolin, Sharma, Avish P., King, Andy K., Heikura, Ida A., Morabito, Aimee and McKay, Alannah K. A.. (2023). Short severe energy restriction with refueling reduces body mass without altering training-associated performance improvement. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 55(8), pp. 1487-1498. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000003169

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Fuelling the female athlete : Auditing her representation in studies of acute carbohydrate intake for exercise
Kuikman, Megan A., Smith, Ella S., McKay, Alannah K. A., Ackerman, Kathryn E., Harris, Rachel, Elliott-Sale, Kirsty J., Stellingwerff, Trent and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Fuelling the female athlete : Auditing her representation in studies of acute carbohydrate intake for exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 55(3), pp. 569-580. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000003056

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The impact of acute calcium intake on bone turnover markers during a training day in elite male rowers
Lundy, Bronwen, McKay, Alannah K. A., Fensham, Nikita, Tee, Nicolin, Anderson, Bryce, Morabito, Aimee, Ross, Megan L. R., Sim, Marc, Ackerman, Kathryn E. and Burke, Louise M.. (2023). The impact of acute calcium intake on bone turnover markers during a training day in elite male rowers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 55(1), pp. 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000003022

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Defining training and performance caliber : A participant classification framework
McKay, Alannah K. A., Stellingwerff, Trent, Smith, Ella S., Martin, David T., Mujika, Iñigo, Goosey-Tolfrey, Vicky L., Sheppard, Jeremy and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Defining training and performance caliber : A participant classification framework. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 17(2), pp. 317-331. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2021-0451

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Short-Term Carbohydrate Restriction Impairs Bone Formation at Rest and During Prolonged Exercise to a Greater Degree than Low Energy Availability
Fensham, Nikita, Heikura, Ida, McKay, Alannah Kelli Anique, Tee, Nicolin, Ackerman, Kathryn and Burke, Louise Mary. (2022). Short-Term Carbohydrate Restriction Impairs Bone Formation at Rest and During Prolonged Exercise to a Greater Degree than Low Energy Availability. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 37(10), pp. 1915-1925. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.4658

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Managing female athlete health : Auditing the representation of female versus male participants among research in supplements to manage diagnosed micronutrient issues
Smith, Ella S., McKay, Alannah K. A., Kuikman, Megan, Ackerman, Kathryn E., Harris, Rachel, Elliot-Sale, Kirsty J., Stellingwerff, Trent and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Managing female athlete health : Auditing the representation of female versus male participants among research in supplements to manage diagnosed micronutrient issues. Nutrients. 14(16), p. Article 3372. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14163372

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A repeated shuttle sprint test with female and male international field hockey player is reliable and associated with single sprint but not intermittent endurance performance
Goods, Paul S. R., McKay, Alannah K., Appleby, Brendyn, Veli, David, Peeling, Peter and Jennings, Denise. (2022). A repeated shuttle sprint test with female and male international field hockey player is reliable and associated with single sprint but not intermittent endurance performance. PLoS ONE. 17(7), p. Article e0271244. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0271244

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Short-term very high carbohydrate diet and gut-training have minor effects on gastrointestinal status and performance in highly trained endurance athletes
King, Andrew J., Etxebarria, Naroa, Ross, Megan L., Garvican-Lewis, Laura, Heikura, Ida A., McKay, Alannah K. A., Tee, Nicolin, Forbes, Sara F., Beard, Nicole A., Saunders, Philo U., Sharma, Avish P., Gaskell, Stephanie K., Costa, Ricardo J. S. and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Short-term very high carbohydrate diet and gut-training have minor effects on gastrointestinal status and performance in highly trained endurance athletes. Nutrients. 14(9), p. Article 1929. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091929

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Dietary iron and the elite dancer
Attwell, Caitlin, Dugan, Cory, McKay, Alannah K. A., Nicholas, Joanna, Hopper, Luke and Peeling, Peter. (2022). Dietary iron and the elite dancer. Nutrients. 14(9), p. Article 1936. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091936

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Methodological considerations for investigating iron status and regulation in exercise and sport science studies
McKay, Alannah K. A., Sim, Marc, Moretti, Diego, Hall, Rebecca, Stellingwerff, Trent, Burden, Richard J. and Peeling, Peter. (2022). Methodological considerations for investigating iron status and regulation in exercise and sport science studies. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 32(8), pp. 359-370. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0343

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Six days of low carbohydrate, not energy availability, alters the iron and immune response to exercise in elite athletes
McKay, Alannah K. A., Peeling, Peter, Pyne, David B., Tee, Nicolin, Whitfield, Jamie, Sharma, Avish P., Heikura, Ida A. and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Six days of low carbohydrate, not energy availability, alters the iron and immune response to exercise in elite athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 54(3), pp. 377-387. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002819

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Auditing the representation of female versus male athletes in sports science and sports medicine research : Evidence-based performance supplements
Smith, Ella S., McKay, Alannah K. A., Kuikman, Megan, Ackerman, Kathryn E., Harris, Rachel, Elliott-Sale, Kirsty J., Stellingwerff, Trent and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Auditing the representation of female versus male athletes in sports science and sports medicine research : Evidence-based performance supplements. Nutrients. 14(5), p. Article 953. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050953

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Methodology review : A protocol to audit the representation of female athletes in sports science and sports medicine research
Smith, Ella S., McKay, Alannah K. A., Ackerman, Kathryn E., Harris, Rachel, Elliott-Sale, Kirsty J., Stellingwerff, Trent and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Methodology review : A protocol to audit the representation of female athletes in sports science and sports medicine research. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 32(2), pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0257

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Sequential submaximal training in elite male rowers does not result in amplified increases in interleukin-6 or hepcidin
Fensham, Nikita C., McKay, Alannah K. A., Tee, Nicolin, Lundy, Bronwen, Anderson, Bryce, Morabito, Aimee, Ross, Megan L. R. and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Sequential submaximal training in elite male rowers does not result in amplified increases in interleukin-6 or hepcidin. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 32(3), pp. 177-185. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0263

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Neither beetroot juice supplementation nor increased carbohydrate oxidation enhance economy of prolonged exercise in elite race walkers
Burke, Louise M., Hall, Rebecca, Heikura, Ida A., Ross, Megan L., Tee, Nicolin, Kent, Georgina L., Whitfield, Jamie, Forbes, Sara F., Sharma, Avish P., Jones, Andrew M., Peeling, Peter, Blackwell, Jamie R., Mujika, Iñigo, Mackay, Karen, Kozior, Marta, Vallance, Brent and McKay, Alannah K. A.. (2021). Neither beetroot juice supplementation nor increased carbohydrate oxidation enhance economy of prolonged exercise in elite race walkers. Nutrients. 13(8), p. Article 2767. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082767

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Exercise and heat stress : Inflammation and the iron regulatory response
McKay, Alannah K. A., McCormick, Rachel, Tee, Nicolin and Peeling, Peter. (2021). Exercise and heat stress : Inflammation and the iron regulatory response. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 31(6), pp. 460-465. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0080

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The validity of ultrasound technology in providing an indirect estimate of muscle glycogen concentrations is equivocal
Bone, Julia L., Ross, Megan L., Tomcik, Kristyen A., Jeacocke, Nikki A., McKay, Alannah K. A. and Burke, Louise M.. (2021). The validity of ultrasound technology in providing an indirect estimate of muscle glycogen concentrations is equivocal. Nutrients. 13(7), p. Article 2371. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072371

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Examining the decay in serum ferritin following intravenous iron infusion : A retrospective cohort analysis of Olympic sport female athletes
McKay, Alannah K. A., Goods, Paul S. R., Binnie, Martyn J., Goodman, Carmel and Peeling, Peter. (2020). Examining the decay in serum ferritin following intravenous iron infusion : A retrospective cohort analysis of Olympic sport female athletes. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 45(10), pp. 1174-1177. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2020-0132

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Topical sodium bicarbonate : No improvement in blood buffering capacity or exercise performance
McKay, Alannah K. A., Peeling, Peter, Binnie, Martyn J., Goods, Paul S. R., Sim, Marc, Cross, Rebecca and Siegler, Jason. (2020). Topical sodium bicarbonate : No improvement in blood buffering capacity or exercise performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 15(7), pp. 1005-1011. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0345

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Validity and reliability evidence of a point of care assessment of salivary cortisol and a-amylase: a pre-registered study
Kagan J. Ducker, Robin L.J. Lines, Michael T. Chapman, Peter Peeling, Alannah K.A. McKay and Daniel F. Gucciardi. (2020). Validity and reliability evidence of a point of care assessment of salivary cortisol and a-amylase: a pre-registered study. PeerJ. 8(e8366). https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8366

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Crisis of confidence averted : Impairment of exercise economy and performance in elite race walkers by ketogenic low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) diet is reproducible
Burke, Louise M., Sharma, Avish P., Heikura, Ida A., Forbes, Sara F., Holloway, Melissa, McKay, Alannah K. A., Bone, Julia L., Leckey, Jill J., Welvaert, Marijke and Ross, Megan L.. (2020). Crisis of confidence averted : Impairment of exercise economy and performance in elite race walkers by ketogenic low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) diet is reproducible. PLoS ONE. 15(6), pp. 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234027

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Sustained Exposure to High Carbohydrate Availability Does Not Influence Iron-Regulatory Responses in Elite Endurance Athletes
McKay, A., Peeling, P., Pyne, D.B., Tee, N., Welveart, M., Heikura, I., Sharma, A.P., Whitfield, J., Ross, M., van Swelm, R.P.L., Laarakkers, C.M. and Burke, L.. (2021). Sustained Exposure to High Carbohydrate Availability Does Not Influence Iron-Regulatory Responses in Elite Endurance Athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 31(2), pp. 101-108. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2020-0224

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Acute ketogenic diet and ketone ester supplementation impairs race walk performance
Whitfield, Jamie, Burke, Louise M., McKay, Alannah K. A., Heikura, Ida A., Hall, Rebecca, Fensham, Nikita and Sharma, Avish P.. (2021). Acute ketogenic diet and ketone ester supplementation impairs race walk performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 53(4), pp. 776-784. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002517

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Iron metabolism : Interactions with energy and carbohydrate availability
McKay, Alannah K. A., Pyne, David B., Burke, Louise M. and Peeling, Peter. (2020). Iron metabolism : Interactions with energy and carbohydrate availability. Nutrients. 12(12), p. 3692. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123692

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Adaptation to Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet is rapid but impairs endurance exercise metabolism and performance despite enhanced glycogen availability
Burke, Louise M., Whitfield, Jamie, Heikura, Ida A., Ross, Megan L. R., Tee, Nicolin, Forbes, Sara F., Hall, Rebecca, McKay, Alannah K. A., Wallett, Alice M. and Sharma, Avish P.. (2021). Adaptation to Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet is rapid but impairs endurance exercise metabolism and performance despite enhanced glycogen availability. Journal of Physiology. 599(3), pp. 771-790. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP280221

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Iron considerations for the athlete : A narrative review
Marc Sim, Garvican-Lewis, Laura A., Cox, Gregory R., Govus, Andrew D., McKay, Alannah K. A., Stellingwerff, T. and Peeling, Peter. (2019). Iron considerations for the athlete : A narrative review. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119(7), pp. 1463-1478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04157-y

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