Simon Gilmour, Senior Research Scientist at Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC)


Simon Gilmour is a Registered Nutritionist and Senior Research Scientist at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC).

He has 12 years in the dairy industry, eight of which have been with the Health and Nutrition Science team.

Simon's position involves scoping, designing, and managing nutritional intervention trials investigating the potential health benefits of dairy products and ingredients. Simon also consults on nutritional matters in new product design, marketing materials, and advocacy work. He has a particular interest in the area of sports and exercise nutrition due to his belief that exercise is essential to health and wellbeing and that good nutrition is required to realise the benefits incurred by exercise.

Featured Videos

Discover videos featuring Simon Gilmour, where he shares his expertise as a registered nutritionist and senior research scientist.

Protein for Muscle Building

Explore the DIAAS score, focusing on essential amino acids and protein digestibility. Learn why dairy protein, rich in vital amino acids are key for effective muscle building and repair.

Protein Intake for Sports Recovery

Optimize your recovery with the right amount of protein intake daily. Animal proteins offer complete amino acids, while plant-based require pairing for full benefits.

Dairy's Role in Sports Nutrition

Enhance your athletic performance with the nutritional benefits of dairy. Rich in essential nutrients like protein, B vitamins, and calcium, flavored milk stands as a great post-workout hydration choice.

Milk vs Sports Drinks

Milk and dairy products are packed with protein for muscle health, B vitamins for energy, and calcium for strong bones, they're a hydration powerhouse.

Featured Articles

Dive into a collection of articles featuring Simon Gilmour, Fonterra's registered nutritionist and senior research scientist.

Will milk hydrate you?

Whether you enjoy daily morning walks, trips to the gym, backyard and competitive sports or weekend mountain hiking, it’s important for your body to stay hydrated before, during and after exercise to optimise physical and mental performance, and let the body recover well.

Why dairy protein is so good for you

The amino acids released from the protein we consume are hard at work in your body every day: growing muscle, repairing cells and helping you function at your best.

Why milk and dairy products are a great choice for sports recovery

Being active is an important way to look after your mind and body – and combining that with the right nutrition can help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle.