David Thivel

Clermont-Ferrand, France

David  Thivel


David Thivel has a doctorate in exercise physiology and human nutrition (INRAE ​​and Blaise Pascal University, France).

He also completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the New York Nutrition Obesity Research Center (Columbia University, USA) and the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (Ottawa, Canada).

David’s main areas of research are metabolic, energetic and nutritional adaptations to daily activities and dietary and exercise-induced energy deficits, particularly in childhood obesity.

David is currently director of the AME2P research laboratory (University of Clermont Auvergne) and president of the European Group on Childhood Obesity.


- University of Clermont Auvergne
- European Group on Childhood Obesity

Area of expertise

- Exercise physiology and human nutrition
- Childhood obesity