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Matt is Head of Division of Sport, Exercise, and Public Health. He is a Chartered Scientist and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology) in addition to a BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner (Obesity and Diabetes Specialist Instructor). BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Matt's principal research interests focus on responses and adaptations to time-efficient exercise. Matt has worked in Higher Education at undergraduate and postgraduate level for a number of years. 

Prior to this Matt’s background is exercise physiology. He has worked as a personal trainer and exercise referral specialist for clients with long-term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. He currently provides consultancy and training for exercise and health industry qualifications and works in collaboration with NHS and other health professionals on a specialist obesity service. He also has experience providing sport and exercise science support work for a range of individuals and professional sports including rugby league, cycling, and football.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Sport science
  • Exercise science
  • Isokinetic dynamometry
  • HIT
  • High-intensity
  • Diabetes
  • Health
  • Rugby league
  • Glenohumeral joint
  • Exercise for health and sport
  • Diabesity (the co-existence of obesity and diabetes)
  • Exercise guidelines post bariatric surgery
  • Skeletal muscle response and recovery from eccentric exercise
  • Assessing shoulder function in rugby league players using isokinetic dynamometry
  • Physiological and perceptual responses to time-efficient exercise
  • Exercise science research for people with long-term conditions


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