Matthew is a Research Associate within the Physical Activity Epidemiology programme. He is currently working on an update of the existing Dietary Assessment and Physical Activity (DAPA) Toolkit as part of the InterConnect project.
Matthew studied for a MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health at the University of Bristol before completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. This research focused on the use of combined accelerometer, GPS and diary methods to understand the context and intensity of children’s physical activity, particularly that which occurs outdoors.
Following work as an analyst within the banking industry, Matthew was an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter before joining the Unit in June 2016. He is now working with colleagues from the fields of physical activity, nutrition and anthropometry to revise the content and design of the DAPA Toolkit, including new sections relating to data harmonisation.