Physical Activity Epidemiology
Current work and interests
Matthew is a Research Associate who joined the Unit in June 2016 to develop the existing DAPA Measurement Toolkit as part of the InterConnect project. He is currently focusing on epidemiological studies across the physical activity and nutrition programmes, as well as methodological work relating to harmonisation of exposure data from different sources and means of assessment.
Background and experience
Matthew completed an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health at the University of Bristol before earning 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. Before joining the Unit he was an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.