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Matthew J. Reeves

Reader in Sport & Physical Activity
School of Sport and Health Sciences
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Matthew J. Reeves is a Reader/Associate Professor in the School of Sport & Health Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. His research interests focus on the use of sport and physical activity for human development. He is particularly interested in the use of physical activity interventions for populations with long-term health conditions. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), in recognition of his contributions to teaching. Matthew also supervises postgraduate students on a broad range of sport and physical activity-related issues.

Matthew has published across a range of sport and physical activity domains. He has undertaken funded research activity across England and Europe. His research as been funded by a number of private (e.g. Nike Inc.), non-governmental bodies (e.g. Sport England), local government (Liverpool City Council; Bury Borough Council), charities (e.g. Premier League Charitable Foundation; British Blind Sport; State of Mind Sport), Governing Bodies of Sport (e.g. Professional Golfers’ Association; The FA; FIFA; professional sports teams (e.g. Everton FC; Liverpool FC), and Research Councils (e.g. National Institute for Health Research).

Matthew has acted as an academic advisor to a number of organisations, including non-government bodies (e.g. Sport England) and professional sports clubs in the UK and Europe. Matthew holds visiting appointments at Granada University, Spain; St Mary's University, London; and Victoria University, Australia. He has given visiting lectures in eight countries, and has contributed to documentaries for the BBC.

  • Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
  • Physical activity
  • Interventions
  • Behaviour change
  • Talent identification and development
  • Team Culture
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts