Personal profile


Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, Programme Manager for BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, and passionate youth sports coach. Interests centre around lifelong physical activity, and high-quality coaching at grassroots level. Matt has experience of working at a School Sport Partnership supporting the delivery in high quality physical education and at a County Sports Partnership developing workplace physical activity with workplaces such as the Gloucestershire Constabulary, EDF Energy and NHS Trusts. Passionate advocate for neurodiversity and creating more inclusive work and sporting environments for all, having founded the Neurodivergent Network at Hartpury University that works internally and externally to achieve these goals.

Research interests

  • Neurodiversity in Educational, Professional, and Sporting Environments
  • Developing Inclusivity
  • Interactive Pedagogies
  • Grassroots and Youth Sports Participation 


External positions and memberships

Current teaching

  • Coaching and Teaching Portfolio (Theory) - Level 4
  • Comparative Sports Study - Level 4
  • Introduction to Sports Coaching - Level 4
  • The Inclusive Practitioner - Level 5
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Education - Level 6
  • Reflective Practice - Level 7

Professional information

Professional Development Courses:

  • AdvanceHE External Examiners
  • APM Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Exploring Career Mentoring and Coaching (Open Learn)
  • Workplace Learning with Coaching and Mentoring (Open Learn)
  • AdvanceHE Enchancing Programme Leadership
  • Understanding Autism Level 2
  • Understanding ADHD (Open Learn)
  • Neurodiversity in the Workplace (UCU)
  • Rugby Football League Level 2 Certificate in Coaching
  • Rugby Football League Being CAYPABLE (Coaching Children)
  • Football Association Level 1 Certificate in Coaching
  • England Handball Introduction to Teaching Handball
  • Amateur Swimming Association Certificate for Teaching School Swimming
  • England Hockey Introduction to Coaching Hockey

Previous positions

  • External Examiner - FdSc Sport Health, Fitness and Coaching - PETROC University Centre (University of Plymouth)
  • Workplace Physical Activity Consultant - Active Gloucestershire
  • School Sports Coordinator - Cheltenham and Tewkesbury School Sports Network
  • Lecturer - University of Worcester
  • Associate Lecturer - University of Gloucestershire
  • Head of Rugby Academy - BEDE's School, Sussex



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