Matthew Cole
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Matt joined Hartpury University in September 2023 as Head of Student Experience and has extensive leadership, teaching, and research experience in Sport & Exercise Nutrition.

Having previously occupied a variety of Head of Department and Course Leadership roles across a number of UK HEIs, Matt obtained Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2018 and his teaching interests focus on all aspects of sport, exercise, and health nutrition.

Matt's main research interests lie in endurance sport, having initially studied an MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition (Loughborough University) before completing his PhD (University of Kent) assessing the influence of different nutritional interventions on gross efficiency during endurance cycling.

Matt currently supervises a number of PhD students - primarily based in professional football settings - and, as an accredited Sport & Exercise Nutritionist (SENr), continues to provide nutrition support to a small number of local athletes and teams.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport & Exercise Science, PhD, Influence of nutritional interventions on cycling efficiency, University of Kent

1 Sept 200830 May 2015

Award Date: 30 May 2015

Sport & Exercise Nutrition, MSc, Loughborough University

1 Sept 200731 Aug 2008

Award Date: 31 Aug 2008

Sport & Exercise Science, BSc, University of Birmingham

16 Sept 200431 Jul 2007

Award Date: 31 Jul 2007

External positions

Head of Department of Sport & Exercise, Birmingham City University

1 Jul 201631 Jul 2023

Associate Professor in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Birmingham City University

1 Jul 201631 Jul 2023

Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Nutrition

1 Sept 201230 Jun 2016


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