Matthew Sedgwick

Dr Matthew Sedgwick


Phone: +44 (0)113 2837100 ext. 351
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Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University


Matthew graduated from the University of Bath with an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences and went on to complete a PhD in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University.  Matthew’s PhD investigated the effects of different modes of exercise on postprandial endothelial function, lipid metabolism and glycaemic control in adolescent boys. 
Matthew has also worked as a research assistant and associate at the Institute of Youth Sport, Loughborough University where he was involved in a range of projects including: the evaluation of physical activity interventions in primary school children; the relative age effect in sport; the match and training demands of academy cricket players; the physiological profiling of adolescent athletes; and the safety and efficacy of strength training in children and adolescents.
Outside of academia Matthew has sporting interests in Judo, having previously competed at an international level, and lifesaving sport.

Research interests

Matthew’s main research interest lies around the effect of exercise and physical activity, and its interaction with diet, on cardiovascular disease with a specific interest in paediatric populations (children and adolescents).  Matthew also has research interests in the general area of paediatric exercise physiology and interventions to enhance performance.

Matthew is skilled in physiological exercise testing, cardiovascular sonography, phlebotomy (capillary and venous) and a range of biochemistry techniques.
Matthew works closely with Dr Laura Barrett (Loughborough University), Dr John Morris (Nottingham Trent University), Prof Mary Nevill (Nottingham Trent University) and Dr Julie Hunt (University of Surrey).

Teaching and Administration

Level 4

SHN4282 Anatomy and Physiology
SHN4662 Research Methods
Level 5
SHN5852 Coaching & Assessment of Performance (Physiology input)
SHN5302 Research Methods
SHN5672 Physiology of Training
Level 6
SHN6602 Research Project
SHN6742 Sport Injury/Therapy