Matthew is a full-time Research Assistant on a mixed methods NIHR funded Men’s Weight loss project. His role is diverse and includes engaging with communities, recruiting participants, data collection and analysis.
He completed an MSc degree at Glasgow University in Human Nutrition with Public Health Nutrition Specialisation in August 2016. As a part of this degree, the research project Matthew completed involved a trip to Ghana to collect data for a cross-sectional investigation examining links between risk factors of malnutrition and infant nutritional status. Prior to and during the MSc, he worked as a Community Health Improvement Assistant for both NHS Forth Valley and a voluntary sector organisation called Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives. This role involved engaging with ‘deprived’ communities to help reduce health inequalities through work which included weight management, maternal & infant nutrition, nutrition education and skills development.
Matthew graduated in 2012 from Aberdeen University with a degree in Sport & Exercise Science. His interests are broadly related to nutrition and public health; including health inequalities, malnutrition, community engagement and obesity & weight management.