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Geospatial Research Institute
+64 3 369 3999 ext. 90198
It is difficult to envisage a future where obesity prevalence decreases in environments that actively promote it
Matthew is a postdoctoral researcher in the GeoHealth Laboratory (GeoSpatial Research Institute) at The University of Canterbury, New Zealand. As an early career researcher, he recently completed his PhD for which he received a scholarship. His thesis explored the association between the physical food and physical activity environment and obesity. He has a MSc. Physical Activity and Public Health from Loughborough University and BA (Hons) Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. Most recently, he has been invited as part of the international advisory panel for Perspectives in Public Health a flagship journal of the Royal Society for Public Health (MRSPH). Matthew became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA & PGCHE), has studied and worked in Australia, at Loughborough University and also works as a health, physical activity and obesity consultant.