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Matthew Shaw

University Tutor in Sport and Work Based Learning Co-ordinator

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542974

Matthew has been teaching since 2010 with a background in college based higher education where he was programme leader for a range of foundation degrees and top-up degree programmes. He was previously programme leader for higher education sport at North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe and was programme leader for higher education sport at Hull College prior to joining the University of Worcester.

With a diverse teaching background, Matthew has previously delivered sport science, teaching and coaching, research methods as well as human physiology and biology. Matthew tries to stay as active as possible within the field and has previously been the sport scientist at Grimsby Town FC academy.

Outside of teaching and work, Matthew has a detailed injury history resulting from attempting to pursue a range of sports that has included track and field, rugby union, wrestling and gymnastics.


  • PGCE University of Huddersfield (2013)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University (2010)
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University (2009)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests:

Matthew is module tutor across a range of work based learning modules at level 5 and 6, where he also coordinates placement activity and facilitates students to organise their placement activity.

Research Interests:

Research interests include student experience, and the use of mobile software applications in sport and exercise science.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)



Shaw, Peart & Fairhead (In Print) Perceived stress in university students studying in a further education college. Research in post-compulsory education.

Shaw, Robinson, and Peart (2017) Comparison of a mobile application to estimate percentage body fat to other non-laboratory based measurements. Biomedical Human Kinetics, 9 (1), pp.94-98.

Peart, Hensby & Shaw (2016) Coconut water does not improve markers of hydration during sub-maximal exercise and performance in a subsequent time trial compared to water alone. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, pp.1-19.

Peart, Shaw & Rowley (2015) An investigation into a contactless photoplethysmographic mobile application to record heart rate post-exercise: Implications for field testing. Biomedical human kinetics, 7, (1), pp. 95 - 99.

Low, Harsley, Shaw & Peart (2015) The effect of heavy resistance exercise on repeated sprint performance in
youth athletes. Journal of sport science, Jan 2, pp. 1 7.

Peart, Shaw & Rowley (2014) Validity of freely available mobile applications for recording resting heart rate. Annals of biological research, 5, (12), pp. 11-15

Conference Presentations:

Perceived stress in higher education students studying in a further education college: an example of organic staff-student collaboration - AoC College HE Research and Scholarship Conference June 2015

Poster Presentations:

The effects of postactivation potentiation on repeated sprint ability in elite youth soccer players UKSCA Annual Conference August 2013

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner for Newcastle College.
  • Previously been involved as an external advisor for the validation of programmes at the University of Worcester, Leeds Trinity University, and Manchester Metropolitan University.