Dr Matthew Haines

Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing, University of Huddersfield

Matt is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Huddersfield having joined the University in 2009. He is a Chartered Scientist and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Physiology) in addition to a BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner (Obesity and Diabetes Specialist). BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Matt has worked in Higher Education at undergraduate and postgraduate level for a number of years and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to this Matt’s background is exercise physiology. He has worked as a personal trainer and exercise referral specialist for clients with long-term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. He currently offers consultancy to health and fitness training providers and works in collaboration with NHS and other health professionals on a specialist obesity service. He also offers sport and exercise science support work for a range of individuals and professional sports including rugby league, football and cycling.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing, University of Huddersfield