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Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology, Coventry University

Dr Matt Hill is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology working with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences (CSELS) at Coventry University. He teaches across several Exercise Physiology related modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Matt studied for a Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Newman University, Birmingham, before completing his Doctorate at Coventry University. His PhD focused the effects of acute and chronic induced exercise stresses on fall risk factors among older adults.

His research priorities can be broadly allocated to the following themes: the identification of physiological risk factors for falls (fatigue) and the development and evaluation of prevention strategies (exercise training) to reduce the occurrence and impact of falls. His current investigations are focused on understanding the links between exercise and the brain, including the role of exercise in improving cognitive abilities, and the cerebrovascular response in both acute and chronic settings. Another key aspect of his research focuses on the analysis of neuromuscular mechanisms in response to acute and chronic-induced eccentric exercise among older adults.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Coventry University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, University of Northampton


  • 2015 
    University of Northampton, PGCERT
  • 2015 
    Coventry University, PhD
  • 2010 
    Newman University, Birmingham, BSc (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Delayed impairment of postural, physical and muscular functions following downhill compared to level walking in older people
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Wellcome Trust (216948/Z/19/Z)