Matthieu Boisgontier

PhD, Neuroscience and Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

I am a neuroscientist, a kinesiologist, and a physiotherapist. I achieved a PhD from the University of Grenoble in 2012 (France). Then, I did a 6-year postdoc at Leuven University (Belgium) including a 1-year visit at the University of British Columbia (Canada), both supported by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). Since 2016, I have also been using longitudinal data including tens of thousands subjects to investigate the determinants of physical activity such as cognitive resources, neighborhood conditions, and adverse childhood events (University of Geneva, Switzerland). I am passionate about physical activity, health, aging, and how the brain works but am always happy to work on other topics. I aim to do open, robust, and replicable science, and to collaborate with clever researchers who are also good people. I do my best to support open-science practices and am a proud steering board member at SportRχiv and co-chair of the Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology (STORK).


  • 2016–2019
    Chercheur, Université de Genève
  • 2012–2018
    Chercheur, University KU Leuven
  • 2017–2018
    Chercheur, University of British Columbia