Matthew Roberts


  • Research Associate (Exercise, Inflammation and Chronic Disease)

Matthew graduated from Loughborough University in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. He then remained at Loughborough to complete a 6-month research placement investigating the physical activity and health of children. In October 2016, he began a PhD investigating the influence of exercise on blood vessel function and coronary heart disease risk markers in people of South Asian and European heritage. Further, Matthew has experience of handling large datasets and has worked with Health Survey for England data.

In January 2020, Matthew commenced a post-doctoral research associate position at Loughborough as part of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. He will conduct experimental research studies relating to exercise, inflammation and chronic disease in clinical populations.

Matthew’s main research focus is the interaction between exercise, metabolism, inflammation and chronic disease. He is also interested in how different ethnicities respond to exercise.