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Christopher R. Matthews

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Dr Matthews teaches on various courses related to sport science where he focuses on the sociology of sport, qualitative research, critical studies of gender, social theory as it relates to sport, health and physical activity. He is actively research a variety of topics including concussion, men’s power, sports violence, drug use and physical activity.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Dr Matthews was a senior lecturer and course leader at the University of Brighton. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Joseph Maguire at Loughborough University. He conducted post-doctoral research exploring men’s health with Professor Brendan Gough.

Press expertise

  • Boxing
  • Combat sports
  • Violence in sport
  • Drugs in sport
  • Gender and sport
  • Masculinity
  • Masculinity and health