Staff profile

Dr Matt Higgins


Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Nutrition

Subject

Sport and Exercise Science

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

Life Sciences

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

m.higgins@derby.ac.uk

About

Dr Higgins is a research active sport and exercise scientist who is passionate about the scientific underpinnings of human nutrition and metabolism. His research interests are predominantly based around the impact of a variety of nutrients/compounds on human health and sport/exercise performance. He has authored a number of high impact academic journal papers and has worked extensively with UK and International academic and industrial partners. To date, he has generated over £300k income for the University of Derby.

Teaching responsibilities

Dr Higgins's teaching focusses on the following areas:

Research interests

Dr Higgins primary research interests are:

 

Dr Higgins is an invited reviewer for the following journals:

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Prior to his academic career Dr. Higgins spent 7 years as a Management Consultant working for global companies Accenture and Siemens. During his academic career, Dr. Higgins has also worked extensively with industrial external partners, including (but not limited to) the following:

- BerryPharma - http://www.iprona.com/en/extracts-berrypharma/company-2

- PDO Biotech - http://www.pdobiotech.com

International experience

Dr Higgins is currently collaborating with external partners in Europe (Germany/Italy) and Asia (Taiwan) on a number of nutritional and metabolism orientated projects.

In the media

In addition to his academic publications Dr. Higgins has also written the following blog articles:

Recent publications