Matthew Wade

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Research Officer

Matthew Wade is a Research Officer at the ukactive Research Institute. His role focuses on the original research and evaluation of physical activity interventions, as well as supporting on all projects across the ukactive Research Institute. Matthew currently leads on the evaluation of Buckinghamshire County Council’s physical activity initiative ‘Active Bucks’, which looks to increase physical activity levels across the county, as well as working closely with ukactive’s Let’s Get Moving project providing research and evaluation expertise. In addition, Matthew also supports on the large scale evaluation of Coca-Cola ParkLives, a free initiative which aims to get one million people active in local parks and green space by 2020, and the training of health care professionals to deliver a primary care based intervention to increase physical activity levels and positively change behaviour. 

In October 2016, Matthew will enrol as a PhD candidate investigating community based public health interventions aimed at promoting physical activity and positive behaviour change. As an undergraduate Matthew studied Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire before graduating with a Master's degree in the same subject from Cardiff Metropolitan University, focusing on biomechanics. During this time Matthew undertook several research projects investigating the biomechanics of the sprint start, presenting his findings at the BASES Student Conference.

 

Research Publications

Beedie, Jimenez, Domone, Wade, and Mann (2016).  Effects of three modes of GP exercise referral on cardiovascular risk among overweight patients. Translational Journal of The American College of Sports Medicine (submitted). 

Mann, Jimenez, Domone, Wade, and Beedie (2016). Programming and Supervision Of Resistance Training Leads To Positive Effects On Body Composition In Two Community Fitness Programmes. Translational Journal of The American College of Sports Medicine (submitted). 

Beedie, C., Domone, S., Wade, M., & Mann, S. (2016). Effects Of Community-based Physical Activity Counselling Among At-risk Individuals. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5S), 81.

Domone, S., Mann, S., Wade, M., & Beedie, C. (2016). The Feasibility, Scalability And Outcomes Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing In Primary School Children. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5S), 298.

Jimenez, A., Mann, S., Domone, S., Wade, M., & Beedie, C. (2016). Effects On Aerobic Capacity Of Three 48-week Community-based Exercise Interventions. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5S), 596.

Mann, S., Domone, S., Wade, M., & Beedie, C. (2016). Combining Supervised Exercise And Physical Activity Counselling Might Increase Retention To GP Exercise Referral Programmes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5S), 79–80.

Mann, S., Jimenez, A., Domone, S., Wade, M., & Beedie, C. (2016). Programming Resistance Training Required For Positive Effects On Body Composition In Community Programmes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5S), 543.

Wade, M., Mann, S., Jimenez, A., Domone, S., & Beedie, C. (2016). Effects On Cardiovascular Risk Factors Of Three 48-week Community-based Exercise Interventions. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5S), 593–594.

Domone, S. Mann, S., Sandercock, G. Wade, M. and Beedie, C. (2016). A Method by Which to Assess the Scalability of Field-Based Fitness Tests of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among Schoolchildren. Sports Medicine Volume 1 / 1984 - Volume 46 / 2016 DOI: 10.1007/s40279-016-0553-6

 

T: 020 7400 8637

E: matthewwade@ukactive.org.uk 

 

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