Matthew Wyon is a Professor in Dance Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK where he works in both the Sport and Dance Departments. He has authored more than 70 peer refereed journal articles and edited three books. At the University he is the course leader for the MSc in Dance Science and Director of Studies for a number of dance science and medicine doctoral students. His main area of research is the link between physical fitness and aesthetics in dance.
He is on the Board of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and is the Chair of their Research Committee as well as sitting on the Medical Advisory Committee of Dance UK. In 2012, alongside partners at Dance UK, University of Birmingham, Trinity Laban, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Royal Ballet, he helped set up a multi-hub National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.
In 2007, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science asked him to write the fitness testing guides for dancers. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and is the exercise physiologist for the Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet and has worked with numerous dancers and companies within the UK and Europe as an applied physiologist and fitness trainer.
He was a Medici Fellow in 2004 and developed and patented a new ballet pointe shoe.