Professor Matthew Wyon

Professor in Dance Science

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Email address: M.Wyon@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323144 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Educaiton Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Science Areas of expertise: Vocational dance training methodologies, Strength and conditioning for dancers, CPD for dance teachers, Injury Prevention.

About

Matthew Wyon is a Professor in Dance Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and a Visiting Professor at the Division of Surgery and Intervention Science, Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, University College London and ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts, The Netherlands.  At Wolverhampton, he works in both the Institute of Sport and School of Performing Arts. He has authored more than 90 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 performance enhancement and injury reduction in dance. 

He is President of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and sits 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. He has worked with numerous dancers and companies within the UK and Europe as an applied physiologist and strength and conditioning coach.   

He was a Medici Fellow in 2004 and developed and patented a new ballet pointed shoe.

Research interests

  • Dance medicine and science
  • Relative age effect in dance - effects on performance and injury
  • Cardiorespiratory demands of different dance genres
  • Training load in dance schools and companies
  • Exercise as medicine
  • Vitamin D and performance
  • Post Graduate Research Supervision: Completions: PhD: 8; MPhil: 1. Present supervision: PhD: 4
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  • Evaluation of physical fitness in relation to performance and injury severity in contemporary dance (M Angioi, PhD) 2008
  • Physiological demands of performance in Classical Ballet and their relationships with injury and aesthetic components (E Twitchett, PhD) 2008
  • Testing and training for physical fitness in contemporary dance: Investigations (Emma Redding PhD) 2009
  • Clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the ankle in dance (J Russell, PhD) 2010
  • The effect of vibration training on balance and muscular performance within functionally unstable ankle populations (R Cloak, MPhil) 2011
  • An investigation of grand battement devant at barre, centre and in motion using kinematics and electromyography (D Krasnow, PhD) 2012
  • Injury incidence and severity in professional ballet dancers over three years (N Allen, PhD) 2014
  • Stretch intensity and the inflammatory response (Nikos Apostolopoulos) 2015
  • Chronic and acute effects of whole body vibration training (Ross Cloak) 2016

Membership of professional bodies

  • International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, Performance Science- Frontiers in Psychology
  • Reviewer: BJSM, JDMS, IJSPE, EJAP, SHJ, JSMS, IJSM, JSAMS, Oxford Press, EJSS, Gait and Posture, JSS, Kinesiology, Sport Biomechanics, Military Medicine

Qualifications

  • PhD, Cardiorespiratory demands of contemporary dance University of Roehampton Surrey   -   2003
  • MSc, Sport and Exercise Science – Brunel University College   -   1995
  • BSc (HONS), Sport Studies and Geography West London Institute of HE   -   1990

Publications

Publications since 2012:

2017

  • Amorim, T., Y. Koutedakis, A. Nevill, M. Wyon, J. Maia, J. Machado, F. Marques, G. Metsios, A. Flouris, N. Adubeiro, L. Nogueira and L. Dimitriou (2017). "Bone mineral density in vocational and professional ballet dancers." Osteoporosis International. DOI 10.1007/s00198-017-4130-0
  • Tânia Amorim, George S. Metsios, Matthew Wyon, Alan M. Nevill, Andreas D. Flouris, José Maia, Eduardo Teixeira, José Carlos Machado, Franklim Marques, Yiannis Koutedakis (2017). Bone mass of female dance students prior to professional dance training: a cross-sectional study PLOS-One 7 12 (7) e0180639 DOI https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180639
  • Wyon, MA; Wolman, R; Nevill, AM; Barber, A; Edwards, M; Bowd, B; Clarke, F; Bryant, J, Cloak, R (2017) The influence of hormonal contraception on vitamin D supplementation on serum 25(OH)D3 status in premenopausal women: a prospective double-blind placebo random controlled trial J Endocrinol Metab. 2017;7(4):117-121


2016

  • Wyon, M. Allen, N, Cloak, R, Beck, S, Davies, P, Clarke, F. Assessment of maximum aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of elite ballet dancers. Medical Problems in Performing Artists. 31(3) 145-149
  • Cloak, R; Lane, A; Wyon, M (2016) Professional soccer player neuromuscular responses and perceptions to acute whole body vibration training differ from amateur counterparts. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 15 57-64
  • Ambegaonkar JP, Cortes N, Caswell SV, Ambegaonkar GP, Wyon M. (2016) Lower extremity hypermobility, but not core muscle endurance influences balance in female collegiate dancers. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 11(2):220-229
  • Wyon, M., A. Nevill, R. Cloak, G. Metsios, D. Gould, A. Ingham, R. Wolman and Y. Koutedakis (2015). Acute effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on muscle strength in judoka athletes: a randomised placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000264


2015

  • Kruusamäe, H; Wyon, MA; Jurimae, T; Saar, M; Maest, J; Jurimae, J (2015) Spinal posture in different DanceSport dance styles compared with track and field athletes Medicina doi:10.1016/j.medici.2015.08.003
  • Beck, S., Redding, E and Wyon, M (2015). Methodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review. Frontiers in Psychology 6. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00568
  • Apostolopoulos, N; Metsios, G; Tauton, J; Koutedakis, Y; Wyon, M (2015). Acute inflammation response to stretching: a randomised trial. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology 2(4): 368-381.
  • Apostolopoulos N, Metsios GS, Flouris AD, Koutedakis Y, Wyon MA. The relevance of stretch intensity and position—a systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology. 2015;6:1128. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01128.
  • Apostolopoulos, N; Metsios, G; Koutedakis, Y; Wyon, M (2015). Stretch intensity vs. inflammation: A dose-dependent association? International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science 3(1): 1-5.


2014

  • Wyon, MA; Koutedakis, Y; Wolman, R; Nevill, AM; Allen, N (2014) The influence of winter Vitamin D supplementation on muscle function and injury occurrence in elite ballet dancers: a controlled study Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 17 (1) 8-12 DOI:10.1016/j.jsams.2013.03.007
  • Wyon, M; Hutchings, KM; Wells, A; Nevill, AM (2014) BMI, nutritional knowledge and eating behaviours in elite student and professional ballet dancers Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 24 (5) 257-268 doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000054
  • Brown, D. and Wyon, M (2104). The effect of moderate glycaemic energy bar consumption on blood glucose and mood in dancers. Medical Problems in Performing Artists 29(1) p27-31
  • Hopper, L; Allen, N; Wyon, M; Alderson, J; Elliot, B; Ackland, T (2014) Dance floor mechanical properties and dancer injuries in a touring professional ballet company Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 17 (1) 29-33– DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.04.013
  • Liiv, H; Wyon, MA; Jurimae, T; Purge, P; Saar, M; Maest, J; Jurimae, J (2014) Anthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: a comparison of three different styles. HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology 65 (2) 155-160 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2013.09.003
  • Riding-McCabe, T., J. Ambegaonkar, E. Redding and M. Wyon (2014). "Fit to Dance Survey: a comparison with DanceSport injuries." Medical Problems in Performing Artists 29(2): 102-110.
  • Riding-McCabe, T., J. Ambegaonkar, M. Wyon and E. Redding (2014). Extension neck injury in female DanceSport competitors. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training 19(3): 32-36.
  • Cloak, R; Nevill, AM; Smith, J; Wyon, M (2014) The acute effects of vibration stimulus following FIFA 11+ on agility and reactive strength in collegiate soccer players. Journal of Sport and Health Science 3 (4) 293-298 DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2014.03.014
  • Cloak, R; Wyon, M; Nevill, AM; Day, S (2014) The acute effects of vibration training on balance and stability amongst soccer players European Journal of Sport Sciences 1-7 DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.973912
  • Brown, D. and M. Wyon (2014). An international study on dietary supplementation use in dancers. Medical Problems in Performing Artists 29(4): 230-235
  • Amorim T, Wyon M, Maia J, et al. (2014) Prevalence of low bone mineral density in female dancers: a systematic review. Sports Med. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0268-5
  • Allen, N., Ribbans, WJ; Nevill, AM; Wyon, MA (2014). "Musculoskeletal injuries in dance: a systematic review." International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 3(1): 1-8.
  • Liiv, H; Maeest, J; Wyon, MA; Jurimae, T; Jurimae, J (2014) Success predictors in DanceSport. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise Vol 46 (5) p82


2013

  • Wolman, R., Wyon, M., Allen, N., Nevill, A.M., Eastell, R., Koutedakis,Y. (2013) The vitamin D status of professional dancers in the winter and in the summer. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.12.010
  • Cloak, R; Nevill, AM; Day, S; Wyon, M (2013) Six weeks combined vibration and wobble board training on balance and stability in footballers with functional ankle instability Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 23 (5) 384-391
  • Wyon, M; Harris, J; Brown, D; Clarke, F (2013) Bilateral differences in peak force, power and maximum plié depth during multiple grande jetés Medical Problems of Performing Artists 28(1) 28-32
  • Riding-McCabe, T., J. Ambegaonkar, E. Redding, Wyon, M (2013) A Bibliography Review of Medicine and Science Research in DanceSport. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 28 (2) 70-79
  • Wyon, M. and Y. Koutedakis (2013) Muscular Fatigue: considerations for dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science 17: 77-83
  • Allen, N; Nevill, A; Brooks, J; Koutedakis, Y; Wyon, M (2013) The effect of a comprehensive injury audit program on injury incidence in ballet: a 3-year prospective study Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 04/2013; DOI:10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182887f32
  • Wyon, M; Smith, A; Koutedakis, Y (2013) A comparison of strength and stretch interventions on active and passive ranges of movement in dancers: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 27(11) 3053-3059 doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31828a4842
  • Liiv, H; Wyon, MA; Jurimae, T; Saar, M; Maest, J; Jurimae, J (2013) Anthropometry, somatotypes and aerobic power in ballet, contemporary dance and DanceSport. Medical Problems in Performing Artists Vol p207-211
  • Wyon, M; Cloak, R; Lucas, J; Clarke, F (2013) The effect of midsole thickness on dynamic postural stability in dance shoes. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 28(4) 195-198
  • Baker, J; Wyon, M; Nevill, AM (2013) Can turn out measurements be used to predict physiotherapist-reported injury rate in dancers? Medical Problems in Performing Artists 28(4) 230-235


2012

  • Angioi M, Metsios G, Twitchett E, Koutedakis Y, Wyon M. (2012) Effects of supplemental training on fitness and aesthetic competence parameters in contemporary dance: a randomised controlled trial. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 27(1):3-8.
  • Marshall L, Wyon M (2012) The effect of whole body vibration on jump height and active range of movement in female dancers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 26(3):789-93
  • Paschalis V, Nikolaidis MG, Jamurtas AZ, Owolabi EO, Kitas GD, Wyon MA, Koutedakis Y. (2012) Dance as an eccentric form of exercise: practical implications. Med Probl Perform Art. Jun;27(2):102-6
  • Russell, J., Kruse, D; Koutedakis, Y., Wyon, M. (2012). "Pathoanatomy of anterior ankle impingement in dancers." Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. Vol 16(3) 101-108
  • Krasnow, D., Wilmerding, M. V., Stecyk, S., Wyon, M., & Koutedakis Y. (2012). Examination of weight transfer strategies during the execution of grand battement devant at the barre, in the centre, and traveling. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 27(2) p74-84
  • Allen, N; Nevill, A; Brooks, J; Koutedakis, Y; Wyon, M (2012) Ballet Injuries: Injury incidence and severity over one year. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, vol 42(9): p. 781-790 doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.3893
  • Krasnow, D., Ambegaonkar, J. P., Wilmerding, M. V., Stecyk, S., Koutedakis, Y., Wyon, M. (2012). Electromyographic Comparison of Grand Battement Devant at the Barre, in the Centre, and Traveling. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 27(3) p 143-155
  • Wyon, M. (2012). Supplemental physical fitness training can improve the artistic elements of dance performance. IADMS Bulletin for Teachers, 4(1), 8-11.

Previous professional experience

  • Visiting Professor, Division of Surgery and Intervention Science, Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, University College London.   2014
  • Visiting Professor in Health, Institute of the Arts, ArtEz, Arnhem, the Netherlands   2011 - 2014
  • Research Professor in Dance Science, University of Wolverhampton   2001 - present
  • Visiting Research Fellow, City University, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery   2007 - 2009
  • Reader in Performance Sciences, University of Wolverhampton   206 - 2011
  • Medici Research Fellow   2004 - 2005
  • Appointed Course leader for MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science; BA (HONS) Dance Practice and Performance; MSc Dance Science   2004 - 2009
  • Appointed Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, University of Wolverhampton   2002 - 2002
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association   2002 - 2002
  • Appointed Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, St. Martin’s College, Lancaster   2001 - 2001
  • Sport Science Research Cluster Co-ordinator, University of Roehampton Surrey   1999 - 1999

Further information

  • President of International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 2015
  • Board of Governors, Elmhurst School of Dance, 2015
  • Board of National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, UK, 2012 – present.
  • Chair of Research Committee, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 2009 – 2013

 Commercial Work

  • Designed and patented new ballet pointe shoe - http://www.futureofdance.com/
  • Dance Specific Fitness Tests - DVD and CD isbn 978-0-9551705-1-5