Professor makes impact for dance science research

A University of Wolverhampton Professor has made an impact in the world of dance science research by scooping two awards recently.

Matthew Wyon is Professor of Dance Science in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at the University’s Walsall Campus and was recognised for his research at the One Dance UK Awards ceremony recently.

Matthew was presented with two awards for ‘Dance Science’ and ‘Research in Dance – Impact’.

The One Dance UK Awards recognises the inspirational work of professionals working in the dance sector. The annual celebration marks the work of dance artists, teachers, practitioners, educators, schools, choreographers, companies, venues, scientists, and writers who contribute to the dance sector throughout the UK.

He said:  “My research focuses on enhancing the performance and the health and wellbeing of dancers.

“Our aim at the University is to promote evidence-based research in the applied sciences that enhance dance performance and reduce the incidents of injury and I work closely with staff and doctoral students, often in collaboration with colleagues from around the world.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been recognised at these awards for my contribution to dance science research.”

A panel of expert judges, drawn from the dance sector, reviewed over 800 nominations to arrive at a shortlist of 3 nominees for each category. The final winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Leeds.

The University is a founding partner of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and is the only University to offer a degree in Dance Science and Performance and a Master’s Degree in Dance Science as well as postgraduate research.

Anyone interested in studying Dance Science should register for the next Open Day on Saturday 2nd February 2019.

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