Prof. Mathew Wilson

Prof. Mathew Wilson

Head of Athlete Health and Performance Research

Dr Mathew G. Wilson (PhD) is Aspetar's'Lead Performance Physiologist and Head of Athlete Health and Performance Research. Previously, Dr Wilson has served as Laboratory Director at the Research Centre for Sports and Exercise Performance at the University of Wolverhampton and as the Cardiac Screening Manager for the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology within the Olympic Medical Institute, UK. His research focus is on the athlete's' heart and mechanisms of sudden cardiac death in young and veteran athletes. Dr Wilson has screened over 10,000 athletes, which has led to the production of over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications. This research has provided internationally recognised best practice models for cost-effective screening protocols and has produced new baseline cardiologic data for ethnically diverse populations.



  • 1997: BSc (hons) University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • 2001: MPhil – University of Wolverhampton, UK and the British Olympic Medical Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, UK
  • 2010: PhD - University of Wolverhampton, UK and the Olympic Medical Institute, Northwick Park Hospital, UK


Career Achievements

  • 2011: Member of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (European Society of Cardiology)
  • 2011: Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • 2011 - Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
  • 2008: Research Fellow at the Department of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London
  • 2007: BASES Scientific Support Accredited

Clubs & Organizations worked with

  • 2000-2006: British Olympic Medical Centre
  • England Rugby League
  • GB Cycling
  • GB Tennis
  • GB Boxing
  • GB Netball
  • GB Triathlon
  • 2000-2009: Suzuki and Yamaha Motocross Teams

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