Matt Miller-Dicks
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    PO1 2DY Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer in Skill Acquisition in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. I am the Research Theme lead in Culture, Behaviour, Inclusivity and Governance within our School and a member of the Centre for Interaction, Development and Diversity. I have over 50 peer-reviewed publications in outlets that primarily span the disciplines of sport and exercise science and experimental psychology. I have edited two books, and delivered 40 keynote and invited lectures. I have a wide-range of applied experience, having worked collaboratively with national and international teams in sports including rugby and football, as well as government agency.


I joined the University of Portsmouth as a Lecturer in 2013. Prior to joining the University, I completed my PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand (2006 - 2010), worked as a Lecturer in Skill Acquisition and Coach Education (football) at the German Sport University Cologne, Germany (2010 - 2011) and completed a postdoctoral research position at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands (2011 - 2013). I have held visiting Professor positions at the University of Caen Normandy, France (2016) and the University of Rouen Normandy, France (2017).

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the visual control of movement in natural environments and I have expertise in the use of mobile eye tracking technology. I am particularly interested in examining how perception and action are skilfully adapted to changing environmental demands across the lifespan. My research has been applied to different domains, including health and safety settings, anticipation and decision-making in sport, and training that aims to improve these facets of sport performance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

External Examiner, Brunel University London

Feb 2022 → …

External Examiner, London South Bank University

Sept 2017Dec 2022


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