Career Development Fellow, Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge
Dr Calum Mattocks is a Career Development Fellow in the Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge. His research involves examining the relationships between the built environment and physical activity, active travel and health.
Specifically, Dr Mattocks is working with David Ogilvie and Jenna Panter on a scoping and piloting project to identify new neighbourhoods that can act as ‘natural experiments’ to assess potential changes in the relationships between the built environment and active travel, physical activity and health; and to test methods of recruitment and measurement tools among people who move to newly built neighbourhoods.
After completing an MSc at Bristol, Calum worked as a data collector on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), based at Bristol. After few years as a Research Assistant, he undertook a PhD, “The use of accelerometers to assess physical activity and explore potential early life determinants in a large cohort of children”. This work involved repeat measures of accelerometry in the ALSPAC cohort and also calibration studies of the Actigraph accelerometer.