Staff Profiles: Dr. Matthew Sitch

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Staff Profile: Dr. Matthew Sitch
Lecturer in Psychology

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Dr. Matthew Sitch

Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I have keen interests in the psychology of physical activity and other health behaviours. Along with this I research social networks and the influence that relationships have on our lives.


I teach across a range of psychology modules and specialise in physical activity and exercise psychology. Understanding adoption and adherence behaviours and how exercise impacts our psychological well being. Of particular interest to me is the role that social relationships play in supporting health behaviours and attempting to understand and research this through the use of social network analysis.

I champion interdisciplinary research and consider research focused on examining mental health and well-being and how psychology can contribute towards tackling climate change to be of the utmost importance.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Psychology University of Chichester 2018
PGCert Higher Education Teaching University of Chichester 2015
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology University of Chichester 2012
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology University of Chichester 2008


Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

Membership of professional bodies

CPsychol British Psychological Society

Teaching and research


I teach on a range of modules at MSc and BSc levels: Psychology of Wellbeing, Health Psychology, Research Methods, Conceptual Issues in Psychology, Developmental Psychology.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


The use of social network analysis to examine social support for health behaviours and conditions. Exercise promotion and the links between exercise and mental health and well-being. The role of nature and green space at enhancing our psychological well being and health.