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Matt Berry

Senior Lecturer

M.Berry@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816346

Matt joined the school of Physical Education in 2003 after teaching in schools for ten years. He is a senior lecturer who teaches predominantly on the Adventure Education programme but also enjoys contributing to some of the Physical Education modules.

Having an interest in outdoor and adventurous activities from an early age he took the decision to study Outdoor Education and Environmental science at Manchester Metropolitan University. After graduating, Matt taught science in Staffordshire where he could be close to the crags of the Peak District and the rivers of North Wales.

Whilst at school, Matt took the opportunity to develop Outdoor and Adventure Education for pupils including rock climbing, mountain walking, orienteering, white water kayaking and camping.

Matt took advantage of weekends and holidays to pursue his passion for the outdoors by working towards further qualifications and planning trips to adventurous destinations such as Nepal and Canada.

Matt is a British Canoe Union level 5 coach inland who enjoys contributing to continuing coach education for the B.C.U. His interest in white water rivers was put to good use in the British Canoe Union Canoe and Kayak Handbook where he wrote the Chapter on reading White Water.