Matthew Baker

Human Biology and Light

Matt is a senior lecturer in Human Biology and Nutrition at Bath Spa. He is interested in exploring the links between Nature and Human health. For my fellowship, I will be looking at our non-visual interaction with light. Human interaction with natural light is not just confined to sight; we also sense and react to light and warmth through our skin. This influences our mood, physiology, sleep, capacity to learn, and even the sensitivity of our conscious vision. I want to explore new technologies that will enable us to measure this shared experience and begin to explore the relationship between this and our mental and social health.