Matthew Baker

Human Biology & Light Researcher


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 his fellowship, Matt 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. Matt wants 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.