The European Healthy Stadia Network CIC is a social enterprise with contact points across Europe that works with sports stadia and governing bodies of sport to develop sports venues as health promoting settings.

Dr. Matthew Philpott

Interests: Matthew oversees the strategic direction of the Healthy Stadia Network, and is responsible for stakeholder management (including members and country focal points), business development activities, and management of key projects. With an MA and PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Warwick, and an initial background in academic research, Matthew now has over twelve years’ experience in marketing-communications and project management in both the private and NGO sectors.

Role in project: Matthew is involved in facilitating the trial in clubs in the UK, as well as contributing to the development of a sustainable post-project delivery model for the EuroFIT programme. He also actively promotes the project to key stakeholders in the football community.

Robin Ireland

Interests: Robin is an experienced public health advocate and communicator. Recent HEG campaigns and research around electronic cigarettes and sugary drinks have meant Robin is regularly called on by local and national media for comment. He gained his Master of Public Health from the University of Liverpool in 2007 and was elected a Member of the Faculty of Public Health by Distinction in 2015. Robin has served on two NICE public health guidance development groups and has worked internationally with WHO Europe. Robin has been an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool on the MPH programme since 2008 and also lectures on the Improving Health in Europe module.

Michael Viggers

Interests: Michael provides communications and project management support across a number of programmes for Healthy Stadia CIC, including Respect Your Health (EURO 2016), Active Voice (Erasmus +) and UK club activities for EuroFIT. With a BSc. in Sports Science and a MA in International Journalism, complemented with a background in social media, public engagement, copy writing and editing, Michael is uniquely positioned to advise on marketing communications and collateral in a health context.

Contact Details

Dr Matthew Philpott

European Healthy Stadia Network CIC

151, Dale Street

L2 2JH Liverpool, UK