Associate Head of MPLS (People); Professor of Astrophysics, Department of Physics
Matt Jarvis grew up Swadlincote, a small ex-coal mining town in Derbyshire. He read Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 1997. He then went on to do a DPhil in Astrophysics at Oxford. After postdoctoral positions at Leiden and Oxford, he took of a lectureship at the University of Hertfordshire in 2007 then moved back to Oxford in 2012 as Associate Professor. He has also held a visiting SKA Professorship at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa since 2010. In recent years he has devoted more and more time to initiatives to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in Physics and the wider University. In 2020 he became an Associate Head of MPLS Division for People. When not working you can usually find him playing or watching sport.