Matthew Jarvis

Matthew Jarvis MA

Head of Higher Education

Department: Higher Education


Tel: 01305 215037


Mat is a zoologist and ecologist with specialisms in the marine environment. As a zoologist he has a deep passion for the taxonomy and understanding of marine invertebrates in particular, but is interested in the conservation of all marine and coastal life. He also uses his links with organisations such as the National trust to monitor coastal change at Studland Beach in Dorset using the active involvement of students in this long term project. Future developments will be working with various organisations involved with monitoring cetaceans in the English Channel and other areas of the UK. He is an experienced lecturer in Higher Education and leader of a committed team of specialists delivering degree programmes at KMC.


BSc Pure Zoology

MA Conservation Policy

Research Specialisms / Interests

Geomorphology – long term monitoring at Studland Beach

Monitoring of Cetaceans in the English Channel

Course / Programme Lecturer

FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation

BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

BSc Marine Ecology and Conservation

Unit Lecturer

Marine Environmental Science

Zoology of Marine Vertebrates

Zoology of Marine Invertebrates

Geomorphology and Coastal Processes

Marine and Coastal Conservation


Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

From 2016 – Marine Mammal Ecology and Behaviour