Matt Taberner is an experienced practitioner who spent more than 12 years working within the English Premier League. He joined Everton Football Club in September 2013 as assistant first team sports scientist and was promoted to the role of Head of Sports Science in June 2014, before becoming Head of Rehabilitation from July 2017 to August 2019. Previously, Taberner spent six years at Aston Villa Football Club as Lead Academy Sports Scientist.
Taberner holds a B.Sc. in Sports Science and an M.Sc. in Sports Nutrition and has received an NSCA-CSCS qualification, a British Weightlifting accreditation, and an F.A. Fitness Trainers Award. He is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate at Liverpool John Moore’s University, investigating effective return to sport processes in elite football, alongside completing the BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation. He has published articles in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Science and Medicine in Football, and the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal.