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Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Exeter

Matt explores the contemporary conditions of education through approaches informed by a participatory action research ethos. He is interested in how childhood and young people's lives vary globally and has researched the rising use of data in education settings.

As an Education Exeter Incubator Fellow 2017-2018 Matt has worked with students to research undergraduate student experiences of transitions to university following the introduction of the reformed A Levels in England. The team are using the findings to inform effective undergraduate transition support.

Before academia Matt had a variety of jobs including being a Human Resources administrator with a city council, a teacher, a local education administrator and a church-based pastoral worker with students.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Exeter


  • 2016 
    University of Exeter, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • 2015 
    Durham University, PhD Geography
  • 2011 
    Durham University, MA Research Methods - Geography

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers
  • Member of the Geography Education Research Collective
  • Education Officer for the RGS-IBG Geographies of Children, Youth & Families Research Group