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Head of the School of Allied Health, Anglia Ruskin University

Matt leads the school of Allied Health at Anglia Ruskin. a multidisciplinary school with a blend of clinical, scientific and health leadership programmes.

His current projects include research into nanopartical drug delivery, protein structure and function in cancer and bacteria, health education and improving patient care in emergency medicine.

Matt also serves on national bodies such as the Council of Deans for Health, and in 2019 was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology for his work in scientific research and education.

Matt completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kent before moving into industry. Having worked for a number of major pharmaceutical companies in the UK, he completed his PhD at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology under the supervision of Dr Tracey Barrett. Using the technique of Protein Crystallography he successfully solved the structure of the DNA damage repair protein UvRB, showing it to be dimeric in damage scanning.

Following postdoctoral work at Birkbeck College, Matt secured a research fellowship with Cancer Research UK, working in the laboratory of Dr Martin Singleton and investigating the role of various Histone binding proteins in the formation of the mitotic spindle.

Matt has always had a keen passion for science education and moved to a post at ARU's associate college in Harlow where he led the validation and delivery of a new BSc (Hons) in BioScience. Following roles within the main institution Matt has led the School of Allied Health since 2018 and overseen its rise to being a leading provider of clinical and non-clinical provision to the Eastern and London regions.


  • –present
    Head of the School of Allied Health, Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2010 
    Univeristy of London, Protein Crystallography