Matthew is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. He is a quantitative social scientist and joined the Department in September 2013 as a lecturer. He has been a Research Fellow in the Third Sector Research Centre since 2012.
His research interests are in the causes and consequences of prosocial behaviour; social identity; intergroup contact; and quantitative methods.
Matthew is particularly interested in the causes and consequences of prosocial behaviour, such as volunteering and charitable giving. He is particularly interested in how the social environment in which people live influences their decisions to volunteer and give. His research in this area has included how the contexts of countries, neighbourhoods and schools have influenced prosocial behaviours.