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Palliative Medicine Physician, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Matthew is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne and UMC Utrecht (The Netherlands), and a Palliative Medicine Physician at St Vincent's Hospital. He is involved in post-graduate and medical education through the University of Melbourne. He is also a clinical reference lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency.

He is currently involved in research examining the attitudes surrounding morphine use in cancer care, examining issues around communication, decision making and end of life ethics. Areas of interest involve health practice ethics, end of life care, improving communication and systems between primary and palliative care.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2017–present
    Research fellow, St Vincent's Hospital
  • 2018–present
    Palliative Medicine Physician, St Vincent's Hospital


  • 2016 
  • 2014 
  • 2011 
    Monash, MBioethics
  • 2010 
    RACP, Diploma of Palliative Medicine
  • 2006 
    Monash, MBBS

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Exploring informal care networks in cancer
    Primary Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council