Matthew is a qualified pharmacist, having received his MPharm degree in 2007 from the University of Nottingham. His master's project was carried out within the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis (LBSA) and focused on the surface characterization of drug eluting polymeric stents. He subsequently completed his professional pre-registration training at the University Hospital of North Durham, and continued to work as a clinical pharmacist before returning to the LBSA in 2008. Here he completed a PhD under the supervision of Professors Clive Roberts, Morgan Alexander and Martyn Davies in conjunction with 3M Healthcare. His work involved characterizing the scale and impact of adhesion forces between active pharmaceutical ingredients in binary pressurized metered dose inhaler formulations. In 2011, Matthew began work for Tesco Pharmacies, working to expand his commercial experience in both clinical healthcare and operational management.
In 2013 he commenced work in his current role as business manager for the new Interface and Surface Analysis Centre (ISAC) within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham. His key responsibilities include the marketing, co-ordination and advancement of external business opportunities with respect to the instrumentation and personnel within the centre. He is actively involved in improving the financial self-sustainability of ISACs constituent departments. Principally this is via improving the links and client interface with pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetic small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other potential commercial users of the facilities.