Matthew is an active researcher, project manager and communications professional at SEI. He is currently Acting Head of Project Communications and Senior Advisor to SIANI (Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative).
He has 15 years’ experience working in environment and sustainable development as a researcher, project manager and communicator across 5 continents. He was the lead educator on the MOOC – Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia. His training in both social and natural sciences allows him to work with development from a multidisciplinary perspective on diverse projects such as smallholder agriculture, soil health and rural livelihoods, as well as the relationship between national development strategies and bilateral aid.
He has five years of senior leadership and operations experience gained most recently from working as the Head of Operations for the SEI Asia centre. Other professional experience has been gained in the UK, Ghana, Peru, the US, Malaysia, and Costa Rica.
Matthew holds a BSc in Tropical Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, England.