Prior to joining Stratagem, Matthew completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. on the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland. Using his experience and expertise in research, Matthew deploys a meticulous approach in the delivery of his work, including in reports and research for clients.
His current client work includes assisting clients on their engagement on environmental issues including air pollution and packaging reform, to issues arising from the UK’s exit from the European Union as well as Community Planning and the Programme for Government.
Matthew also provides political monitoring support to a range of organisations, and has developed an understanding of their needs. This has allowed him to provide them with timely advice on their engagement plans. In addition, he supports clients with event management and project evaluation.
He manages Stratagem’s MLA Research Panel, a research and stakeholder audit tool undertaken in conjunction our partners Savanta:ComRes, which helps organisations benchmark campaigns, raise awareness of a policy issue, and understand the priorities of elected representatives.
A graduate of Queen's University Belfast, Matthew has contributed several articles to academic platforms and is also trained in best practice public consultation.