Matthew is currently employed as the Assisting Field Education Coordinator (State-wide) for Social Work at UTAS. He has previously been employed in various capacities in the University of Tasmania's Social Work program, including tutoring, field education, and unit coordination.
Matthew is also a PhD candidate whose research explores how people connect with one another in online discussions of suicide. His thesis supervisors are Dr Sonya Stanford, Assoc. Prof. Anthea Vreugdenhil and Dr Nicholas Hookway.
Matthew’s social work career has involved work in NGO governance, community development, community research and project development, NGO strategic planning, and professional governance.
Matthew’s research aligns with the University’s research theme of Better Health. His research interests include understanding the communication needs of people wishing to discuss suicide ideation, online peer-led mental health support, and risk and trust in mental health practice.
BSocWK (1st Class Hons)
The importance of trust in suicide risk assessments in non-government mental health services.
University of Tasmania
HGW303 Social Work Practicum 1
HGW513 Social Work Practicum 1
HGW433 Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum
HGW633 Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum
HGW425 Research Pathway Social Work Practicum
HGW606 Research Pathway Social Work Practicum