Matthew is and has 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 the meaning and operation of trust in online discussions of suicide. His thesis supervisors are Dr Sonya Stanford, Assoc. Prof. Anthea Vreugdenhil and Dr Nicholas Hookway.
Before joining the University of Tasmania, Matthew worked in Community and Neighbourhood Houses in the north west of Tasmania. Matthew is the Vice-President of the Tasmanian Branch Management Committee for the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Chair of the Ulverstone Neighbourhood House.
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
Accredited Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers
HGW401 Direct Practice 2 (BSW)
HGW611 Direct Practice 2 (MSW)