Biography

Matthew is a Dramatherapist and Senior lecturer in the Psychological Therapies department at Roehampton University where he teaches on the Dramatheraphy Masters course and the Dance Movement Psychotherapy Masters course.

Matthew supports Enterprise activity within the School and is the Director of www.LetsEngage.co.uk, a programme of short courses and CPD events, open to the public, that draws from the expertise within The School of Human and Life to offer a range of innovative and informative short courses.

He continues to practice as a dramatherapist, working in secondary education with young people, parents and teachers . He works with a cross section of young people facing a range of social and emotional challenges and from a wide variety of backgrounds including recently arrived immigrants and refugees.

Matthew has recently completed a short film arising from his clinical work on self harm, called "Spare me the Cutter" which won the 2008 Jurors prize at the Learning on Screen awards

Following working as a Teacher and Media Resources officer in ILEA Matthew left education to follow a career in business development and management working in several parts of the world and latterly contributing to organizational change initiatives in government and the private sector.

Qualifications

MA in Dramatherapy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Film and Television production in Education and has a Teaching Certficate in Education.

Research interests

Matthew has particular interest in visual research methods the use of arts based interventions in training and organizational development.His Masters research focused on his work as a dramatherapist supporting Management during a hostile Mergers and Acquisition. Alongside his clinical work he has continued to work in this field ,and is currently working on a film based PhD concerned with the day to day experience of those involved in three PFI schools.

Professional affiliations

AACORN: Arts, Aesthetics, Creativity, and Organization Research Network

Research outputs

  1. Spare me the cutter

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

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