The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Matthew is an aid practitioner and researcher with over a decade of experience in international development, human rights and peace-building. Prior to starting his DPhil at Oxford he worked with NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Sierra Leone, the USA and Belgium, and with the European Union in Afghanistan, China, and Belgium.
Matthew holds a European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation and an undergraduate degree in Law, having previously studied at universities in the UK, France, Italy and Portugal. Matthew is currently a Wiener Anspach Visiting Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.