Senior Lecturer, Television
Matthew is a multi-skilled, reliable and innovative socially-minded thinker who enjoys sharing his passion for sub-cultures, community and broadcasting. His interests include: cycling, triathlons, open-water swimming, avant-garde music, food, film, popular culture, literature, current affairs, community development.
Matthew also works as a lecturer at the University of Exeter where he runs a course called the Citizen Journalism News Network and is developing and testing a social network for citizen journalists called CJN.
|2008||BA(Hons) Broadcasting 1st||University College Falmouth|
Honors and awards
Charles Parker Prize
Santander Social Enterprise Development Award
Membership of external committeesCommunity Media Association
Research interests and expertise
- Citizen Journalism
- Human Geography
- Social Innovation
Publications and research outputs
'Parklive 2013' - A series of six unique, acoustic, free, daytime, live music events from Kimberley Park on a Sunday afternoon, for six consecutive months throughout the spring and summer of 2013.
'Parklive 2014' - A planned series of six unique, acoustic, free, daytime, live music and spoken word events from Kimberley Park on a Sunday afternoon, for six consecutive months throughout the spring and summer of 2014.
'Parklive 2015' - A planned series of six unique, acoustic, free, daytime, live music and spoken word events from Kimberley Park on a Sunday afternoon, for six consecutive months throughout the spring and summer of 2015.
Areas of teaching
- Television; Sound Design; Film; Digital Media; Journalism; Broadcasting; Radio Production
- BA(Hons) Television
- BA(Hons) Graphic Design
Policy engagement within Cornwall
Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall
Matthew founded the community radio station, Source FM, in 2008. Source FM is a not-for-profit, open-access, community radio station for the residents of Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding rural areas. As well as hosting live outside broadcasts that support local events, Source FM also runs training sessions for Falmouth University students and the wider community, with a view to encouraging them to produce a radio programme for the station.
Independent professional practice
Matthew works as a Freelance Audio Producer. His work often features on the BBC Radio 4 flagship Arts programme Front Row, most recently Matthew produced features on the St Just Ordinalia (Sept 2021) and the reopening on the Hall for Cornwall (Oct 2021).
Listen to the Ordinalia feature here