Senior Lecturer, Television
Matthew is a socially-minded Senior Lecturer who applies innovative and inclusive teaching methods for communicating a passion for creative screen industries, sub-cultures, marginalised communities and audio media.
Matthew works across both the Film and Television courses at Falmouth University. Matthew is the module leader for the third year Dissertation module on Film and he also leads the second year modules Artistry and Agency on Television.
Matthew is also a freelance audio producer for the BBC where he regularly produces Cornish features for the flagship BBC Radio 4 Arts programme Front Row.
Matthew’s personal interests include: triathlon, open-water swimming, contemporary arts, cinema, popular culture, literature, current affairs and community development initiatives.
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Honors and awards
Charles Parker Prize
Santander Social Enterprise Development Award
Membership of external committeesCommunity Media Association
Research interests and expertise
- Citizen Journalism
- Audio Media
- Social Innovation
- Human Geography
Publications and research outputs
Matthew RogersMichael Leyshon, (2020), Designing for Inclusivity: Platforms of Protest and Participation, In: The City of Digital Social Innovators, Urban Planning, Vol 5, No 4, pp. 33-44
Matthew Rogers(2023), Enthusiasms of Scale: model boat clubs of Cornwall, Youtube
Areas of teaching
- Sound Design
- Television & Film Production BA(Hons)
- BA(Hons) Film
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.
Matthew was part of a Social Innovation Group (SIG) project evaluation team in 2021 who completed participant interviews and research to evaluate the impact of a project called 'Your Shore - Beach Rangers'. Beach Rangers was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Our Bright Future programme.
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); the reopening on the Hall for Cornwall (Oct 2021); and an exhibition at Kresen Kernow called ‘Habitats as Heritage’ based on the work of Marianne North.
Social, community and cultural engagement
'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.