Matt is MBA Deputy Director and Head of Policy and Knowledge Exchange. He has particular responsibility for the Association as a national and international Learned Society/Membership organisation and also works on MBA strategic development and governance. Matt has a degree and PhD in marine benthic ecology but now works mainly in the area of marine policy including; representing the Association in marine policy advice (e.g. responding to government consultations and engaging with parliament) and providing science to policy training / postgraduate teaching. Matt chairs a number of science-policy committees at the natioanl and internatiobnal level and is currently President of the European Network of Marine Research Stations (MARS).
He has published over 70 journal papers, reports and book chapters as well as writing articles and giving talks aimed at a broader audience. Matt also oversees the journal and other pubilcations of the Association.